S3:Week 1: Oakland Raiders vs Tampa Bay Bucaneers

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  1. Kidofcrash23

    Kidofcrash23 Walk On

    Aug 17, 2011
    Raiders Open Season with 34-21 Win at Tampa Behind Mcfadden.

    The Raiders travel to Tampa Bay for the season opener and hope to take the next step this year after losing in the AFC Championship last year. The Raiders showed the same characteristics that made them successful early on to take down the Bucs. The Bucs drove the field on their first possession and getting deep into Raider terrority, but again, the Raiders come with a timely turnover with an interception my McClain who set a record last season. One the first play from scrimmage for this new year, Mcfadden breaks a 60+ yard run for a score to give the Raiders a 7-0 lead. The Bucs behind new QB Matt Moore and Muscle Hamster looked to respond, but Moore threw a pick to Gausman who was replacing an injured DVD and took it for a 60+ yard pick six to give the Raiders a 14-0 lead early in the 1st. Things weren't looking pretty for the Bucs early on as they again failed to score on their next possession, but Pryor who was hit with the INT late last season struggled early on in the game and threw a pick six and the Bucs were now down 14-7. The Raiders responded with McFadden helping the offense get down the field with Pryor hitting Reece for his first TD pass of the season to give the Raiders 21-7.

    The Bucs were able to add another pick six later on in the game, but the Raiders defense forced 6 INTs on Moore and 3 Sacks and shut down Doug Martin for most of the game controlled much of the 2nd quarter and second half. Tampa made it closer at the end of the game getting within 13 points with about 3 minutes in the game and after recovering an onside kick to give the bucs the opportunity to get down by 6 points, Moore got picked off again and the Raiders closed it out. McFadden finished with 170+ yards on 17 carries and Huff had 3 INTs in the game.

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