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  1. XWarriorMonk

    XWarriorMonk Walk On

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    OAKLAND TRIBUNE
    The Oakland Raiders have had a tremendous regular season. In front of the rest of the AFC West, MVP candidates, and a battle for a first round bye in the playoffs worthy of the history books. However the Raiders still have some serious hurdles to face before they get to make a run in the playoffs. With the Broncos, Bills, Buccaneers, and Chiefs remaining on the schedule the Raiders had to travel to San Diego to face one of their biggest rivals in the division. The Chargers. With Joe Flacco under center the Chargers had creeped into the AFC wildcard race sitting at 8-3 and with a win against Oakland could've moved into the lead in the AFC West and helped secure a playoff spot, but as usual Derek Carr and the Raiders had different plans

    This game started off in favor of the Chargers as Joe Flacco hit both Ladarius Green and Davon Sampson for touchdowns as well as a field goal while the Raiders fell short multiple times. The Raiders were down 17-13 going into half and for an offense used to putting up points at will, having 13 points at half was a bit of a concern.
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    Davon Sampson catches a touchdown pass over two defenders to help the Chargers get out in front.
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    Eric Weddle and the Chargers defense stymied the Raiders high powered offense early.

    The second half came out with more of the same. A power struggle for field position and first downs, but the Chargers had the upper hand even as the Raiders were able to cut the lead to 17-13. After multiple drives being stuffed by each opposing defense the Raiders finally made it 20-17 with a Rod Streeter touchdown. Rod Streeter would end up having only 3 catches, but would make a huge impact on this game later.

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    Rod Streeter has been trying to prove that Oakland has two receivers worthy of a lead role in the offense.

    San Diego would answer right back while Joe Flacco took the Chargers down the field and took back the lead (24-20). The Raiders would look for answers for their offensive struggles, but would be disappointed by the Chargers defense. Until 1:30 left in the fourth quarter when Rod Streeter would get behind Brandon Browner and catch a 76 yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to take the lead (27-24).
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    Rod Streeter making the game winning touchdown catch over Brandon Browner

    The Chargers weren't done. San Diego with all three timeouts had a chance to go back down the field and atleast tie it up with a field goal, but rookie cornerback Gussie Anthony made a leaping grab to return possession to Oakland with under a minute left. Oakland had a chance to put the game away by picking up one first down, however San Diego would stop the short drive and the clock and get the ball back from their own 19 yard line. Somehow with no timeouts the Chargers managed to march down the field and throw a deep ball to the six yard line. A Charger receiver went up against three of Oakland's best defensive backs and pulled in an incredible catch, but as Joe Flacco "rushed" to the line of scrimmage the clock ran out RIGHT before he could get a potential game winning snap off. The Oakland Raiders would walk away from this one with a 10-2 record. A firm grasp on the AFC West and some serious momentum heading into Denver next week
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    Gussie Anthony's third career interception could not have come at a better time for Oakland.


    Raiders Game Ball: Rod Streeter 3 catches 106 yards 2 TD

    Game Notes:
    Leveon Bell was only held to 81 yards.
    Derek Carr didnt throw an interception.
    Oakland was forced to punt 5 times.

    Here is a little Raiders Highlight from their week 13 matchup
     
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  2. McStrauss

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    In their biggest margin of victory this year, the Jets beat the Bengals 45-3 this week, bringing them to a 5-8 record.

    Oddly enough, Andy Dalton, in his first game back in Paul Brown Stadium since leaving the Bengals after the 2014 season, posted one of his worst games in a Jets uniform. He completed 8 of 18 passes for 74 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. However, the rest of the team would make up for the lack of a passing attack. The defense managed to snag 3 interceptions (1 pick 6) and sack Brock Osweiler 5 times in addition to holding the Bengals' rushing attack to a mere 7 yards and forcing 1 fumble, which was returned for a touchdown.

    On offense, the clear player of the game was rookie RB Eugene Jolly, who posted 172 yards and 4 TDs on 35 rushing attempts. This is the first 100+ yard rushing game of Jolly's career. The Jets hope that this is an indicator of the direction he is heading in as the season winds down.

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