The Oakland Raiders Worriesome Win


Published: September 20, 2009

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... pulling out a victory after a late touchdown drive that saw an offense stuck in neutral the entire day finally get it going when it mattered.

History will show that JaMarcus Russell showed well on the winning drive, going 3 of 6 for 58 yards with a couple of key first down conversions after penalties had mired the team in difficult situations. History will also show that before this drive, Russell had one of the worst quarterback performances I've ever witnessed.

That the Raiders were on the winning end of a drive in the final minutes is not lost on me, nor the rest of Raider Nation. Russell came through when it mattered, and Darren McFadden, bottled up most of the day, found no resistance on the left end to waltz in for the game-winning touchdown with 1:07 left to cap the drive.

It was a great feeling as a Raider fan to finally see a victory after trading scores in the final minutes. It far more often than not for far too long has gone the other way. The co...

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