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Final: Texans 29, Raiders 6

News, notes and observations from the Raiders game Sunday in Houston against the Texans:

– One final indignity before Houston kills the clock, Johnnie Lee Higgins drops and kicks a punt right to the Texans.

– Twelve men on the field extends Houston drive _ special teams is a disaster. That’s penalty No. 10 for the Raiders.

– Raiders passing game a mess at this point. The passes Russell does put on target get dropped (Louis Murphy).

– Raiders don’t pay the price for Russell’ strip fumble _ Kris Brown misses field goal attempt.

– Another tough special teams play _ Higgins runs diagonally backwards and loses three yards on a return.

– First possession ends with Russell flinging one deep over the head of DHB on fourth-and-7. He’s 11-for-29 and 123 yards at this point.

– Texans showing what it’s like to have a lead and make the other team pay. Zach Miller positively brutalized twice on consecutive plays to open the fourth quarter.

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  • steveandblack

    # wishbone Says:
    October 4th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Everyone needs to box up all your Raiders gear along with a nice big dump and send it to Al Davis. He wants us to pay for crap then he gets our crap in return. Commitment to Excraments!!!!
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    Best post in this thread

  • doriangray

    i believe donavan mcnabb is a great quarterback ,,

  • JB

    What I said last week, the week before that and so on. It never really changes. Were are crap from top to bottom with no realistic hope of changing as long as AD is in charge. At least we are number 1 for doing it wrong. We excel at mediocrity. The once firey dragon is now a toothless lizard or at least he appears that way now. The team truly reflects it’s controlling owner – beat, rode hard and put away wet. Not the entity it used to be. At least I saw and remember the good old days – not the crap we get now from the S & B.

  • chappy23us

    What can we do as fans to express to Mr. Davis that he needs to do the honorable thing and step down?

  • GetRidofEMO

    storm the facility and verbally express your displeasure…

  • GetRidofEMO

    This reminds me of brave heart when the king (Al Davis) is dying in the end. He makes Wallace (Raiders/Fans) suffer to the very end. In the name of preserving his name and legacy instead of doing the right thing.

  • http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/63/60563-004-52A399D4.jpg Dakota

    new post

  • ohioraider

    Chris in NY and GidridofEMO you are delusional. Still think it’s the players do ya? Good grief…

  • GetRidofEMO

    No it’s the cleats

  • JB

    # chappy23us Says:
    October 4th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    What can we do as fans to express to Mr. Davis that he needs to do the honorable thing and step down?
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    Absolutely nothing. Al doesn’t care about what the fans think. He has no honor. It’s all about Al Davis. It always has been and will remain that way until he’s dead. The fan are not part of the equation. Like he says, “Just win baby”. Nothing else matters. To him, it’s all about great players playing great games. The only problem is that the great players are no longer in S & B.

  • Plunketthead

    Raiders 21 Giants 20

  • GetRidofEMO

    21 points ok.

    6 from Aso
    6 from Howard
    6 from Johnson

    The only way we get 21 points

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Chris in NY says we shouldn’t blame it on Russell?
    Why the hell not? He affects everything around him. His passes are too hard/not the right touch/due to his footwork/out somewhere in effing space or whatever.

    Houston was putting NINE EFFING guys in the box and Russell was the reason for that.
    Even with lousy receivers and a crumbling OL any medicore QB can do better than 7 of 18 in the first half and by then it was effing over.

    Take your list of three possibilities and shove ‘em up your arse Chris of New York.

    Is it all Russel’s fault? Of course not but he’s a big part of it.
    It’s entirely Al Davis’s fault for insisting on playing him.

  • mmp60

    I’ve loyally followed the Raiders since 1971, the last era I consider the Raiders were a consistent, year in, year out good (and several times great) team was 1985, the Raiders I remember ended after that.

    Since that time they have had 11 coaches and 12 QB’s (that’s an avg. of a new coach or QB every 2 years), their record is 167 and 200. Subtract the Gruden years and they are 129 and 174.

    Until Davis dies or turns over close to total control to someone else, this team will continue to field some talent, but not a cohesive, competitive, modern, disciplined, tough football team.

    Until the Raiders field that type of team again i.e, the Gruden years, I will passively follow them, but will not watch this garbage product anymore, I’ve had it.

  • RaiderRey

    We need to use ALL of our 7 picks in next years draft for ALL linemen… especially Offense… but knowing Al Davis he will draft for speed… Just Retire AL!!!!!

  • RaiderRey

    #183… u summed it up in one word

  • twinkletoes

    IT IS TOTALLY TIME TO BOYCOTT HOME GAMES. IF YOU’RE A SEASON TICKET HOLDER, I FEEL YOUR PAIN, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CRAPTACULAR ECONOMY.

    IT’S TIME TO HIT AL DAVIS WHERE HE’LL FEEL IT THE MOST, IN HIS WALLET. SOMETHING TELLS ME HE’LL SEE THIS ALL FIRSTHAND NEXT WEEK.

    IT’S HIGH TIME FOR CHANTS OF “DAVIS SUCKS,” INSTEAD OF LAYING IT ON THE COACHES, STAFF AND PLAYERS THAT AL BROUGHT IN. GUYS LIKE CABLE AND JAMARCUS, THEY ARE MERELY THE MESSENGER. BLAME WHERE BLAME IS DUE. AND IF AL CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH AND RUNS TO SOCAL (WHICH HE’S PROBABLY PLANNING ANYWAYS), SO BE IT. HE’S STINKING UP THE EAST BAY!!!!