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Another streak on the line

Beating the Chargers seems unlikely, given on response of the oddsmakers who have made the some 16-point favorites last time I looked (they’re pretty good at their job) and the Raiders’ own play of late.

But it seemed unlikely the Raiders would beat Kansas City two years ago, given their nine-game losing streak to the Chiefs and a staggering 19 game run of defeats in the AFC West. Both of those streaks came to an end when the Raiders prevailed 20-17.

In Week 4 of that season, on Sept. 30, Oakland beat up the Miami Dolphins 35-17, rushing for 299 yards, ending a 12-game losing streak on the road.

For what it’s worth, Justin Fargas helped put away both of those games with big second halves, gaining 139 yards on 22 carries against the Chiefs and 179 yards on 22 carries against the Dolphins.

A big by game Fargas (or Michael Bush, or both) would seem mandatory if the Raiders are to end their one remaining streak. The San Diego Chargers own a 12-game winning streak over the Raiders, with Oakland last winning 34-31 on Sept. 28, 2003.

A few other facts regarding the series and the streak before I had off for a the better part of the day to a fall baseball tournament:

– The Chargers have scored at least 21 points in all 12 games. The Raiders have never scored more than 20. They lost 24-20 in Week 1 this season.

– The Chargers have won by an average of 15.0 points (they are plus-180 in the 12 games). The average score is 28.25-13.25.

– The Chargers won by more than seven points nine of 12 times.

– The Raiders held a 54-31-2 advantage in the first 87 games of the series.

– San Diego running back LaDainian Tomlinson is 39 yards shy of gaining 2,000 career yards against the Raiders going into his 18th game. The Raiders won four of the first five against San Diego when Tomlinson arrived.

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  • neilb

    This could be 13 in a row for San Diego.Let’s hope it’s unlucky for them.

  • neilb

    3am!!??

    Just getting in or just getting up ?

  • neilb

    Got an e-mail yesterday from the NFL asking me to vote for the Pro-bowl.Guess Christmas isn’t the only thing that seems to get earlier every year.

  • 4evaRaider

    Neilb…just getting up

  • neilb

    4eva…

    Get yourself back to bed for a few more hours….it’s way to early!!

  • 4evaRaider

    Neilb…I can sleep when I’m dead.Wont get 2 sleep then either…my docket is full in the after-life…I can hardly wait!!!

  • 4evaRaider

    KK…I dont think we need Jesus 2day,but I sure wouldnt deny HIS help!!!

  • neilb

    4eva…

    I work shifts so I know what you mean.

  • 4evaRaider

    Neilb…once I’m up thats it.I never could go back 2 sleep

  • 4evaRaider

    you at work now Neilb???

  • neilb

    4eva…

    No,I’m at home.Would have been going to work tonight but I took a day off to watch the football.

  • neilb

    I’m going to have to love you and leave you….off to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Have a great Sunday everyone.

    ….back later.

  • 4evaRaider

    have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SR Raider

    this just in. Jamarcus Russell sucks. do not put hard earned money on the Raiders.

  • ldynblk26

    hmm lets see what happens Today…”ON any given Sunday” GO RAIDERS!!GOOD MORNING RAIDER NATION!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw Raider75

    When Gilbride becomes the HC maybe he can bring some of the fire they play with in New York

  • http://atm Raider O

    Gilbride!!
    Gilbride!!
    Gilbride!!

    Fire Cable!!

  • http://atm Raider O

    It’s too early to call Mario a great LT, but he is still young (3rd year) and he is playing very well now.1

    Mario, Bush, Branch, Murphy, Chaz, and Scott were all great picks by Al. Except Mario they were picked in the 4th & later rounds. Mario was a 3rd RD pick.

    I like the young talent we have, and we can build a great team with that talent. We need Nasty & physical DTs & LBs, And OL.

  • http://atm Raider O

    If we draft a player who is less than 235 pounds next year, I will be angry!

  • http://http://www.mensa.org/ Sanitation Officer Albert Bigelow Paine

    Anyone watch Outside the Lines? Cable is a dirt bag. It is one thing to beat up Al Davis’ snitch. But, hitting wives and girlfriends is unacceptable. Cable should be fired Monday. Chargers 71, Raiders 0.

  • http://http://www.mensa.org/ Sanitation Officer Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Mistabrown

    What physical tools are you talking about priest ?
    -Being fat
    -Being stupid
    -Lazy
    -Throwing a horrible deep ball?
    -Throwing a horrible short pass with no touch?

