michael-garcia - December 8, 2012
Petyon Manning throws for more than 300 yards, Broncos win...blah blah blah. That Denver won easily in Oakland isn't really the story because anyone who follows football knows that the Raiders are horrid. I figured that the Raiders might actually cover the 11 point spread since they were the home team on a Thursday night game, but I should have known better.
Carson Palmer and company are now 3-10 and have dropped six straight games. Where do they go from here? Palmer puts up decent numbers in their losses, but that's mostly a product of teams playing prevent defense most of the fourth quarter because they're blowing the Raiders out. Darren McFadden can be a beast when he's healthy, but he rarely stays healthy. Their defense has now given up 402 points, last in the league.
The Raiders need help all over the field and on both sides of the ball. They better start deciding soon if they want to get a young QB, or trade down to stockpile picks because the rebuilding project in front of them is a major one.