Originally Posted by tony hipchest
until yesterday, the raiders had lost 45 consecutive games
in which they trailed the 4th quarter by 10 or more points.
chew on that and see if it doesnt make puke up a little hot snack in your mouth.
This doesn't surprise me, dude. In fact, my writeup before the game was pretty much spot on. When the schedule was announced, I have it somewhere saying that Oakland was the game that scared me the most and we'll drop it.
That said, go back and look at the Steelers playing down to their competition. Not only are they NOTORIOUS by doing so, but they are notorious for a struggling players breakout performance.
I remember in '02 against the Falcons, Vick was a struggling quarterback, putting up AWFUL numbers the week before, only to have a breakout game against the Steelers.
I remember in '09, when we visisted the Bears. Cutler threw like, 4 interceptions against GB the week before and looked downright PUTRID. Next game, Cutler has one of the best games of his career against us.
Bruce Gradkowski had the game of his life against us in '09.
We all know the Tebow debacle.
Peyton Manning tossed his 400th TD pass against...you guessed it....us.
McFadden, up to this point, was having a VERY HARD TIME finding any types of running lanes. The Raiders ground game was worse than ours entering yesterdays game.
What happens? A 64 yard jaunt to the endzone and a breakout performance for McFadden against our defense, rushing for over 100 yards of offense and putting the ball into the endzone.
We are notorious for it. I expect us to tighten up.