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Raiders Stun Football Nation; Beat Philadelphia Eagles 13-9

October 21st, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Eagles Raiders FootballAfter an extremely disappointing 3-game stretch where the Raiders were outscored 96 to 16, where Jamarcus Russell had failed to show any inkling of being an NFL quarterback, the Raiders were the easy target and prey of sports writers and broadcasters everywhere. Coming into Week 6, Mike Ditka threw Jamarcus Russell in his dog house on ESPN’s NFL preview show. A Yahoo Fantasy sports writers ranked Jamarcus Russell as 129th when rating the top 32 fantasy starters. Hell, Raider Nation even booed Russell as he trotted on the field to take on the Philadelphia Eagles.

And despite everything, what happened? Jamarcus Russell came out and showed a glimpse of what much of the Raider faithful had hoped the former #1 pick would be. Russell found an open Zach Miller down the middle for an 86-yard touchdown (thanks to key blocks from rookie receiver Louis Murphy). And in the final minutes of the game, converted a big 3rd and long play to FB Gary Russell.

Numbers wise, Russell finished the game with his 6th sub-100 QB-rating. But in terms of showing a few flashes of some caliber plays? This was the biggest game of the season for Russell.

Although much due respect goes to the defense, after losing Asomugha early in the game, the Raiders held the then 3rd highest scoring offense in the NFL to three field goals while sacking McNabb six times.

For once, after all that seemed to be lost for the 2009 Raiders’ Season, the Raiders came out and surprised football nation.

…I’m sorry for ever doubting you. Silver and Black for life!

Watch the video highlights of the Raiders 13-9 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  1. BK
    October 25th, 2009 at 09:20 | #1

    Fuck that I’ve been a Raider luver all my life and Know wut they r capable of so until tha WHOLE team pulls their heads out of their asses Im going to doubt them whitch means smear tha opposening team like no otha and fucking play to play cuz I for one am tired of tha broncoes on top of tha hiil, hell the BLACK HOLE are the sopposed to be tha most feared in tha NFL, but no we got weak.

  2. Juice
    October 26th, 2009 at 08:52 | #2

    Crabtree after 1 game has more catches than Hayward-Bay this whole season lmao!

  3. JP
    November 16th, 2009 at 11:11 | #3

    Lets get real. I’ve been a die-hard Raiders fan all of my life. I have nevered turned on “my” team. However, with career stats like 51.7% completion rate, 17 TOTAL TDs and 21 picks, there is only one question to ask. What are the Raiders thinking. You cannot saddle all of the blame on Russell. Management has hung it’s hat on him, and he simply is not capable of performing on a NFL level. They need to be held accountable as well. As far as recievers dropping passes, can you blame them? I honestly think half of the time, they are taken by supprise when the ball DOES get to them. The other half of the time, the ball is thrown so late, they are likely to catch a concussion if they do make the grab.

    There is plenty of work to be done by the whole team, but if you can’t score, you can’t win.

  4. January 21st, 2010 at 07:14 | #4

    Why no updates?

  5. Will
    January 21st, 2010 at 10:17 | #5

    @JOCKpost
    Hey JOCKpost, much apologies, it’s been a frustrating few seasons. I’ll be back with constant updates soon!

  6. February 17th, 2011 at 17:35 | #6

    yea…why doesn’t this blog get updated…?

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