Only the Oakland Raiders could screw up the kind of momentum that has resulted in 92 points being scored in back-to-back games.
In those two games — a 59-14 win at Denver and a 33-3 victory over the Seahawks in Oakland — the Raiders generated a 75-point combined victory margin. Quarterback Jason Campbell, replacing the injured Bruce Gradkowski, has generated passer ratings of 127.9 and 120.9 in the past two games.
And yet coach Tom Cable may still bench Campbell for Gradkowski. Per Jerry McDonald, Cable anticipates a decision regarding Gradkowski’s availability by Friday.
“He did good, and he’s moving forward rapidly now, and the question will
be, kind of what we talked about a couple of weeks ago, if he can do
everything that’s necessary to go out and play,” Cable said.
Surely, the Raiders won’t put the hot hand on the bench as the 4-4 Raiders prepare to host the 5-2 Chiefs in arguably the biggest game between these two teams since 1993, when they finished a game apart atop the AFC West.
Then again, these are the Raiders. Prove us wrong, Silver and Black. Prove us wrong.