Over-Under for McFadden/Bush in Week 1

NFL: Raiders vs. Jets OCT 19, 2008..October 19, 2008: RB #20 Darren McFadden of the Oakland Raiders in action vs. the New York Jets at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders beat the Jets in OT 16-13...Greg Ashman/CSM Photo via Newscom

 

Alright, yesterday we discussed the possibilities for Chris Johnson against the Raiders defense. Here are the results of the poll:

Poll

Chris Johnson will have...
9%
at least 150 yards and two TD's
63 votes
42%
100 yards with @ least one TD
277 votes
48%
under 100 yards
317 votes

657 votes

Nov 15, 2009; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Michael Bush (29) heads up field during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 16-10. Photo via Newscom

Today, let's flip the script. I want to know what you think Darren McFadden and Michael Bush will do against the Titans defense.

Last year, the (un)dynamic duo combined for 946 yards on the ground. That's less than half of what Chris Johnson had by himself. They totaled four rushing touchdowns, that's only a quarter of what Johnson did. They combined for 38 catches, 11 less than Johnson, and had no receiving touchdowns, which is not surprising because the Raiders only threw a handful altogether.

However, now that Justin Fargas is a memory for the Raiders offense, McFadden and Bush will see more field time than they have in the past. Word on the street is that they are pushing each other hard every day in camp and head coach Tom Cable likes what he is seeing from both of them. There's no doubt they have the talent to be a top ten combination in the league this year and could be near the very top with the like of Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams in Carolina and Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas in New Orleans.

What do you think Nation, will the Raiders tailbacks have a break out year this year, or will sloppy offensive line play or the lack of a viable passing attack continue to hold the Raiders runners back?

Let's hear it, S&B Pride, what's your projection for week one against Tennessee?

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Email me your Raiders questions @ bret@tfdssports.com

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