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Packers make 13-0 look easy

Green Bay Packers' Rob Francois pulls down a interception against Oakland Raiders in the first half during their NFL football game in Green Bay Reuters

Oakland and Green Bay may both have NFL franchises, but the Raiders are not in the Packers’ league.

Sunday’s game in Green Bay was so lopsided that the Packers had it wrapped up by the midway point of the second quarter, when they took a 31-0 lead. The entire second half felt like garbage time; the final score was 46-16 but the Packers easily could have made it 60-0 if they had wanted to.

For Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers actually had his worst statistical game of the season, completing 17 of 30 passes for 281 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception, for a passer rating of 96.7. Rodgers has reached the point where he has what qualifies as a bad game for him, and his passer rating is nearly 100 and his team wins by 30. Ryan Grant had a good game on the ground, with 85 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns.

For Oakland, Carson Palmer threw four interceptions in a generally dreadful game. The Raiders are now a game behind Tebowmania in the AFC West, and their playoff fortunes are falling fast.

Then again, the way the Packers played today, anybody would have lost to them. At 13-0, Green Bay is on another level from the rest of the league, and the biggest question facing the Packers right now is whether they can follow up three more wins in the regular season with three wins in the postseason. This team has a good shot at 19-0.

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66 Responses to “Packers make 13-0 look easy”
  1. jimmysee says: Dec 11, 2011 7:49 PM

    Forget 19-0 — the immediate goal is to go 1-0 next Sunday.

    Next stop — Kansas City.

  2. Chairman Al says: Dec 11, 2011 7:49 PM

    Desperation time for the Raiders. McFadden, Ford, and Moore need to suck it up and gut it out at this point. Tape it up and drive on. An old Raiders running back, Marv Hubbard, told us a story about how he separated the shoulder on the arm with which he held the ball. he had it taped in place so he could keep playing.

    Its playoff crunch time, and these are the Raiders. Suck it up. Your team needs you.

  3. thehatefulnerd says: Dec 11, 2011 7:50 PM

    That wasn’t an interception either. Finley had it with mutual possession and two feet down in the end zone. To say nothing of the defensive pass interference.
    Finley has greatly underwhelmed, btw.

  4. bjorntorock says: Dec 11, 2011 7:51 PM

    I love life!!!! Sincerely a happy packer fan!!!

  5. steelersownyou says: Dec 11, 2011 7:51 PM

    Only loss packers will have this year is to Steelers in super bowl this year. And dont expect 3 turnovers like last year! Can’t wait!

  6. zonedogz says: Dec 11, 2011 7:52 PM

    Carson Palmer trade looking bad for Raiders. Go Pack Go!

  7. axespray says: Dec 11, 2011 7:52 PM

    Finley has been “off” this season…. dude cost Arod TD pass no.40 and gave him interception no.6… smh
    c’mon man…. man up Finley.

    Loved The Defense thou.

  8. Iamthatguy says: Dec 11, 2011 7:52 PM

    Hopefully this beatdown will wake up all those delusional Raiders fans that had ridiculous thoughts that the Raiders were contenders. The abuse that the Packers inflicted on that embarrasing team from Oakland was a firm reminder that that the Raiders simply are not ready for the big boys of the NFL yet.

  9. stevenbondie says: Dec 11, 2011 7:53 PM

    Tebow – Rodgers Superbowl, mark my words.

  10. axespray says: Dec 11, 2011 7:54 PM

    thehatefulnerd says:Dec 11, 2011 7:50 PM
    “That wasn’t an interception either. Finley had it with mutual possession and two feet down in the end zone. To say nothing of the defensive pass interference.
    Finley has greatly underwhelmed, btw.”

    nah, finley just didn’t win that battle… Great Throw/play call, Finley was just too busy being a doofus and not putting in the effort.

  11. lunarpie says: Dec 11, 2011 7:54 PM

    The Raiders also just traveled across the country twice in a row! Who made this schedule?!?! I bet they blame it on the CBA….

  12. mavajo says: Dec 11, 2011 7:56 PM

    steelersownyou says:
    Only loss packers will have this year is to Steelers in super bowl this year. And dont expect 3 turnovers like last year! Can’t wait!

    ———–

    When your only argument is “Don’t expect us to suck as badly as last year!” — you probably just shouldn’t post.