    Where are these fantastic physical tools? You’re a tool priest you are wrong 99% of the time when you open up your piehole…period

    priesttj Says:
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Russell biggest problems are he has gotten by on physical tools so long he never had to put in the amount of work that it takes at this level. And now he’s starting to understand what it takes. He will never be a Drew Brees type. But he can be an Elway type or Terry Bradshaw. Before the years is out you’ll see what I mean. But the young WR’s need to bail him out sometimes and they’re just not up to the task right now. There are tons of TD’s that happen in this league where the reciever just makes a play.

  • UP LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER

    GOOOOOOOO RAIDERS !!!!!!!!!!!

    I HATE THE CHARGERS !!!!!!!!

    ANY GIVEN SUNDAY.

  • Mistabrown

    If this game is over by half time I think Cable gets the axe Monday.

    No pressure coach just go coach your game afterall Oakglen said your trajectory is looking real good!!!

  • http://http://www.mensa.org/ Sanitation Officer Albert Bigelow Paine

    Any given Sunday the Raiders will surprise us all by somehow performing worse than they did before.

  • Mistabrown

    Yo have to be out your skull to jump on a blog at 1250 am and declare JaMarshmallow the next Elway or Bradshaw and follow that up with “before the year is out you’ll see what I mean”

    What a FK’n meatball!

  • http://http://www.mensa.org/ Sanitation Officer Albert Bigelow Paine

    Russel is immature and fat, Cable is a wife-beater and fat, Al Davis is old and demented…any given sunday!

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    Tom CAble is an everyday ladies man! He’s got jilted lovers showing up at his house at 5am…..3 times married.

    This guy must be on the brink of a complete explosion!!

  • Mistabrown

    So its true OakGlenda is Cables wife !
    :O

    “I have known Tom Cable for more than 20 years, including 17 years of marriage,” Glenda Cable said in the statement”

  • Plunketthead

    Jerry’s blog has died.
    Wheres a place to go that isnt filled with jahambone sized avatars of boots like twinkletoes with hundreds of one line responses, most of which are RAIDERS!
    or JR SUCKS!

    Its all your fault jerry.
    We told you to fix the blog but you were too busy hobnobbing with Ronald Mcdonald

  • Plunketthead

    Mista

    She recanted what she said at the divorce by saying Cable never touched her to BSPN

  • Plunketthead

    Mista

    Ignore that last one. Its early and I thought you were asking why she said two different things.

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    I have been watching (betting) on this Georgia Tech team lately, and they are fun to watch.

    IF you haven’t seem them, they run the triple option, with a bruising NFL style FB, a 1st or 2nd rounder at RB (Dwyer) , and a freak of an athlete at QB. They throw 10 passes a game, and score 40+ every night.

    Evertime I watch them, I wonder how something like that can work, almost like the new “Wildcat” for the NFL.

  • Mistabrown

    Ok Plunk go getcha some java and come back sober

    :D

  • jhill

    Did anyone see the NFL Networks segment on the Raiders this morning?

    Mariucci, Faulk, Sapp, and Irvin all weighed in.

    Mista, you wouldn’t have liked what they had to say, lol!

    Looks like you might need 4 more sweaters for those guys.

  • Mistabrown

    Cable should get 2 months of community service for his abuse against women. After Hanson is named interim coach Tom should have to sweep the Coliseum each and every Sunday after the game.

  • jhill

    Just a reminder that there are 3 sides to every story!

    It is most unfortunate that ESPN has given Miss Lutz this forum to revisit this incident when I did nothing wrong and . . . ESPN further chose not to provide me with an appropriate opportunity to respond.”

    The allegation in the last sentence is significant. If true, ESPN failed to follow one of the primary principles of investigative journalism — giving the subject of damaging allegations a chance to tell his side of the story.

    The alleged failure of ESPN to give Cable an appropriate chance to respond becomes even more curious in light of the specific history between the Raiders and ESPN. Last year, Chris Mortensen admitted that he failed to seek a comment from the Raiders regarding a story relating to the potential sale of controlling interest in the team.

  • Mistabrown

    “We are on the brink of something special”

    -Tom Cable
    ==========================================
    Oakglenn Says:
    June 8th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Anyone with half a brain can see that Jamarcus Russell is a bonafide franchise Q.
    ==========================================
    # priesttj Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Nnamdi21, that’s my premise, we are going into the year for the first time in 4 years with a confident offense. As much flack as Russell get he was playing good football late last year. The WR’s wereplaying good football. The running game was showing the all important dpth we knew they had.

