What a difference a week makes!!!!
More likely, what a difference a REAL Quarterback makes!!! Boom goes the Dynamite!! Lord have Madden mercy, that was a GREAT game! I mean, you knew Terrelle Pryor was going to make an impact, but how much? You just never knew...until late Sunday Night! (and i do mean late)
My man, Master TP2 was off the chain!!! Sometimes, I can't believe I ever had doubts about the up and coming star! He had 221 yards while completing 18 for 23 passes! 2 TDs were also greatly appreciated while also running for 31 yards. He made deep, risky and crucial plays all over the historical Coliseum Field. The kid simply brings a spark to the entire Offense with his gameplay. I have to admit, some of the plays almost seemed TOO risky (running to the right while throwing to his far left) ..but hey, if you make the play?
..All is forgiven!
I even have to credit Greg Olson. That was a Hell of a game plan! He even opened with a long 44 yard play call to my buddy, Rod Streater. That play set the tone of the game from start to finish. We didn't execute a whole lot of rushing from the Running backs (totaling around 100 yards WITH our QB), but we saw just enough production to get the job done. Rashad Jennings did his best to carry the running back workload (10 touches fro 41 yards). He didn't receive a big bulk of the offensive plays, (due the spectacular play or Pryor) but I believe he has earned the right to be the #1 RB when Darren "Glass Joe" McFadden is out.
Recently, I found many fans around the stadium that were furious with Darren for still being injury prone in 2013. Honestly, I can't say I blame them too much. I think we all have to wait until the Season is over until we figure out and evaluate if he is worth another High Salary contract. Right now? It seems like many would give him the "Hit the road, Jack.." approach. We'll just have to wait and see..
Denarius Moore? Your execution continues to bring excitement to the Offense (5/84 yards, 1 TD) and will only continue to give headaches to the Defenses as long as you work your ass off. Please continue to ball out on a regular basis. Thanks!
Oaktown D? That might of been the best gameplay I've seen in AT LEAST a couple of years! There were so many plays to highlight! Kevin Burnett was covering the field like the A's sandy dirt!! #94 aka The Rancor Monster racked in TWELVE tackles with 2 assists and 1 sack! DJ Hayden received his 1st INT! Lamarr Houston had a sack! Tracy Porter blocked a punt! Nick Roach forced a fumble! Chuck Woodson had a fumble TD return AND a pick! YEAH!!!!
Even Seabass came through with a "put the nail in the coffin" 50 yard Field Goal in the 4th Quarter. Marquette King also had some nice punts going! WHEW! So much to see!!!
Pryor threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and Woodson tied an NFL record with his 13th defensive touchdown as the Raiders beat the San Diego Chargers 27-17 on Sunday night.
Pryor got the Raiders (2-3) off to a fast start in the latest West Coast game in NFL history with a 44-yard touchdown pass to Rod Streater on Oakland's first play from scrimmage.
"I thought he started the game out about as good as you can start out," coach Dennis Allen said.
Philip Rivers had his third 400-yard passing game of the season, throwing for 411 yards and two touchdowns. But he also had three interceptions as the Chargers played without injured starting offensive linemen King Dunlap and Chad Rinehart.The Raiders then used five turnovers, a goal-line stand, Woodson's 25-yard return of Danny Woodhead's fumble and two long field goals by Sebastian Janikowski to beat the Chargers (2-3).
They also lost running back Ryan Mathews to a concussion in the first half.
"We came out and we were outplayed in all three phases," coach Mike McCoy said. "It's tough to go on the road and turn the ball over the way we did and win a football game on the road against a good football team. Too many big plays."
The game was shifted to a late-night start to allow time to convert the Coliseum to its football configuration after the Oakland Athletics played a baseball playoff game here Saturday night. The process took about 18 hours and was completed around 3:30 p.m., more than five hours before kickoff at 8:35 p.m.
The wait was more than worth it for Oakland fans who had plenty to cheer about right from the start as Pryor and the Raiders broke out to a 17-0 halftime lead.
The Chargers' first score didn't come easily as Nick Novak had a 37-yard field goal attempt blocked by Tracy Porter. But Ladarius Green picked up the ball behind the line of scrimmage and ran for a first down. Rivers appeared to throw a touchdown pass to Keenan Allen two plays later but the call was reversed after replay showed Allen got only one foot down inbounds.
That led to a second field goal attempt for Novak and he connected this time from 35 yards to cut Oakland's lead to 17-3.
"He's made a habit out of doing that his whole career. A defensive score, an interception to seal the game," Allen said. "That's what we expect out of him. He's been a playmaker for us and he'll continue to be a playmaker for us."The Raiders appeared to break the game open when Woodson scooped up Woodhead's fumble and ran it in to make it 24-3. That tied him with Darren Sharper and Rod Woodson for the most defensive touchdowns in NFL history.
But Rivers and the Chargers didn't quit, scoring touchdowns on their next two drives on passes to Woodhead and Allen in the opening 5 minutes of the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 24-17.
"He got hot and we had to keep punching back," Pryor said.
Pryor came up with one more big play, scrambling before hitting Brice Butler on a 20-yard pass on third-and-14. That set up Janikowski's 50-yard field goal that made it 27-17.
Pryor finished 18 of 23 for 223 yards and has committed no turnovers since throwing two interceptions in the opener.
"A lot of times you look up and something bad is about to happen and here he goes getting out of the pocket and he creates," Allen said. "It gives our team a sense of confidence."
Oakland rookie D.J. Hayden and Woodson added late interceptions to seal the win.
One week after Raiders fans spent much of the game booing Matt Flynn when he started while Pryor recovered from a concussion, there were only cheers for the quarterback this time.
The love fest for Pryor started immediately after Rivers threw an interception to Usama Young on the third play from scrimmage. The Raiders took a deep shot on the next play and Pryor connected on a perfectly placed 44-yard touchdown pass to Streater.
Pryor followed that deep shot with a methodical, 88-yard drive on Oakland's second possession, completing all seven passes for 61 yards capped by a 2-yard TD pass to Denarius Moore that gave Oakland a 14-0 lead after the first quarter for the second straight week.
Kevin Burnett then stuffed Woodhead on a fourth-and-goal carry from the 1 and Chimdi Chekwa recovered a fumbled punt to Eddie Royal to set up Janikowski's 47-yard field goal that made it 17-0 - Oakland's biggest halftime lead at home since the AFC championship season in 2002.
NOTES: Rivers had three career 400-yard passing games before doing it three times in the past four weeks. ... Raiders RB Rashad Jennings left in the first half with a hamstring injury.
If you got this far? Thanks for reading, Nation!! Let's hope we have the same kind of energy in store for the nasty, hated rival Chiefs! (or Chefs aka Queefs). This time, our enemies are undefeated and have a new system, Coach and QB! It would be a nice time to knock these bastards off their high horse! Let's put an Arrow in 'em, Nation!