Years of getting abused by the Chargers had taken all the life out of our team, and that win was the spark we needed to show that YES, Raiders CAN compete and can WIN against good teams.
But the Dark Ages of 2003-2009 still linger. We still can’t stop the run. We still give up games in the 4th quarter. We still can’t seem to regularly get 1st downs and touch downs in the red zone. And don’t even mention the penalties
Things that good teams do on a regular basis, Oakland continues to struggle with.
In Week 17, the final showdown with the Chargers is the Raiders last chance to make the jump, and BURY the old days.
If they can take the field and stop the run, stop the drops, and STOP THE PENALTIES, they have the potential to become a team that is a threat to ANYONE in the NFL.
But if we give them all the chances we gave to KC last week, Philip Rivers will make that last minute score to win the game and bring our season to a disappointing conclusion.
We’ve run out of chances, this is the last and final moment for Raiders to fulfill their promise, their potential and regain the pride of a team that DESERVES to win. Once and for all, BURY THE CHARGERS and take back the title that belongs to the Raiders!!!!
Because if we don’t win, Oakland doesn’t deserve to go to the playoffs, and it’s back to the drawing board for the Silver and Black…