Oakland Raiders Lose 33-17 To Miami, but There’s No Fat Lady Singing Yet

Who is this team? Seriously folks. How does an NFL team start off shaky, then win three games straight, only to lose horribly to the recent two. It's hard to tell if they are a playoff team or just lucky.

In point, how did the Oakland Raiders defeat the Denver Broncos by 59 points, breaking some historic records, then play at home and appear, well, unbalanced. Unbalanced is the best way to describe what we saw today. I wasn't upset as much as I was disappointed to see the Oakland Raiders lose again.

For the Oakland Raiders, the season could be ending if they don't get their act into gear and start using players that are playing at 200 percent. The Kansas City Chiefs are pulling away with today's win and the San Diego Chargers are also one game ahead of the Silver and Black.

Where does that place the Oakland Raiders? They are now representing the AFC West third best at 5-6. This ties them with the Tennessee Titans, the Seattle Seahawks, the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans. These are not bad teams and compared to last year the Raiders should be ecstatic. However, for the fans and the Oakland Raiders, they need to get things right and take these last games. Can it be done? Yes. Does Oakland have the heart to win those games? Maybe.

Rookie WR Jacoby Ford once again played some great football! He started the game with a kickoff return TD and then caught a pass from QB Bruce Gradkowski and ran in for his second TD against the Miami Dolphins. In fact, in the first quarter it was back and forth as the defenses played well.

However it was the weak links that hurt the team. One of the links was Walter McFadden. At 5'10" and 180 pounds, McFadden had the task of covering Miami Dolphins WR Davone Bess and it was simply embarrassing for the Raiders. Bess able to complete at least a dozen third downs and he could not be stopped.

So, my question is why di...

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