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Peyton back on top of game in time for Raiders

News, notes, quotes and observations Thursday as the Raiders prepare to face Indianapolis:

— Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has recovered nicely since his three-game stretch which (gasp!) actually removed him from the race as the league’s Most Valuable Player.

Manning threw 11 interceptions in three games, the Colts were on the cusp of not making the playoffs for the first time in eight years, and the one of the league’s ambassadors as well as an advertising icon seemed to be on the downside of a brilliant career.

Not so fast.

Indianapolis is back in control of its destiny, having beaten Tennessee (30-28) and Jacksonville (30-24) with an 8-6 record, during which time Manning is 54 of 74 for 548 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

The two-time defending league MVP will give way to Tim Brady or Michael Vick this year, but it probably has as much to do with an injury-ravaged supporting cast than signs of slippage from Manning.

“Somebody asked me if I was in a slump, and I said, well, yes, maybe I was,’’ Manning told the NFL Network after beating the Titans. “But I’d been on about an eight- and a half-year streak before that.’’

Manning already has career highs in attempts (608) and completions (407) with two games to play and is completing 66.9 percent of his passes.

The Colts are running the ball better of late, but have struggled on the ground and have often played from behind, necessitating an offense even more pass-heavy than usual.

Beyond the sheer numbers is Manning’s ability to dictate the pace of a game. He’ll dominate the game from the line of scrimmage, tricking defenses into having too many men on the field. He can run a two-minute drill to come from behind or a four-minute offense to kill the clock with equal effectiveness.

“I think when you play Peyton Manning, you’ve got to do what you do best,’’ defensive coordinator John Marshall said. “It’s been my experience that you can almost screw yourself up. You can almost get too much into disguising and trying to trick him with this coverage or that.

“Once you go through a series with him you’re not going to trick him anymore. He’s wired into you. So you’ve got to go out and play. You get matched up and play.’’

Here’s how Manning assessed the Oakland defense talking to Indianapolis reporters:

“It’s a pretty classic Oakland Raiders defense. Very aggressive, some great athletes all over the field, a lot of speed, a lot of size. They are playing with a lot of momentum. The Jacksonville game could have easily gone their way. They’re playing at home, are right in thick of the playoff chase as we are, so I know it’s going to be a tough ballgame.’’

– Indianapolis had a 129-yard rushing game from Donald Brown against Jacksonville and gets Joseph Addai back this week, giving the Colts at least a semblance of balance.

But for the most part, it’s been Manning controlling the ball through the air with perennial Pro Bowler Reggie Wayne (99 receptions, 12,47 yards, 5 TDs) and a revolving cast of other receivers.

Austin Collie (54 receptions, 649 yards, 8 TDs) was ruled out for the season after his third concussion and the Colts lost standout Dallas Clark (37-343-3) earlier in the year. When Clark went down, Jacob Tamme was plugged in and has 53 passes for 486 yards.

“I think as long as you’ve got No. 18 driving the car, you can never let your guard down,’’ cornerback Stanford Routt said. “One thing that makes him such a Hall of Famer is that he makes his receivers better.’’

— Turns out Marshall was the defensive line coach in Indianapolis in 1987 when Cable was a replacement player offensive lineman for the Colts.

How good was Cable as a player?

Marshall first said he couldn’t remember, then caught himself, “He was great. Dominant. Big, dominant man.’’

It was so long ago Cable’s memory needs work. He said in a conference call the Colts won all three replacement games, while they actually won two of three.

– Punter Shane Lechler and Richard Seymour, both with hamstring strains, although it sounds the odds of seeing Lechler Sunday are better than seeing Seymour.

Right tackle Langston Walker also didn’t practice and will take a concussion test Friday morning, Cable said.

Lechler has been on the field and took turns throwing to defensive backs today. Seymour wasn’t round during the media window either Wednesday or Thursday and hasn’t been seen in the locker room during media availability.

Cable said of Lechler, “I feel good about it right now. How sure I am, we’ll see tomorrow or Saturday. But I know he’s improving and I feel good about it.’’

As for the level of optimism regarding Seymour, Cable said, “That’s kind of touch and go, still.’’

