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Raiders Upset Texans 27-16 In Oakland

December 21st, 2008 No comments

How good is Raiders corner back Nnamdi Asomugha? Ask pro bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson. Coming off 3 consecutive games with a touchdown reception and over 200 receiving yards against the Tennessee Titans last week, Andre Johnson didn’t make his first reception until the 4th quarter.

As the Raiders pulled off a 27-16 home upset against the Texans, everything came together for the Raiders in Oakland today. With rain coming down throughout the game in an half empty stadium, the Oakland Raiders clicked on all aspects of the game. Asomugha and the defense shutdown a hot Houston Texans team. Fargas and McFadden controlled the ground game. While Jamarcus Russell gave Raider nation a glimpse of his potential completing 18 out of 25 passes for 236 yards while throwing two touchdowns. And shining all season, Johnnie Lee Higgins caught a touchdown and returned another spectacular punt return in the 3rd quarter to lock up the game for the Raiders.

After another disappointing season, the Raiders did their 40,000 fans at the coliseum right today by ending the last home game of the 2008 season with a win. The Raiders displayed their potential and for at least one game met the expectations of Raider Fans at the outset of the season. Rather than going out quietly, the Raiders have certainly built momentum going into the off-season today and Raider nation can hold their breaths for another season.

Highlights are available here at the NFL.com website

    The Raiders meet old time coach Gruden next season for a Super Bowl XXXVII rematch in Tampa Bay next week. The Buccaneers having struggled recently themselves, I have but one small peace of advice, watch the Buccaneers-Panthers game from week 14 and run to the right.

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    Thursday Night Football Picks – Play The Raiders

    December 4th, 2008 1 comment

    Yes I know, this is supposed to be a football blog, not a football gamblers come here for a free pick blog. But hey, the Raiders are short on news, and I feel like writing.

    The line for Thursday Night Football’s matchup between the Raiders and Chargers opened at San Diego -10.5. Since then, the line has steadily dropped, and the San Diego spread to cover has steadily dropped to about -8.5 to -9.5 depending which sportbook you goto. 

    San Diego has been absolutely dreadful as of late and hasn’t won a game by more than 1-point since October 12th against the New England Patriots. Although the Raiders have been facing offensive issues, they play their division tough.

    Tonight’s Thursday Night Game Pick: Play the Raiders with the points.