  13. bamasleeper13 says: Dec 11, 2011 7:56 PM

    Awesome!
    A Packer Owner

  14. lunarpie says: Dec 11, 2011 7:56 PM

    Referees made some serious BAD CALLS in this game against Oakland. Then again, they also have some ownership in the Packers so it’s in their best interest to make sure they win.

  15. shieldsisland37 says: Dec 11, 2011 7:58 PM

    This team is so good that losing Jennings is not a big deal. We are so Deep (shareholder since 96 or whenever). I mean our two linebackers who were sub-ing for Hawk and Bishop today each had a pick. Where else can you find depth like that. Taylor, a te I have never even seen before, looks like Gronk. Obviously probably not as good, but just another big strong weapon. So we are so deep its not even funny. That being said, we cant let Rodgers take shots in a game thats already won. We might have to pull starters after the first quarter against the chiefs.

  16. orangeflh says: Dec 11, 2011 8:00 PM

    I see delusion still reigns supreme in steeltown.

  17. nomoreseasontix says: Dec 11, 2011 8:04 PM

    Raider fan here… Man… What can you say about the Packers?
    My Raiders need to go back to the drawing board. Blow it up.
    Maybe with AD out of the picture they can attract legit coaches.
    They haven’t looked well prepared in any game this year. That’s on the coaches.
    Can’t cry about injuries, all teams have them. This years failures are on the coaching staff.

  18. beltmerica says: Dec 11, 2011 8:05 PM

    Wish they could have traded Finley for a high-ish round pick.. Lots of mouth without the production

  19. danbeachler says: Dec 11, 2011 8:07 PM

    Losing Jennings would hurt their chances. Hopefully it’s not ACL related and he’ll be healthy for the playoffs.

  20. billh1947 says: Dec 11, 2011 8:15 PM

    The Steelers are good but not good enough to make make the Super Bowl this year,they will never get by the Patriots and have a hard time with the Jets if they play them. the Packers in last years Super Bowl beat the Steelers with 14 players out with injuries,they are back and their record shows what they all mean to this team,people who think the Steelers will get to, let alone win the Super Bowl are smoking something illegal and should get real.

  21. thehatefulnerd says: Dec 11, 2011 8:15 PM

    Time for Donald Driver to pick up the slack for Jennings.

  22. ditaksdika says: Dec 11, 2011 8:23 PM

    doctors said a knee sprain. MRI tomorrow. He has time to get well tho. 5 weeks before the first playoff game. And with Jennings out, who steps up? Randall Cobb. “Next Man Up” is GB’s way. Its amazing to watch. Great all around team win today. All phases. Completely destroyed the Raiders.
    And steeler nation is still a little off I guess. Didn’t u guys just eek one out against the browneyes? Cmon now. You can’t hang. U couldn’t last year when we had 16 players on IR.

  23. finsfrontofficeisajoke says: Dec 11, 2011 8:24 PM

    13 games in, and Rodgers has only 3 games where he’s thrown for less than 300 yards.

    The man is a beast.

    “Some fan bases get lucky and move seamlessly from one franchise QB to the next”, said the Miami fan as he glared in the direction Wisconsin.

  24. Dynasty says: Dec 11, 2011 8:35 PM

    Raiders need DMC. You can all say what you want and i’m not even a Raiders fan. You get DMC in there FULL TIME and some of those recievers and you have a team. Key words FULL TIME DMC???? Is that ever going to happen?

  25. finsfrontofficeisajoke says: Dec 11, 2011 8:40 PM

    Wow. It’s been a long day. It’s Drew Brees that has only thrown 3 sub-300 yard games.

    Rodgers is obviously still a beast, though.

  26. bittersportspills says: Dec 11, 2011 8:40 PM

    Raiders would have lost today, no matter what. Packers are the best team in football, and it isn’t even close at the moment.

    And sorry, RaidersFan, as much as Hue Jackson might be in over his head: If the team has such great “talent”, how come they can’t play for anyone? It wasn’t like last year’s 8-8 was an awesome achievement.

    Blowing up the team isn’t even a possibility. The Raiders don’t have any picks left, and the players they do have aren’t going to generate anything significant.

  27. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Dec 11, 2011 8:42 PM

    Greg Jennings is hurt? You mean I don’t get to see him throw the imaginary flag every time gets owned by a defensive back? Shucks.

