Week 7 Raiders at Texans

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  1. RVallee

    RVallee Walk On

    Jan 12, 2013

    Houston, TX-

    The Raiders performance Sunday against the Texans, would probably be best described with the phrase "dumpster fire". Everything that could go wrong, went wrong. The game began without their starting quarterback, Derek Carr. And ended without their best offensive player, wide receiver Rod Streater.

    Defensively, the Raiders could not have asked for a better start. Oakland picked off Texans quarterback Mat Murphy 3 times in the first 12 minutes of the game. Yet that is where the downfall began, as the Raiders could do nothing with the turnovers, settling for 3 FG attempts. 3 FG attempts that were missed by rookie kicker Jacob Nealy. Nealy missed from 52, which was short, and 40 and 44 yards, both wide right.

    The Texans finally got things started, when CB Daven Fields picked off Raiders QB Scott Tolzien and returned it 52 yards for a TD. After a 3 and out by Oakland, Texans running back Walter Stephens broke a 57 yard run, to set up a TD run from Stephens 2 plays later. Stephens ran hard on the day, and seemed to gain strength after that big run, finishing with 162 yards and 2 TD on 28 carries. Houston coach dakota7 brought a great game plan, and was able to settle down his QB Murphy enough to make some key throws, and bring lots of Stephens. Houston tacked on another TD, and Oakland was able to get a late score, to make the final 21-7.

    The Raiders fans may find themselves shocked how bad they missed Derek Carr in the lineup. As much flack as he takes in the Bay Area media at times, it is evident after a game like this, that he is without a doubt their best current option at quarterback. Tolzien, fresh up from the practice squad, started the game, and went a dismal 4/13 for 73 yards and 1 interception. Matt McGloin was brought in during the 3rd quarter and fared slightly better, going 9/19 for 122 yards, 1 TD and 1 interception. Also leaving in the 3rd quarter, was WR Rod Streater. Streater landed awkwardly after a catch, and was helped off the field clutching his shoulder. Losing Streater would be another huge blow to an already stagnant Oakland offense.
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  2. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

    Sep 23, 2009
    Good game RVallee Not exactly sure how I survived the 3 early turnovers, that's usually a recipe for disaster. Good luck the rest of the season.
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