Sunday, November 25, 2007

Three to Nothing

Nice start to the game, an interception and three points for an early lead. The red zone continues to be the dead zone, however.

UPDATE: Michael Bush's backup at Louisville is already running wild (63 yards and one TD with six minutes to go in the first quarter). I'd rather see LaMont Jordan on the other side of the ball right about now, wouldn't you? This is embarrassing.

UPDATE: Wow! A complete game on both sides of the ball. The AFC West spell is broken. The Raiders win. Bravo!


Blogger RaiderRealist said...


Well look at it this way RT. Whenever we play against a rookie RB when can always say "We'll make you famous" with our porous run defense.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF!!!! Raiders win!!!

1:01 PM  
Blogger RaiderRealist said...

NY Raider-

The Raiders must have heard you!

17 straight losses and immeasurable frustration is alleviated. Finally the ball bounces our way. Kolby Smith runs for 150 yds and we still win. I'll take it.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4th down and 1 and we STUFFED THEM!!! We stopped the run when it least today. The embarrassing 17 division losses in row is finally done. Playoffs??? UMMMMMM...NOT!!!!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

Gotta give props to Porter. I've been down on him, but he was damn tough today, very similar to that away game against the Redskins two years ago.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back from the mountains just in time to say, "HOW 'BOUT THAT FARGAS". He was the star of the game along with some timely passing by Culpepper. Good all 'round game except for the run defense.


1:19 PM  
Blogger Raider Raza said...

Great Game Plan. The defense made a huge stop to get us the ball and Fargas ran out the clock.

I really likes the screens and slants and occasional shots downfield. This is the best game and best second half of the year for us.

Amazing stat of the game: Gallery and Sims zero false starts.

I look forward to a strong end of the year to build momentum for next year...

Damn i feel minty...

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We finished. We actually finished.

We did have to count on them dropping some passes, but we droped a few also.

1 down. 2 to go (donks and seahags).

Minty? eh, maybe not. But at least my mouth doesn't taste like schit anymore.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How great does that feel Nation?!!! Bring on the Donkeys.

Raider Roger

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How great does that feel Nation?!!! Bring on the Donkeys.

Raider Roger

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Congratulations to the Raiders for ending your losing streak against the AFC West and for winning more games than you did in 2006. My cousin is over here at my place and you would have thought the Raiders won the Super Bowl today. Good for you, now you guys know what it is like to taste a victory, at least for one day. Enjoy it, savor it, and maybe the team learned something from this and you will beat Denver at your place next Sunday. Once again, congratulations

P.S. Don't forget to tune into NBC tonight and watch the Patriots thrash the Eagles! This is the first home Patriots game I have missed since the 1998 season (I gave my tickets away today to an Eagles fan I work with)

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey RT, the canary lives!!!

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great win today my fellow Raider Nation brothers.

Props to Fargas and Porter...they played TOUGH! The Defense and the O Line came through when it had to. Hopefully we will build off this win.


I thought about you today as I usually wear my black Stabler jersey for games...but my gut told me to break out the white 1970 Blanda jersey. I guess it worked.

Lets enjoy this one guys.


1:56 PM  
Blogger RaiderCat said...

Victory Lane with Huggy
driving the O!

Kiffin's first replay of an NFL foe... nice!

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow "huggy" and "porter" yoy guys gotta be sooooooooooo proud! They were unstopable!! Just because "herm the worm edwards" isn't wort a shit and AVE YOU GAYS THE GAME, you losers think you actually won this!!!! When you give up 200 yards rushing I call that a loss! Just enjoy baby, it's just for one day!!!! 3-13

2:12 PM  
Blogger nyraider said...

Turns out, Fargas is a legit NFL RB.

Porter took some big hits and kept making plays. (He remains streaky, though, until he can put together a couple games like that in a row).

Culpepper executed the best (late game) play-action I’ve seen by a Raider QB since Gannon, and he can actually hit a wide open receiver down field.

Edwards blows 2 timeouts, then goes on 4th down and misses. Huge! Morrison and Howard made him pay.... biggest play of the game!

Our offense kept our D from having to go back on the field to end the game (didn’t give the D an opportunity for another late game collapse). Huge!

Kiffin had this team well-prepared today. I’m particularly impressed with the O-line on the road. McNasty had a hold early, but seemed to out-play Green at RT.

SeaBass is having a career year, except for the occasional short (or squib) kick-off. I take back most of what I said about him earlier in the season.

The D still needs to learn to defend the run, and we need to stay pissed off. What will really make this game worth something is beating the Donkeys next week at home.

Although, there’s not much better than bringing misery to the Chefs' fans! 3rd straight home loss, courtesy of da Raidas!


2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raider Raza,

I was thinking the same thing you were in that Simms and Gallery weren't even mentioned during the game...and that's a good thing!


2:19 PM  
Blogger RaiderCat said...

