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Raiders week 4 Ballers & Busters

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Due to a serious case of jet lag returning from halfway around the world, Ballers & Busters is a bit late this week. It is also a bit of an abridged version.

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Doling out the Ballers & Busters for a game can sometimes seem like a pointless endeavor. This one was one of those times. After that 38-14 beatdown of a travesty in London, the reaction is to simply say everyone is terrible with no need to exclude anyone and no need to single anyone out either. But, that wouldn't be doing my job. So, here we go; you're week 4 Ballers & Busters.


James Jones

Led the team in receiving. He had six catches on six targets for 83 yards. Among those catches were a one-handed 30-yard grab on the first play of the game that helped set up the Raiders game opening touchdown drive. He later recovered a fumble by Vincent Brown that was ruled down by contact but would have been challenged had Jones not came up with it. He also had catches of 16 and 29 yards.

Brian Leonhardt

He caught the first touchdown of the game which was also the first touchdown of his career. He would later strip the ball from a Dolphins return man off a punt and the Raiders recovered. Add his stellar run and pass blocking and he had a fantastic game.

Marquette King

Four of his six punts were downed inside the 20-yard line. In fact, all four of those punts landed inside the 10-yard line (10, 9, 9, 6). One of the punts not inside the 20-yard line traveled 52 yards and was fair caught at the 37-yard line. His longest punt went for 57 yards. His worst punt of the day went 44 yards to the Miami 43-yard line and on the return, it was fumbled and recovered by the Raiders.

Darren McFadden

Though he averaged just 3.6 yards per carry on 11 carries, he also caught four passes out of the backfield. He had a total of 15 touches for 72 yards with two third down conversions. His longest run went for 12 yards to set up the Raiders touchdown to start the game.

Carlos Rogers

He gave up just one catch in this game. He was also tied for third on the team with 5 tackles (4 solo) with a pass defended and a forced fumble. Miami recovered the fumble.


Andre Holmes

He was second on the team in receiving with 5 catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. Though he was targeted 12 times, his touchdown came too late to matter, and he dropped/tipped a pass that was intercepted.

Charles Woodson

He had a pass defended in the endzone and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchback. But on the Dolphins third touchdown, he was late getting over to cover the tight end who got behind the linebackers.

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