Those who were limited at practice included cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle), and wide receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins (ankle). Players listed as injured but with full participation were tight end Zach Miller (foot), cornerback Chris Johnson (groin) and safety Mike Mitchell (ribs).

Cable wouldn’t commit to Nick Miller as his punt return specialist over Higgins, although he had a 22 yard return against Denver. The Raiders are ranked 25th in punt return average at 7.3 per return.

“We’ll see where we are with both of them on Sunday but I thought he did a nice job for sure,’’ Cable said.

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  • confucius400

    Believe it or not Seabass has a career best 28 field goals and there are two games left to play. This will be the season that everyone remembers Seabass missing that field goal against the Cardinals

  • Raiders for life

    I’ve read that Colts safety Franciso can’t tackle. Any truth to that?

  • confucius400

    Cinderella would be bad at football. Her coach was a pumpkin

  • Raiders for life

    Nevermind, I just checked out his stats. 37 solo tackles and 1 INT.

  • Raiders for life

    Huff has 71 solo tackles. 1 INT and 4 sacks?

  • GoodOle00
  • GoodOle00

    Jerry may be a little off on this story. Manning has been mortal when Collie is out…

  • RaiderRetribution

    well at least Jax’s game against DC is also an early game, so I figure there will be as many Indy players watching the scoreboard (not the one that matters), but some will.

  • armond

    18.Just Fire Baby Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    I thought the James Jones by someone in here earlier was a good name to through out.

    He would be a #1 here right now, and a #2 most else places.

    ——————————————————-that would be me vegas. he is a under the radar type of player. wont cost much but can be a high value FA. i could see him catch 70 with 1000+ yards here easy with campbell. give jc a go to wr and he will improve just like cassel has with bowe. we should look at getting young veterans who have been well coached but play behind more established veterans. some of these guys can play but they get caught up in a numbers game. sign a few of these guys for a total amount of a top tier FA. it would give us depth at a cheaper rate plus allow us to be more flexible in the draft.

  • YoungAmerican

    Jones, Ford, and Murphy with DHB (and possibly a rookie or Chaz) would be a pretty decent receiving corps if you ask me.

  • YoungAmerican

    Although Jones may not have “Raider speed” according to Big Al…

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    This Sunday:

    Mathis 9.5 sacks vs Mario Henderson never played RT in his life.

    That’s what you boys need to be worried about.

  • YoungAmerican

    Freeney v.s. Veldheer
    Mathis v.s. Henderson
    Garcon v.s. Routt

  • Roch R

    A couple of quick things….

    1) I love the Jerry Mac line: No Extension was requested….funny on many levels.

    2) Sunday’s game against Peyton Manning and the colts has to be final exam time for Rolando McClain.

    This kid is supposed to be a film room rat, we guess what Mr.McPain, here comes Mr. Manning and his wounded colts….

    All I can say is that I am PUMPED for Sunday’s game!
    I got the wife a good gift this year…
    I pretty sure the wife got good gifts for the kids this year….

    and THE RAIDERS play the Colts on Boxing day!!!!

    Hello Turkey sandwiches!

    Anyway all kidding aside, It’s gonna be a fun game watching how #55 and the rest of the d – (39 sacks+ D!!) take on Peyton Manning and let’s face it, the aging colts.

    The storylines are everywhere, but the two biggies, McClain, and 2nd, our running attack against the colts d.

    (For gawd’s sake Marshall, blitz Peyton, put the pressure on and keep it on.)

    GO RAIDERS!!

  • armond

    161.YoungAmerican Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 9:54 pm
    Although Jones may not have “Raider speed” according to Big Al…

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    yeah but we did sign old azz rice 10 years ago. ronald curry was fast like our current group of wrs. we always tend to have 1 wr without raider speed. that lineup u mentioned would be one hell of a young core to work with.

  • YoungAmerican

    The Raiders could definitely use a prototypical “possession receiver”. It would be nice to have a guy with the instincts to come back to the ball and make plays for his quarterback.

  • djohnnyg

    Bears havent put together TWO consecutive good years since 1926.

