It was glorious. The kind of wins that go down in the record books for the ages to look back and see forever. A 59-14 domination of the helpless Denver Broncos. The Raiders rushed for 328 yards in the win — just 28 yards shy from the team record of 356 set in '87 against Seattle on the road. The quarterback play was calm and poised. The lineman held their blocks. The wide outs blocked down field and Nick Miller went up over the top on a 32 yard reception to haul in the pass. The defense held the Broncos to 75 yards rushing as a team. Talk about a total team effort!
But my fellow Raider faithful, that’s where it needs to go and stay. In the books. Case closed, chapter ended, next story.
Far too often we focus on the wrong thing only to be set up for failure. The proverbial, lets go 2-0 and get this rolling. Man, that’s for high school athletes. How about, let’s go out there and kick the crap out of the Sea Chickens now? Who is next to take this wrath?
LET GO OF THE RECORDS!
This game against Denver was the kind of game we should play week in and week out. Can you imagine if the Raiders played this way every week? We should!
I remember back to the period of time between '98-'02 seasons, we would go into every game saying, who is next to get a loss against us? We couldn't be stopped by anyone. Now all we say is damn, can we beat this team? Is our defense going to hold up? Is our offense going to get more then 10 first downs? Can we put 100 yards up on the ground?
REMEMBER THE PAST!!
To wrap this up, an important message from Tom Cable to the Raider Nation: "Raider Nation, hear me," Cable said. "We need you in those stands supporting us. We need to have a great 12th man from here on out because we're doing our part. It's coming together." Tom, you’re right. It is coming together. We beat a really good football team yesterday. Now do your job and coach these men to play next week with the same tenacity as they did on Sunday!
TIME TO STOP TALKING ABOUT IT AND START BEING ABOUT IT!!!