Oakland Raiders: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Stripes

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Published: September 27, 2009

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... $80 for the ticket...I'd want my money back.

The Raiders, who were 1-1 going into this game, discovered there are a lot of problems to fix.

Some things were out of our control, obviously. You can't replace Robert Gallery and expect his replacement to be as good.

But for the Raiders and the Nation, not a lot could be good about today's game.

For the Good, you could look at Oakland's Defense on a number of stops, including an opening drive for the Broncos that died on a fourth-and-goal.

Also, Denver could only score two touchdowns, holding Denver to field goals on other drives. Twenty-three points was at least within a ballpark...losing by 41 would have been much more painful.

Also for the good side, Oakland's running game, when it was used, did have some nice numbers. McFadden and Bush both combined for 65 yards, however it was obvious that Cable didn't want the run to win this game, he was looking for passing.

The last good point to ma...

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