After seeing the loss to KC at the Coliseum in person this year, Week Sixteen’s match up had a personal stake for me.
After a season of struggle, I wanted to see Raiders clean up their penalty problem, improve on third down, get the running game going, stop the run on defense and quit giving up big plays. These issues have plagued the team all year, and Coach Jackson promised they would get fixed.
An ugly rematch of last years overtime game, so many penalties refs were exhausted.
The missed passes, the blocked kicks, the fake kick called back, all the insanity of your average Chiefs/Raiders game.
But Oakland got the win and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.
This game had Raider fans screaming their lungs out and when KC lined up for the game winning field goal, I knew it was over. But it wasn’t.
Somehow Richard Seymour blocked two kicks and saved this game.
DHB made the catch in overtime to set us up for the field goal, much as Jacoby Ford did last year. And of course Seabass with the clutch kick, sent the Raiders home victorious from Arrowhead.
Seems like every win this year has been down to the wire.
We began this year an average team. We’ve been trying to BECOME a good team.
It hasn’t happened yet. The same problems still plague us. There is still one game left in the regular season to change that and become a GOOD team. Here’s hoping the Raiders make it happen!!!!