    If you are claiming that the only way a team has a good year is when they win the championship, then yes, but the Bears won the Super Bowl in ’85 and made the playoffs almost every year in the 80′s, and won like 6 straight division titles. Most would consider that “good” at the very least. Great? I guess than only one team each year could be considered “great”.

    Yes, we can beat the Bears AND the Pack and of course the Lions too. We’ve proven we can beat anybody in the Afc West.

  • djohnnyg

    With the poor attendance in Oakland who can blame Al for moving the team somewhere else? Raider fans are everywhere BUT Oakland it seems. When in LA, they didn;t sell out either. Would a Raider team in LA with a new stadium in a nice suburb do it?

    I’m in Illinois and there are tons of Raider fans here. It’s the image of the bad boys that people like. Al should take the Raiders to someplace where they’ll be appreciated. Maybe Al is to blame for moving them to LA in the first place and it ruined the local connection for good. Can’t blame the Bay area fans for that, but what’s done is done and it looks like it can’t be fixed so maybe it’s time for Al to move on and plant roots somewhere where the fans will actually show up and support the team.

    I remember there was some talk about Al moving the Raiders to Chicago sometime back. If they did that, they would sell out EVERY GAME.

  • djohnnyg

    What’s missing is the deep, long standing tradition of Raider football. I have to think that Al moving the team to LA when he did was the thing that severed the mass loyalty to the Raiders. It’s like a relationship; people are afraid to commit to the Raiders for fear they’ll get dumped again. The fans in Green Bay (state of Wisconsin really) don;t have to worry about that. Same with Pittsburgh. There is a deep connection and mutual commitment between the fans and the team. Raiders don’t have that in the Bay Area and I can only guess the fans feel they were screwed by Al before and they’ll quite possibly get screwed again so why commit to something like that? I get it, but it just means that it’s a situation that’ll never get fixed and the best is to move on.

    What could fix this? Nobody has a solution.

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    163.YoungAmerican Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Freeney v.s. Veldheer
    Mathis v.s. Henderson
    Garcon v.s. Routt

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    Hhmmm…

    Not great. But it can be done. Would be nice to see Veld have a good game. No pen’s, no sacks, no tfl’s, and run the ball well to the left.

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    166.YoungAmerican Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    The Raiders could definitely use a prototypical “possession receiver”. It would be nice to have a guy with the instincts to come back to the ball and make plays for his quarterback.

    *****

    Like Crabs?

  • djohnnyg

    I guess my point is that the Raiders have SOMETHING! They have a BRAND that can work. They have a strong history (not always winning) but even the franchises that flourish today have had their stretches (some longer than others) of losing and still maintain sell out crowds and intense local fan support even in the bad times. So the Raiders have the history, and a very marketable image (which is huuuuge) so that they COULD be a very profitable success if handled correctly.

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    2) Sunday’s game against Peyton Manning and the colts has to be final exam time for Rolando McClain.

    **********

    I hope Seymore is out there, it will help ALL on D.

    Duh…

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    110.PurpleDrank81 Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    Who Knows I’ve got players i wanted before in the draft such as Lamarr Houston and Jacoby Ford…. So will see how it goes

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    And JaWalrus

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    129.KoolKell Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    Pound the Rock, pound the rock.

    3rd down conversions, crucial.

    TD’s not FG’s in the Red Zone.

    ****************

    Yes, like most every other game played in the NFL.

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    145.Raiders for life Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    Sure wish we had a young John Ritchie for this one.

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    Agreed!!!!!

  • YoungAmerican

    Like Crabs?

    ———-

    I would have preferred Nicks, but at this point even Crabtree would help this team more than DHB has.

    It’s not entirely out of the question for the Heyward-Bey to turn the corner, but it’s looking less and less likely with every game that passes…

  • The Dirtee Raccoon

    DHB would be better with a POSS WR out there with him. I thought Miller would do the trick, but guess not. We need a QB more than we need a Poss WR, but the vet Poss WR is in the top 3 of needs.

  • PassTheCheetos

    austin pettis would be a good pos. guy

  • alex7

    DHB would drop fewer balls if another possession receiver on the opposite side was able to catch?

