The second quarter of our season has begun. The first quarter was a failure, going against 4 old rivals, we were only able to defeat one of them.
The second quarter is composed almost entirely of the NFC South teams and the KC Chiefs.
The Falcons defeated the Raiders 23-20 in an great game that was down to the final seconds. It could have easily gone either way.
Penalties returned with a vengeance along with the old refs. But Raiders played with heart. As Tim Brown said, he expects the 2012 Raiders to play their best games in the second half of the season. This game showed how possible it could be for Raiders to achieve something this season.
We’ve been average for two years in a row trying to take that forward step. Going 1-4 to start the year is not what we were hoping for. But AFCWest division foes are also sure to lose a few games, so the Raiders are still in the fight.
How we fare against the rest of the NFC South will determine the Raider season. Either rise to the level of a good team or sink back to badness again.
I trust Reggie to lead us down the right path, adding small parts to improve the team on a weekly basis. If we keep heading in this direction, Raider will be back sooner than anyone thought…