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Cable’s Debut a Disaster as Raiders Crushed 34-3

For Tom Cable, it wasn’t exactly the debut he was looking for. The Raiders got off to a 3-0 lead, but were dominated in every phase from there on as they were punished by the Saints 34-3 at the SuperDome. The numbers tell the story, as the Saints put up 441 yards of offense to 226 for the Raiders. They threw for 319 net yards to 131 for Oakland, had 12 first downs to 23 for the Saints, and the Saints had the ball for 36:12 to just 23:48 for the silver and black.

JaMarcus Russell took a step back from his earlier outing, as he was just 13-for-35 for 159 yards with a pick and a QB rating of 40.1. He was also sacked twice. The bread and butter, the running game of the Raiders, had just 85 yards on 22 carries, but with the Saints putting up points they were never able to use the running game enough.

Drew Brees picked apart the Raiders secondary, going 26-for-30 for 210 yards with three TD’s and no picks. He had a QB rating of 144.4 Lance Moore had 7 catches for 97 yards, and Reggie Bush combined for 67 yards and two TD’s between running and catching the football. All in all, it was a complete effort for a team that had to play and lost a tough game on Monday night to the Vikings.

The Saints got off and running in the second quarter with Bush going in for three yards out to make it 7-3 with 3:45 to go. Taylor Mehlhaff kicked a 44-yard field goal to make it 10-3 at the half. The blowout was on as Brees threw two third quarter TD’s, one to Aaron Stecker to make it 17-3, and another to Bush down the middle to make it 24-3. They scored twice more in just over three minutes of the fourth quarter to make it 34-3.

The Raiders missed two field goals that could have kept them in the game, and then in the second half had just 94 yards in six possessions. They also had two turnovers with a Russell pick and a fumble that led to a Saints field goal and then final TD to make it a 31-point game.

So the Raiders now sit at 1-4, and will have to regroup and get on track next week as they host Brett Favre and the Jets next Sunday.

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One Response to “Cable’s Debut a Disaster as Raiders Crushed 34-3”

  1. Joshua Hensley says:

    what the hell was Cable thinking calling a timeout in the 4th with 8 secs left. What a retard, cuz they missed. I am so sick of this crap. Al Davis can suck my balls. Get the FUCK OUT and LET SOMEONE ELSE A TRY YOU OLD BASTARD. WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE A WINNIG TEAM NO MATTER WHAT IF YOUR STILL TRYING TO RUN THE SHOW. SHOWS OVER AL!!!!!!

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