In Our 100th Post, New Season Brings First Win For the Silver & Black & The Raider Nation.

Posted: September 17, 2011 in ABC Sports, CBS Sports, Comcast Sports BayArea, Espn, Facebook, Football, Fox Sports, Google, National Football League, NBC Sports, Oakland Raiders, Twitter



What’s up sports fans. ALLBAYAREASORTS.COM. Hit a milestone today. We are posting our 100th post right now. We are estatic about it, and it’s funny we were just thinking how were going to get this thing up and running and now we’ve posted 100 articles about your Bay Area sports. Today were focusing our attention on the Raider Nation. You know, are cross town cousins from across the bay. They’ve always been a franchise that was always slightly different than the rest of the NFL. In that age old saying, “Once a Raider, always a Raider.” They’ve always found a way to keep you watching them, and their fans. I respect the Raiders, and they Raider Nation. You gotta like their silver and black appeal. Don’t get me wrong I’m not being assimilated into the borg. I have red and gold blood in my veins. I’m a true Niner fans from the days of Gene Washington.

I can’t ever change. But I still like and respect the Raiders and the Raider Nation. I’d love to see them play us in the Superbowl. That would be like a couple of decades ago when the Giants played the A’s in what was dubbed “The Dream Series.” I was nice to see Oakland beat the Denver on their home turf. This was a game where on paper Oakland shouldn’t have won this game, but when you have a field goal kicker in Sebastian Janikowski how can you loose? Sebastian showed Bronco fans why. Right before the half Janikowski boots a 63 yard field goal gives the Raiders a 16-3 lead and Sebastian can’t believe what he saw when the ball went over the uprights for the score.    “To be honest, I didn’t hit it that good,” said Janikowski,  “It barely got over the bar.” In any rate it went over, that’s what mattered to head coach Hue Jackson, “It’s phenomenal, both of them,” Jackson said.

“What Sebastian did was unheard of. I think we have two of the best kickers in the league. I trust those guys, believe in them. What a kick. Obviously, a lot of people think that was the difference in the game.” It was a momentum shifter. When you look at the game on paper Denver should’ve won the game.  Jason Campbell was 13-22 for 105 yards. Kyle Orton was 24-46 for 304 yards. What the Raiders gave up in the air they compensated on the ground. Oakland held Knowshon Moreno for a mere 22 yards. While Darren McFadden rack up 150 yards  rushing. Brandon Lloyd had 89 receiving for the Broncos, while Darius Heyward-Bey pick up 44 yards from Campbell. The Raider are like us right now in San Francisco. Our offense could use a pick me up. Our special teams is playing well and are defense is still stingy. It’s the same with the Raiders. Their special teams is playing well.

They need to do something with their offense and their defense held a talented Kyle Orton offense to just 20 points. In one word “Stingy”. Still I’m glad to see them win. The Raider Nation should know what happened at “The Stick” in preseason is not part of the 49er Faithful. It was just some young guys out there who had to much to drink and supposedly representing the Faithful and they weren’t. The real 49er Faithful play this game with class. We respect our cross town cousins and hope they prevail. Who knows maybe we’ll see each other in the Superbowl. Until then I say Raiders take the AFC, and we in San Francisco will deal with the NFC. Nor-Cal baby all the way. Raiders win 23-20, beat the Broncos and are preparing for those big bad Buffalo Bills. Think the Raiders can get win number two? Or was this a fluke win? Tell me what you think. Remember folks it’s ALLBAYAREASPORTS.COM. Bay Area Sports Magnified!


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