    I see.

  • alex7

    I’m not as confident as you guys about next year’s schedule.

    Campbell has been terrible his entire career when facing quality opponents on the road.

    The only road games he won this year were in San Diego and Denver, both games were carried by the RBs.

    He was rookie-like-abysmal in Tennessee, in SF, in Pittsburgh, and lost in Jacksonville also.

    Unfortunately that’s par for his career, so not sure why it would change next year vs tougher opponents.

    His career w/l record on the road is like 35% and he stayed true to it this year.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Djohnnyg Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    With the poor attendance in Oakland who can blame Al for moving the team somewhere else? Raider fans are everywhere BUT Oakland it seems. When in LA, they didn;t sell out either. Would a Raider team in LA with a new stadium in a nice suburb do it?

    I’m in Illinois and there are tons of Raider fans here. It’s the image of the bad boys that people like. Al should take the Raiders to someplace where they’ll be appreciated.
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    Yes, there are Raider Fans in Sweden, Mexico, Timbuktu.
    But, they haven’t been sued by Al Davis, yet.

  • alex7

    JC’s game in Kansas City will show if he’s still the same ol’ 40% career winner who folds in hostile environments.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    The Dirtee Raccoon Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    129.KoolKell Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Pound the Rock, pound the rock.

    3rd down conversions, crucial.

    TD’s not FG’s in the Red Zone.

    ****************

    Yes, like most every other game played in the NFL.
    ———————————
    Exactly, you see what I’m saying, dummy?

  • Chef Sac

    Two points to touch on:

    1. Stadium issues & blackouts

    The stadium’s garbage, but it’s home (for now) and it ain’t the only reason for the blackouts. The Town is legit and the fans are awesome; I’ve seen more fights and obnoxious behavior at a Niner game in Candlestick. Seems like the fans out there NEED to prove that they’re hard or something. The 2 for 1 ticket deal for the Hawks and Chiefs got butts in the seats. The Raiders were just getting back to relevancy at that point so… Tells me people aren’t willing to drop as much as before…

    2. Next year’s hopes

    This season isn’t over yet… is it? Win out and see KC lose to a fired up Titan team and SD struggle in cold weather (like they tend to) and Da Rayduhs ARE the Team of the Decades. But yes, James Jones would be awesome on a squad where he could shine. He brings young experience & knowledge gained under a great WR; sorta like what Collie under Wayne, Wallace under Holmes and Fitzgerald under Boldin were able to do.

    The schedule next year doesn’t mean squat until free agency, the draft and training camp is done. The Vikings went to the NFC Championship and suck this year. Cincinnati swept the division last year and is now picking in the top 5 of the draft. The Raiders could easily kill everyone on the schedule or flop. I vote for football murder…

    Final note, this year’s team has heart, drive and a competitive spirit. They just need to tap into it consistently. If the main players are kept in place in the upcoming years then we will DOMINATE. GUARANTEED.

    Go Raiders!!!

  • GoodOle00

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-broncos-dumervil

    Broncows Dummervile arrested after Raider blow out insult to injury. LOL!

  • GoodOle00
  • alex7

    Chef Sac,

    solid post. The Bengals and Vikings had their old, injured QBs break down this year – certainly plausible before the year even started.

    Next year’s batch of QBs we face – Rodgers, Cutler, Stafford, Brady, Sanchez – have a much lower chance of breaking down.

    I haven’t seen JC have a big game on the road yet, and he’s struggled his entire career against good teams especially on the road (this year again), so I understand many fans thinking this was the best chance at making the playoffs with our pathetically easy schedule.

  • Chef Sac

    Alex7,

    True. Next year’s lineup is scary at times. But Stafford’s missed 12 games with his shoulder injury; possibly the season. When he’s been in, Johnson made him look like a superstar in some moments, others he couldn’t save his errant throws. Rodgers forgot what sideline was his after that 2nd concussion 2 weeks ago and Sanchez has been helped by the return of Holmes and that defense. Gotta give Rex Ryan credit for the gameplan. But even he may be out this week; so they are all susceptible…

    Brady is dope. Cutler can be had. Cambell has played well of late and KC will be a great test for this kid, but he seems to be building confidence with each game and the players are rallying. Ford could single-handedly be responsible for the resurgence of our QB play. And as long as his supporting cast steps up he will do well; as evidenced by his performance in games where we rush for a million yards.