  28. packerfanfordecades says: Dec 11, 2011 8:50 PM

    I couldn’t get a good enough look from the replays on that last interception in the 4th quarter. Seems like Shields (I think it was Sam Shields) had a decent shot at getting past just one Raider and running it back for six. The last Raider in the way was already trying to deal with a Green Bay blocker who had a good angle.

    It’s a class move on Sam’s part to not rub in the score and just go down. Also, the fall-down takes the defense off the field for the duration of the game. That’s good judgment. Wonder if it was the pre-snap advice from the coaching staff.

    So yeah, could have been 53 points, or 54 if that extra point isn’t blocked.

    On to KC. It’s not immediately clear how the Chiefs are going to pick up the pieces from the Jets game to get ready to win against Green Bay.
    .

  29. 31teamsarebetterthanthepackers says: Dec 11, 2011 8:59 PM

    I so can’t wait when this team loses in the playoffs. They and their ridiculous fan base won’t know what hit them.

  30. North American Bowl says: Dec 11, 2011 9:00 PM

    The Oakland Prison Dwellers showed once again they are an overated bunch of wussies.

    8-8 is upon the Silver and Whack.

    Bow down to the Green Bay Packers.

    Don’t look now, the Broncos are about to win the AFC West division and go to the playoffs.

  31. pravin68 says: Dec 11, 2011 9:05 PM

    Mike McCarthy deserves coach of the year. People say he has the talent. But as prior SBs have shown, coaching a team in a post SB year is tough to get the guys motivated. This year’s Packers is easily a better team than last year;s.

    If GB goes 16-0, Mike deserves it. Harbaugh was in the running until SF just lost to AZ. Still Jim Harbaugh is my other choice.

    Kubiak’s gotta be in the running for his amazing job in keeping Houston steady despite all the injuries.

    Marvin Lewis just lost his because of the loss to Houston.,

  32. nfcnorth2011 says: Dec 11, 2011 9:08 PM

    steelersownyou | December 11, 2011, 6:51 PM CST
    Only loss packers will have this year is to Steelers in super bowl this year. And dont expect 3 turnovers like last year! Can’t wait!

    Look steelersownyou, they already beat the Steelers this year in the Superbowl, when this seasons Superbowl, you know the one played next year in February is played the Pack will win, maybe you should own a calendar.

  33. nbcstinks says: Dec 11, 2011 9:12 PM

    It will be interesting to see how the packers perform when they actually face some real competition in the playoffs. Like it or not, they haven’t faced a semi-competent team since week one.

  34. gln9213 says: Dec 11, 2011 9:12 PM

    I have been saying this for weeks….Hue Jackson is the dumbest most un-prepared coach in the NFL, hands down!! Just look at the Palmer trade, what a disaster!! There is no doubt that the player the Raiders miss the most is Jason Campbell. I hope that Mark Davis and Amy Trask drop the hammer on this guy, unfortunately it is time to start over again for the Raiders.

  35. buzzbissinger says: Dec 11, 2011 9:15 PM

    Good game Pack, you’ve looked great all year, preseason included. Undefeated or not, you all are certainly on your way to another Superbowl Victory.

  36. trapshoot says: Dec 11, 2011 9:24 PM

    Pretty good game if you’re a Packer fan. If Jennings injury is serious Driver will be able to pick up at least some of the slack. Once again Findley was less than impressive – not living up to expectations this year. Nelson has surpassed him as a threat..

  37. jimmysee says: Dec 11, 2011 9:42 PM

    This season is pretty ridiculous (good) for the Packers — but there’s really no reason to think they will fade next year or thereafter.

    The team is put together from the draft. The Packers have all their draft picks next time around.

    Ted Thompson and the scouting team will be ready again to restock a full pantry …

    … and Coach McCarthy and his staff will conduct the full off-season program.

    When a team does not have to rely on expensive free agents, the potential to be formidable every year is there.

  38. huejackson says: Dec 11, 2011 9:43 PM

    Sorry PFT forgot to mention 1 little tiny thing, Oh yeah Raiders are missing 95% of their offense due to injury.
    Raiders will have atleast Ford and Moore back for the game against the Lions, I think the Raiders going to the playoffs either as a wild card or winning the West, Yeah Denver got lucky again REAL lUcky this time..
    Maybe Elway paid off Barber

  39. truthserum4u says: Dec 11, 2011 9:45 PM

    I’m a Viking fan and a Favre fan, but if it weren’t for the obnoxious Packer fans, I really wouldn’t have minded seeing Rodgers go every game with a 100+ rating. It doesn’t take anything away from Favre’s, or any other QB’s, accomplishments. I enjoy watching someone perfom at the highest level in the sport I love.

