A sure loss for the Raiders, but it turned out to be worse than expected. A brutal defeat at the hands of the best team in the NFL, perhaps the best team in football history.
This game exposed the Raiders worst faults: Inability to stop the run. Horrible penalties. Terrible WR’s with DHB dropping the first three passes that were right in his hands DESTROYING our first quarter. Interceptions thrown by Carson Palmer. Run game weak without McFadden. Lost McClain on defense wandering in circles. Patriots burning our corners with impossible passes. Our guys dropping easy passes.
The most classic moment was the Tuck Rule. Raiders CRUSH Brady to the ground, strip sack leads to a fumble return for a touchdown. Then the tuck rule calls it back, cancelling the play. Except that there is a penalty on the play so the Packers end up with a NET GAIN in yardage after getting clobbered. Only the Raiders!! This after Packers clearly run out of bounds on the kick return but the replay machine was broken. It was fixed in time for the tuck rule tho!
I will be the first blogger on the planet to call out some good points from the game:
Four sacks on golden boy Rodgers, who was a d-bag and refused the offer of a hand to stand up.
Safety SACK in the endzone by McClain, dam that looked good.
Another touchdown for Kevin Boss.
Another running TD for Mike Bush.
Palmer threw some beautiful passes that bounced right off of DHB and Murphy over and over and over and over.
O line blocked well and we only gave up one sack.
Finally, this was the best team in the NFL. Next week we will bring these lessons with us and play a much better game at home against the Lions.