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Raiders Go Down Fighting 24-20

Your 2009 Oakland Raiders.

It was a great game, that is certain. It was a heart breaker. A sea-saw of emotion.

Lets go back to my keys to the game as posted earlier.

Heyward-Bey vs. Cromartie - DHB was a non-factor. That is certainly a concern.

Murphy vs. Jammer - Murphy actually had a good game. A bit inconsistent, but he got open and caught two TDs. One that was taken away.

Henderson vs. Merriman - Merriman's name wasn't called. Henderson played great.

Morrison vs Tomlinson - LT was benched for Sproles. However, Morrison made a few key mistakes late in the game that let Sproles get yards. Tough, because he played good otherwise.

Ellis vs. Clary/Vasquez - Ellis and the entire D-line was great, even late in the game.

Morris vs. Williams - Besides on key sack where Morris and Gallery didn't communicate, Morris played well.

Russell vs Russell - Oh boy. There is a lot here to go over. Saving this for a blog post tomorrow. Raider Nation is certainly getting annoyed with him. He did make the game winning throw. Defense let him down. So...gonna be a lot to go over.

Cable's Playcalling - Impressed with the guts in playcalling. Seems like he got a little predictable with Russell in the third quarter.

Seymour - Impressive. Scouts think our scheme may liberate him. He looked really good. Imagine what a little more time in the system will do.

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