    If Packer fans were less irratating it would be easier to root for an undefeated season for the same reasons. Now it’s a matter of which bugs me less, the immature Packer fans or the smug 1972 Dolphins.

    Of course the Vikings record makes it much easier for me to be supportive. The Packer’s success has nothing to do with the Vikings terrible season. Honestly can’t say I would have the same feelings if the Vikings were in it.

  40. stevenfbrackett says: Dec 11, 2011 9:59 PM

    Well, seeing as Rodgers broke a couple of more records today – including one of Favre’s, we can expect some new ‘remember me!!!!’ play/comment from Favre this week.

  41. gbfan says: Dec 11, 2011 10:00 PM

    nbcstinks says: Dec 11, 2011 9:12 PM

    It will be interesting to see how the packers perform when they actually face some real competition in the playoffs. Like it or not, they haven’t faced a semi-competent team since week one.

    Lol, I love this take. Who is it that you want them to play? We have beaten NO, NYG, CHI, SD, DEN, ATL, and DET, all playoff teams or potential playoff teams and we have DOMINATED teams that we should dominate. Do you want them to line up and play themselves? Packers vs Packers? I guess maybe that would be some competition.

  42. effjohntaylornorelation says: Dec 11, 2011 10:02 PM

    Maybe is wasn’t the Bengals or there owner or their roster talent. Maybe, just maybe it was Carson Palmer. Loser

  43. seatownballers says: Dec 11, 2011 10:27 PM

    Raiders have made bad decisions in trading their future draft picks for palmer and curry. They have no depth, and were decimated by the best team. This game was ugly to watch. raiders miss playoffs again, while packers repeat

  44. tatum064 says: Dec 11, 2011 10:51 PM

    Give examples for the word “synonym.”

    A box of rocks, a bag of hammers, Lambeau Field on a Sunday in October.

    RAIDER NATION!

  45. richm2256 says: Dec 11, 2011 11:20 PM

    Did you see that Richard Seymour on defense today? That dude is a BEAST!!!!!! What a mistake Belichick made, getting rid of that guy!

    Oh,wait ……. Green Bay dropped 46 on his a$$?

    Never mind.

  46. Canyonero says: Dec 11, 2011 11:27 PM

    Great opening sentence MDS

  47. pack13queens0 says: Dec 11, 2011 11:32 PM

    America’s Team is making America proud. Still Undefeated.

  48. gb4mn0 says: Dec 11, 2011 11:33 PM

    truthserum4u says:
    Dec 11, 2011 9:45 PM
    I’m a Viking fan and a Favre fan, but if it weren’t for the obnoxious Packer fans
    ——————————————–

    It couldn’t have been a better day for an obnoxious Packer fan like me. The Pack stays perfect and lavender Larry losers stay true to form and lose as losers are meant to do. 2-11 and the losers stay on track to achieve the well deserved historic mark of the losers suffering the lousiest season in their loser history. The losers have a losing history filled with failure and futility. What a bunch of losers!

    Plus their overrated 1st rd draft choice was benched after a pitiful day with 1 fumble for a TD & an 3 int with 1 being a pick 6. For someone we’ve been told is so bright, he sure plays like a dummy.

    I hope I’m not being obnoxious truthserum4u!

  49. vincentbojackson says: Dec 11, 2011 11:53 PM

    We’re not impressed Packers. You just beat the Raiders. This is the same organization that got robbed of two first-round picks by the lowly Bengals

  50. raidersfreak says: Dec 12, 2011 12:06 AM

    I was embarrassed at the Raiders product Hugh Jackson put on the field today.

    It wasn’t even the point about being a good team trying to beat another good team. The Raiders destroyed themselves while getting whooped by the best team in the league.

    Carson Palmer is a veteran QB and plays like a rookie not doing check downs in the red zone constantly throwing to a receiver who is a defender. he just throws it out there hoping for a lucky straw. Maybe he needs look at the good qbs and watch and learn that when you have no man open you break out of the pocket pull a receiver back to you or chuck it out of the end zone. Tom Brady will do that all the time. Then you live to fight another down. Carson throws over the pile assuming a receiver is in his lane. Can’t play that way from over the top.

