It was the big opening day for all but six of the teams in the NFL. Which means we got a good look at some of the players who the Raiders let go this offseason. And for the most part, they looked really good.
Two of those free agents are members of the Chiefs now. Kevin Boss and Stanford Routt. Boss had 2 catches for 36 yards with a 22 yard touchdown. Routt forced a fumble in the game but he and the rest of the Chiefs secondary were abused by the Falcons offense. They gave up 299 yards passing and three touchdowns from Matt Ryan and would lose 40-24.
Kamerion Wimbley, now with the Titans, did the Raiders proud when he sacked Tom Brady and broke his nose. Brady did return to the game but Titans quarterback Jake Locker was knocked out and did not return. Wimbley finished with four total tackles and a sack but the Titans would fall to the Patriots 34-13.
Louis Murphy had three catches for 63 yards for the Panthers. That included a 51-yard fingertip grab from Cam Newton. But he too would be on the losing end of things today as the Buccaneers came away with the win 16-10. Raiders traded Bruce Campbell to Carolina as well but he isn't a starter and so he doesn't really count.
The Colts are pretty happy with the play of former Raider starting center, Samson Satele. With him at center, rookie quarterback, Andrew Luck, threw for 309 yards and a touchdown. Satele's assignment, Matt Toeana had just one solo tackle and one assist in the game. But like the others, it was in a losing effort.
The team who beat Satele's Colts was the Bears and the big back for whom Satele blocked last seaon-- Michael Bush. He had 12 rushes for 42 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Jason Campbell was also on the sideline as the backup quarterback in the victory.
Chaz Schilens joined his former wide receivers coach, Sanjay Lal, in New York with the Jets. Schilens had one catch for eight yards in the game as the Jets offense came alive with a 48-28 win over the Buffalo Bills.
So despite some decent performances, former Raiders had an overall win/loss record of 2-5 today.