  • Chef Sac

    “his performance” refers to JC.

    :)

  • http://www.aldavissucks.blogspot.com The Real MaddenRaider

    # djohnnyg Says:
    December 23rd, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    With the poor attendance in Oakland who can blame Al for moving the team somewhere else? Raider fans are everywhere BUT Oakland it seems. When in LA, they didn;t sell out either. Would a Raider team in LA with a new stadium in a nice suburb do it?

    I’m in Illinois and there are tons of Raider fans here. It’s the image of the bad boys that people like. Al should take the Raiders to someplace where they’ll be appreciated. Maybe Al is to blame for moving them to LA in the first place and it ruined the local connection for good. Can’t blame the Bay area fans for that, but what’s done is done and it looks like it can’t be fixed so maybe it’s time for Al to move on and plant roots somewhere where the fans will actually show up and support the team.

    I remember there was some talk about Al moving the Raiders to Chicago sometime back. If they did that, they would sell out EVERY GAME.

    ……………….

    You’re mentally ill, at best.

    There is no metropolitan area with more Raider fans than in Los Angeles, and they could not sell out games. I know people from Chicago and have never met one Raider fan from that city. As far as toughness goes, the Bears do just fine wetting Chicagoland’s whistle for a rough franchise. Your comment might be the dumbest in the history of this blog. I’m not joking. If you ever plan to discuss sports and regional demographics again, try shooting yourself first. You’ll make more sense.

  • sirblitzalot

    Stanford Routt is a wasted pick; and you can plan on seeing Manning toss in his direction all day. Routt will be around the Colt receivers as they break the end zone plane several times on Sunday. No matter what happens in Cinn and Tenn, the Raiders are going to lose. That is just a fact.

  • Chef Sac

    Peyton’s a beast, no doubt. Routt has issues, we all know this. However, the rest of the D can easily hold their own against him. Seymour’s absence would go a lot further to support your prediction Sirblitzalot…

  • sirblitzalot

    The Raiders are basically the “black sheep” of the NFL. Their “thug” image is attractive to a lot of wannabe’s bad boys but the people in charge of the Media HATE the Raiders. I go to all of the games and a brief survey of the race demographic demonstrates only a modicum of Afro-American fans. There are a high percentage of loyal Hispanics though. I find that curious. The Bay Area major networks (3, 4, 5 and 7) are all so biased against the Raiders (and so pro-49er) that it isn’t even worth watching the sports segment of the news. The national network, ESPN, is biased against west coast teams in general, but give the Raiders no respect. The networks (all of them) facilitate all the hate and fear and sterotypes against the Raiders. That is counterproductive to ticket sales. Other factors like “the economy” and that dump of a stadium, with it 42″ diagonal Micro “Jumbotron”, and poor (literally) fans also contribute to low turnouts. When the Raiders are able to generate fervent interest, the law of supply and demand kicks and the ticket prices go through the roof. Then you have the political fallout of Al Davis, the corrupt referring, the inculcating of Al Davis’s mettle with the defense (man on man) and offense (hail Mary and speed) and his arrested development regarding the present state of the evolution of NFL football. The list goes on and on why this dysfunctional franchise cannot succeed. It doesn’t matter where they go because a “rolling stone gathers no moss”. The biggest mistake Al made was leaving Oakland. It was like kidnapping your wife and taking to LA, having her work the streets and then bringing her back home. You still love her (assuming you loved her in the first place, which I am sure all real Raider fans did) but when she comes home she is not the same woman. She has been “turned out” by a Big Al. If he moves this franchise again, then she will be the equivalent of a hideous “crack hoe”, not worthy of any fan support.