"Gotta give props to Porter..." - raider take
"Props to Fargas and Porter...they played TOUGH! The Defense and the O Line came through when it had to..." - azraider63

...and major props to Daunte - no stumblin', bumblin', and 'specially fumblin'!

He showed good presence, awareness and escapability ==> his first Professional showcase of QB 101 for JRock.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


We actually threw some slants and completed passes to the tight end over the middle. Miller had 4 catches.

It set up some deeper stuff and slowed the rush down. Only 2 sacks but several throws Culpepper had plenty of time.

By the way, where have they been hiding Chirs Clemons. Four sacks in the last three games, forced fumbles.

Anyway, what better team to snap the streak against than the Chefs.


3:12 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Everyone gets lucky once in a while ... I'm referring to me not the Raiders!

I wrote this yesterday in the previous RT post:

"I know this will seem very far fetched but here's how we begin to climb Mount Everest and change the dynamic of the 2007 season & expectations for 2008:

Get the divisional gorilla off our back by playing solid, sound football and beating KC.
(Raiders 20 KC 17)"

I actually predicted the score!

If you taped the game and get the chance to watch it again, please take note of the run blocking job BraveHeart McNasty did (with Carlisle) especially the last drive of the game. McNasty was blowing a huge hole in the right side for Fargas to get to the 2nd level.

Culpepper played a near flawless game ... good reads, accurate with passes, no fumbles/Ints, and poise in the 4th quarter.

Porter showed off his physical strengths & toughness.

Huggy Bear Jr. was a man possessed. With decent size holes for Fargas to run through, he was consistently getting to the 2nd level of KC's D.

SeaBass was clutch with the 54 yard FG.

Besides the run D, this was as complete a game as the Raiders have played ... 4 quarters, offense, defense, special teams.

Onwards & upwards. Time to knock out ShanaRat's 2 front teeth.

To Faida Boy: The Whiners will have the #2 pick in the 2008 draft ... oh my bad, you gave the pick to the Patsies. The Whiners have lost 9 straight games and you want to beat your chest? It's funny that you come here to belittle the Raiders when your team has an even worst record. Get a FN Life and just go away. Maybe you can get a glass of wine at your favorite gay bar to "celebrate" another Whiner loss.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If RT checks past posts he'll see I wrote awhile back that we should have no trouble with Brodie Croyle. Having watched his college career in its entirety I can say there is no way you lose to that guy in the NFL (sorry H). Porter's gotta back this game up with about ten more good ones before I say anything nice about him. And as for Fargas... maybe our run block O-line is not as bad as everyone thinks (?) Let's hope Herm Edwards doesn't get the boot... my nightmare is Shotty returning to the AFC west.
We still can't stop the run. Kolby Smith ate us up? Tell me it ain't so.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally something positive-- A RAIDER WIN!! I had to work today but was "watching" the game via internet updates. I almost didn't believe it when I saw the final score-- it took a few seconds to sink in that the Raiders won!

H-- there is a really nice story about Clemons in todays inside the bay. You can find the link at He's hard working on the field and off. Sounds like someone we should keep around.

3 wins, do I hear 4?


3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fargas for president! Porter for VP, what the hell.

Something was different about today. Kiffin had those guys very well prepared. About a month ago I pointed to this game as a big one for Kiffin to prove that he takes these rivalries seriously and the play on the field didn't disappoint compared to the crap that has been fielded recently.

Great win and let's keep this thing rolling. They looked confident at the end. I think they figured out some major piece to the puzzle somewhere in there. Winning cures all, after all, so the hard part is finally over.


3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!! am i dreaming? the raiders won? whooooo-hooooooo! i cannot believe this.
congrats to huff with his first nfl pick, and it was a beauty. fargas was being fargas, porter played to his capabilities today, and the o-line looked like they knew how to play.
the raiders rush defense wasn't pretty, but made the stop when they needed to, to seal the deal for us. are we finding an identity? i hope so. donkeys are next.......

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see new posters! That's what happens when you win ;-)

A few more blitzes would have made me feel better. I thought to rattle coyle early would have been a good idea. But good pressure for the most part. Nice game plan and Huggy is making me a believer.

I will rewatch with an eye toward the blocking. I am all for the young guys to play especially McQuistan. I did see O'Neal lay a few guys out on the lead block.
Any word on Cooper?

Go Eagles!

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Bears! Psycho

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a day......wooohooooo!!!
You ain't lived until you see the Raiders win in Arrowhead.
Take a designated driver though.

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yeah...any word on Cooper?

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great offensive game plan by Kiffen-terrible defensive game plan by Hermy. McQuis played very well (what a diff one guy can make).Who made that great leap frog play on the missed field goal?Let us not forget Lamont with the T.D.!


5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raider Mike,

It was Chris Clemons (#58) who leap frogged the O Lineman.


6:33 PM  
Blogger TheFreakingPope said...

Nebraska fires Callahan. Oakland wins in Arrowhead. The Bears come back to win in overtime against the Broncos. The Pats are fighting for their lives against AJ FEELY. Christmas came early boys!

7:37 PM  
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