Oakland Raiders: Where Did All the Passion Go Against San Francisco?

October 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There are plenty of nuances I could state about today's game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders, but I won't.  That is not to say that nuances and circumstances are not important, but there really wasn't more to the box score than meets the eye.
The Raiders lost 9-17 and looked lethargic in doing so.
After the high-octane game with the Chargers a week earlier, the Raiders were once again unable to maintain that energy into the next game.  The Niners have been terrible in turnovers this season with minus-10.  Against the Raiders, the Niners were plus-two.
Surely, delusional 49er fans will tout this as proof of the Niners being the better team, when in truth, two down teams faced each other.  Just by circumstance, one team will usually win (barring a tie).
It seems to me that the Raiders took the Niners for granted.
Even though the Raiders were without Bruce Gradkowski at quarterback, who lit up the Niners in preseason aft...

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