Oakland Raiders Look to Turn It Around Against the Surging San Diego Chargers

Be afraid, Raider fans, be very afraid.  You and your beloved Oakland Raiders have been down this road before.  And, as you may remember, once this team collectively decides to mail it in, the downward spiral never seems to end. 

One consolation is that Sunday’s game was blacked out, so you were spared the horror of watching it all unfold.  So break out those bottles of Pepto and stock up on the boxes of Kleenex because this could get ugly real fast!

After a tumultuous and embarrassing performance against the average Miami Dolphins, at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Raiders defense made a hobbled Chad Henne look like Dan Marino, and allowed Ricky Williams to look like, well, Ricky Williams.  The Raiders have proven, yet again, that they are not ready to collectively take that next step and win the games, which on paper they should. 

No, this team is still several key players away from being a divisional contender and playoff bound.  Luckily, rookie wide receiver Jacoby Ford has not received that memo and continues to play way over his head. 

On Sunday, Ford led the Raiders offense in return yards, receiving yards and rushing yards.  This, of course, is great if you have him on your fantasy team, but on a team with both Darren McFadden and Michael Bush, your rookie wide receiver should never lead the team in rushing yards.

If not for the fantastic play of Ford at the wide receiver position, this team would really be in disarray.  Ford has been the lone bright spot of a unit in desperate need of a sure-handed play-maker.

Questions still abound as to who exactly is the starting quarterback for this team.  Head coach Tom Cable seems to be unable to decide on a quarterback—he must make a choice and let the team sink or swim with him.  But no, Coach Cable continues to flip flop between Bruce Gradkowski and Jason Campbell....

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