Oakland Raiders’ Trick or Treat? Jekyll & Hyde Team Welcomes Seattle Seahawks

It is almost Halloween, and the Raiders have the perfect costume.  This year’s team will be going as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (a novel written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and based on a character with Split Personalities).  This is the ideal costume for a team that can anger and mystify one week and totally amaze and dominate the next. 

The Raiders (3-4) look to continue their momentum this Sunday after they scored a franchise record 59 points in a 59-14 drubbing of their AFC rival Denver Broncos.  They play host to the (4-2) Seattle Seahawks, this Halloween Sunday at the Oakland –Alameda County Coliseum.

Already seven weeks into the NFL season and the Oakland Raiders have experienced enough highs and lows to last them a lifetime.  After falling to the San Francisco 49ers 17-9 in Week 6, in what could be considered one of the ugliest games of the year, the Oakland Raiders unleashed the offensive restraints and rode running back Darren McFadden to a career day and most importantly, a lopsided divisional win over bitter rival Denver.

In what can only be described as total domination, the Raiders harassed, abused and humiliated Kyle Orton and the Denver Broncos for four quarters, but it was in the first quarter they made their statement with a 24 point lead.  This left the home team fans at Invesco Field speechless and stunned.  The Broncos have now lost three in a row to the Raiders at home in Denver.

This game was not about Jason Campbell and the Raiders coaching staff.  No, it was more of yet another glimpse of how Darren McFadden can dominate and single handily take over a game.  His ability (when healthy) will ultimately help the still indecisive Jason Campbell and open up the passing game.  That is why the Raiders drafted McFadden out of Arkansas, with the fourth pick of the 2008 NFL Draft. 

McFadden was the catalyst for ...

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