Raiders Vs. 49ers: The Good, The Bad, And The Questionable

With the San Francisco 49ers Oakland Raiders preseason game in the books it's time to breakdown how the Raiders fared. Due to the Bay Area rivalry, this was the Raiders most physical matchup to date.

There were a number of shoving sessions and trash talk. This was the closest you could get to a regular season game and the Raiders should come out better for it. Here are a few notes on the game.


The Good

Jason Campbell looked very good during his time on the field, gaining 93 yards on six of eight passing. He looked to be in complete control on the first drive, and made some great throws to Marcel Reece and Darrius Heyward-Bey. A stinger knocked him out of the game, leading to later reports of a wrist injury. All reports seem to show he's fine and should be a go for the first regular season game.

If there was any concern over who would be the backup to Campbell, it was officially put to rest. Bruce Gradkowski entered the game after Campbell was carted off; the team didn't skip a beat.


Gradkowski finished with 202 yards and two touchdowns; one being an excellent seam route to Louis Murphy who ran for 74 yards late in the second quarter. If Campbell goes down for an extended period of time, the team will still be in good hands.

Murphy once again made his case for being the main wide receiver target of the season. He had an unsightly drop, but he knows how to get open. If Chaz Schilens can overcome these injuries, the Raiders passing game starts to look far more formidable.

Rookie Walter McFadden had a good day defensively. McFadden broke up two passes and looked very composed overall. McFadden should slowly start to find more playing time as the season goes on.

The Bad


The run defense looked very weak in this contest....

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