Monday, December 05, 2016
Raiders 6th 2016 Comeback Win
You gotta wonder just how far this Oakland Raiders team can go. They keep showing us their ability to adapt and explode on opponents. This weekend's victim was the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills came to Oakland and unleashed RB LeSean 'Shady" McCoy. Shady has moves comparable to the great Barry Sanders. The Bills short passing game combined with the running of Shady was killing the Raiders. More concerning was the Raiders defense looking like they couldn't stop a Buffalo Bills drive.
The Silver & Black found themselves down 24-9 midway through the third quarter. Then the worm turned as the Raiders would score 29 unanswered points and the defense buckled down. Their resurgence showed Buffalo and the rest of the NFL what can happen when you think you've stopped the Silver & Black attack; they adapt and come back stronger.
Derek Carr and Khalil Mack just about mimicked their week 12 performances in the win over the Carolina Panthers. When the plays just had to be made, every Raider player found a way. Kicker Marquette King was a punting fool, booming kicks high and deep. So he got an unsportsman-like conduct penalty, #7 is a kicking freak.
Sebastian Janikowski kept us close in the first half with three field goals. The coaching staff found the answers and the Raiders are sporting an eye-popping 10-2 record as they head to Kansas City for a Thursday Night showdown. The Raiders currently hold the AFC playoff #1 seed. Just Win Baby!