The Raiders had a great 1st half. Oakland held the Bills to only 3 points in the first two quarters. The Bills were coming off a 41-7 win over the Chiefs so that said a lot for the Raiders defense. Jason Campbell looks like he is easing into being a well rounded QB. He looked a lot more comfortable than he did in game one with the passes and decisions that he made. This was a big improvement from last year and working with Hue Jackson he’ll only get better. DMC and Bush once again gave Oakland a great presence in the run game contributing two of the 3 TD scored in the 2nd… Now let us fast forward to the missing quarter.
All I could think about was that Martin episode where he let everything in his apartment fall apart because his manager was raising the rent. He kept saying “I aint paying the 5”. I felt that’s the attitude Oakland had towards the 3rd quarter. I mean, where was the defense? A 43 yard scoring run and 14 unanswered points, I couldn’t believe it. Half time was over but no one had told the Raiders Defense. Oakland went from not having ONE penalty called against them in the first half to receiving 8 by the time the game was over. Bills were on fire, there was nothing the Raiders could do to stop the momentum. The crowd was in the game. Jackson and Johnson had scored the only TDs in the 3rd and the players were in a zone. The last quarter would be much different. Oakland and Buffalo would exchange TD in the 4th quarter, making this a high intense and borderline stressful ending for Raiders and Bills fans alike.
“I cannot tell a lie” I had NO clue that Jason Campbell had an arm like that. I never watched a Redskins game lol. When he threw that 50 yard pass and Denarius Moore went up and grabbed it, I almost lost my mind. Bills get the ball back and defense stops their 3rd down. It’s 4th down in the last minute of the game. You would think Oakland, after that previous play would have the momentum to hold the line.*throws hands in the air* CHRIS JOHNSON!!! The Raiders DB allowed Bills player a 9 yard reception. 1st down Bills and that’s all I saw. All I saw. CBS did a Heidi Game move on me. I was at a home with NO Direct TV so they changed the last seconds of the game to the stupid Bolts/Pats game. I had to get my iPad and go to my NFL 2011 app and listen…
Right before the Donald Nelson TD, Chris Johnson (again) DROPPED a pass that would have sealed the deal for the Bills, giving Oakland the possession and the win. Dare I say Nnamdi would have caught that? If I could, I won’t because I can’t place the blame consecutive plays in a 4th quarter battle when the defense took off a whole quarter prior too. That was the worst 14 seconds of my life. Well, maybe not my life but my day for sure.
I told my fellow GG sister that this was going to be a great game and it was. It’s unfortunate that Oakland didn’t come out with a win. When it’s all said and done, you can’t take a minute off in this game and the Raiders learned the hard way. This was their game to give away and they did. Next up is the Jets. I’d like to see what our young WR have for this island. JC has the arm to let it fly and he has WR that can go up and get it! I have little faith in former Trojan QB and I think the Oakland defense is going to have one helluva redemption game.
Raiders to Beast