Randoms: Horse Shoes and Hand Grenades

By Todd Harrison  SEP 15, 2009 10:15 AM

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“The Autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun. He'll knock you 'round and upside down and laugh when he's conquered and won.”
- John Facenda

There are no moral victories in the NFL but if there were, the Oakland Raiders would have a notch in their belt this morning. Entering the game 11.5-point dogs at home, the silver and black rushing attack of DMC and Michael Bush out-gained L.T and Darren Sproles. All told, their once anemic offense gained more total yards than the lightening bolt widely considered having one of the most potent offenses in the league.

I won't lament about what "could have been." I won't dwell on the phantom touchdown in the first half or the curious time-out late in the game. For a franchise that lost 11 or more games six straight seasons—an ominous NFL record—this was a step in the right direction, outplaying a squad many predicted to reach the Super Bowl. "Our football team played its guts out and didn't finish the game," coach Tom Cable said. "That's the bottom line." Indeed it is.

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