  • gogo0

    raider marketing is not a problem. raiders sell a LOT of merchandise and have fans worldwide. i met a lot of raider fans all over. its not marketing. Raiders a FACE for their franchise.
    ———–
    anecdote: I see a lot of japanese wearing Raiders gear. they dont know wtf it is (I talk to them hoping they’re fans), but they’re buying and wearing it in japan nonetheless.
    saw an old guy wearing a cowboys jacket once, but aside from that its all Raiders.

  • djohnnyg

    ……………….

    You’re mentally ill, at best.

    There is no metropolitan area with more Raider fans than in Los Angeles, and they could not sell out games. I know people from Chicago and have never met one Raider fan from that city. As far as toughness goes, the Bears do just fine wetting Chicagoland’s whistle for a rough franchise. Your comment might be the dumbest in the history of this blog. I’m not joking. If you ever plan to discuss sports and regional demographics again, try shooting yourself first. You’ll make more sense.

    First off, I DO work in Chicago and could give you the names of 6 people I WORK WITH who are Raider fans. Why don’t YOU stick to things YOU know about. Just because YOU don’t know any personally doesn’t mean jack. There are over 10 mill. people in the Chi, area do YOU know all of them? And are you stupid enough to claim there are NONE? I was in Soldier Field the last time the Raiders played there and there was almost an entire section of sign toting Raider fans in attendance. I’m sorry if the facts don’t fit your pre-disposed vendetta against Al Davis in that regard.

    Secondly, before the Raiders moved back to Oakland in the 90′s there WAS some talk about the possibility of the Raiders moving to Chicago. Was it serious? Not very. Was it a made up rumor by some media hack? Possibly, but it did have some play for a short time but it make the rounds of the rumor mill if only for a bit.

    Thirdly, my ascertion that the Raiders would sell out EVERY GAME if they did move to Chicago was an exaggeration. I don’t think the Raiders would ever move there, but if they did I don’t it’s far fetched assumption that would draw more fans than they are currently.

    Fourth, any comment I make couldn’t possibly compare to the ridiculous statements and outright stupidity you have been spouting from the first day you arrived on this blog. You re-affirm your stranglehold of being the champion of idiocy ewith every weak post you make you pathetic piece of garbage.

  • EYoung

    The 49ers get more play in the media because they are a classier organization. The Raiders are about being the bad guy, the cheat, the stealer which does not inspire.

    If I were a father of young children again, I would not take my kids to Raiders games because I would not want them to learn what the Raiders and AD are really about. I would want to inspire my kids with higher values.

    If someday AD is replaced by someone with admirable qualitiies, and the Raiders begin to win more games than they lose, then fans will return. Until then I would not take my kids to a game and I would not support building a new stadium.

  • djohnnyg

    EYoung Says:
    December 24th, 2010 at 3:40 am
    The 49ers get more play in the media because they are a classier organization. The Raiders are about being the bad guy, the cheat, the stealer which does not inspire.

    Funny how it’s the Raiders though who are the ones who have been cheated the most. Perception and image doesn’t always fit reality.

    See:

    -Tuck rule.

    -Rob Lytle’s phantom fumble costing Raiders second consecutive SB berth.

    -Immaculate “deception”

    People talk about “Sugar Bear” Hamilton’s rouphing the passer call as being a Raider break, but it was a shot to the head and was called correctly.

    I would think your kids would want to see an example of how not to judge an organization based on media hype and lies and to base their opinions on facts instead. The Raiders would serve as an excellent opportunity to do that.

    The Raiders have been “cheated” far more than they have been the “cheater”.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Indianapolis is back in control of its destiny, having beaten Tennessee (30-28) and Jacksonville (30-24) with an 8-6 record

    ***

    that Colts Defense has given up 52 points over the last 2 weeks? wow!

    we are going to smash them :)

    McFadden/Bush = 200 yards and 3 TD’s

  • raidermarty

    Good Morning RAIDER NATION!
    Gonna be a real tough one Sunday,manning is hard to gameplan against because he can beat you in so many different ways. I think we just have to go out and execute our style of defense and not try to get too cute and we’ll be alright. And the best d against manning is to keep him off the field and limit his opportunities. We can do this these things and we can win this game. manning’s only 2-2 against the RAIDERS lifetime- stranger things have happened!
    GO RAIDERS!!!!!!