    There just is no way we struglle as bad as we did last year.
    ========================================

    LMAO
    The end

  • Mistabrown

    Jhill I’m watching NFLN right now for the last 30 mins actually and nothing on Oakland yet.

  • Mistabrown

    Jhill, although Im sure you would like to hand out sweaters to any joe off the street those 4 guys on NFLN are not the 3 stooges in this blog. Thats you, OakGlenda, and Priest.

    Therefore, no additional sweaters will be provided to folks that dont attend Jerrys broken down ghetto blog. Furthermore, those 4 guys on NFLN get paid for their opinion unlike you and your chipmunks OakGlenda & Priest!

    sorry man

  • jhill

    WAKE UP JERRY !!!!!

    Raiders coach Tom Cable has issued a statement in response to ESPN’s Outside The Lines report regarding allegations that Cable had committed violence against two former wives and a former girlfriend.

    “On only one occasion in my life have I ever touched a woman inappropriately,” Cable said in a statement read on the air by ESPN SportsCenter anchor Bob Ley. “More than 20 years ago, during my first marriage, I became aware that my wife, Sandy, has committed adultery. I became very angry and slapped her with an open hand. What I did was wrong, and I have regretted and felt sorrow about that moment ever since. . . .

    “The incident involving Ms. Lutz in which she came to my home uninvited was fully investigated by the Alameda police department and I cooperated fully with that investigation. I never battered her in any way. The police concluded correctly that I had done nothing wrong and that was the end of the matter. It is most unfortunate that ESPN has given Miss Lutz this forum to revisit this incident when I did nothing wrong and . . . ESPN further chose not to provide me with an appropriate opportunity to respond.”

    The allegation in the last sentence is significant. If true, ESPN failed to follow one of the primary principles of investigative journalism — giving the subject of damaging allegations a chance to tell his side of the story.

    The alleged failure of ESPN to give Cable an appropriate chance to respond becomes even more curious in light of the specific history between the Raiders and ESPN. Last year, Chris Mortensen admitted that he failed to seek a comment from the Raiders regarding a story relating to the potential sale of controlling interest in the team.

    “The Raiders have lost the privilege with me of running stories past them for comment,” Mort said at the time. “This stems from their history of denials to most stories I have reported — as well as others in the media — when those stories have eventually proven to be true.” Mortensen later admitted that he was wrong, and he apologized to the Raiders.

    Meanwhile, Mort now reports that the league will soon issue a statement soon regarding the situation. In the statement, the league will commit to reviewing the allegations to determine whether Cable has committed any violations of the Personal Conduct Policy.

    As Mort points out, Goodell still hasn’t spoken to Cable regarding the allegations made by Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson. Mort assumes that Goodell hasn’t spoken to Cable because he has been cleared by authorities of any criminal responsibility.

    Still, and as we’ve pointed out a few times, the fact that Cable won’t face criminal punishment doesn’t mean he didn’t do something to result in the fracturing of Hanson’s jaw, and we continued to be astounded by the fact that the league has, by all appearances, failed to conduct its own thorough, in-person investigation of the situation.

  • jhill

    LOL Mista,

    Late night?

    Or did you forget to set your clock back?

    The Raider segment was on in the 6-7 hour and it was called “will Jamarcus Russell succeed”, or something like that. They might have it on NFL.com by now if you want to check it out.

  • 4evaRaider

    Its all about the he said she said bullsh!t

    sounds like the Enquirer is hard at work.

  • Mistabrown

    I bet Tom (pimp hand is strong) Cable has been eyeballing our Raiderettes!!

    Fall back playa!!!
    :D

  • Mistabrown

    No I didnt forget anything my clocks get adjusted automatically.

  • jhill

    OK Mista,

    So the fact that those 4 guys who are getting paid for their opinion said the EXACT same thing I’ve been saying since day 1 tells you what?

    And how the heck do you put me in the same boat with Priest? That guy is BY FAR the Raiders most avid fan. Nothing is EVER wrong with this team, let him tell it.

    And Oakglenn? Another avid fan right behind priest.

    Other than the fact that they can run circles around you talking FOOTBALL, I’m not quiet sure what the 3 of us have in common, lol!

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