    The Raiders don’t even deserve a play off berth even if they were to get in they can’t play 1 game fundamentally well. There done this year. maybe the can salvage a winnning record and I know hugh jackson can only work with what he has this year plus the injuries but he is going to have make some trades and grab some defenders in the free agency. The Raiders D has been pure crap all year and the only reason why they have made it look well sometimes is because they are playing hard as they can.
    One of the worse Oakland defenses I’ve seen in a long time and when they have a good D their offense suks,

    Now all the talk will be about the Broncos going against Aaron Rodgers and the Pack in the Superbowl LOL. Big Ben was asked how could the Steelers D contain Tim Tebow in the play offs. He grinned and said I trust my D and that’s all I will say.

    Funniest thing was when the raiders were down still like 30-0 and the kick returner ran out of bounds around the 30 yd line so the coach challenged it and hold up for this. The Refs come back and said the Instant Replay has malfunctioned and the ruling on the field stands ahahaha. It seemed to wor fine for the Aaron Rodgers forward pass that was initially ruled a fumble.

  51. flipadelphia says: Dec 12, 2011 12:15 AM

    gbfan says: Dec 11, 2011 10:00 PM

    Do you want them to line up and play themselves? Packers vs Packers? I guess maybe that would be some competition.

    —————————————————

    Could we? Then we could see which Packers the refs give all the good/non calls to. Their heads would probably explode from deciding who to throw the game for.

    I’ll give you this, you’ve got the new golden boy of the league. Rodgers and his WR’s get every call in the book.

    “Don’t have possession in the endzone? It’s ok you’re a packer, TD.”

    “Didn’t get that 3rd down conversion? Here’s a flag, you’re a packer, give ‘er another shot.”

    How many uncalled piggyback rides did Charles Woodson go on today? Probably not as many as last week. Would be nice if he was called for PI every once in awhile being that he is interfering in about 90% of plays nowadays.

  52. raidersfreak says: Dec 12, 2011 12:21 AM

    @nomoreseasontix says: Dec 11, 2011 8:04 PM

    Raider fan here… Man… What can you say about the Packers?
    My Raiders need to go back to the drawing board. Blow it up.
    Maybe with AD out of the picture they can attract legit coaches.
    They haven’t looked well prepared in any game this year. That’s on the coaches.
    Can’t cry about injuries, all teams have them. This years failures are on the coaching staff.

    Here is what I agree with you but it will be short. Hugh Jackson baby sitting his injured players when the season is on the line. Play calling that allows a consertive apprach and teams come back in the game.

    2nd the defense is the worse I have ever seen. They are slow, unconditioned, undisciplined and chuck B needs be fired for the 2nd time. The brunt of the penalties are from the D. How many times they get burned playing 3rd and longs. Almost everytime the do. It could be a 3rd and 50 and the other team will get a first down.
    I am prouf of this years accomplishments but so many disappointments at the same time. Darren McFadden what foot sprang give me a break. Running backs need to be tough and he his just collecting his pay check. I heard he was practicing the Media saw him. The coach will throw the season away while he isnt a 100% when Mcfadden is out there and you have Moore and ford the team is freking dangerous.

    Coach Jackson makes excuses when he says he there are none. He will open up to critic in the off season and admit his mistakes and use his first year head coach excuse.

  53. JackLeone says: Dec 12, 2011 12:36 AM

    I think it’s like Dungy said, they’ll probably sit starters. After Jennings went down today, they can’t take that chance. I know they were banged up last season but they’re fairly healthy. It would suck if 85 is gone for the season. Is it really worth it? Plus we know what happened to the last team that finished the season undefeated

  54. thumper59 says: Dec 12, 2011 12:53 AM

    Palmer making millions of dollars make way too many mental errors,,,, my eigth grade quarterback is more wise than him,, he was responsible for 21 of the points the packers were given..

  55. slatetundra07 says: Dec 12, 2011 1:22 AM

    A great record means absolutely NOTHING if you don’t win the Super Bowl. Go ask the 2007 Patriots.

  56. truthserum4u says: Dec 12, 2011 2:47 AM

    @ gb4mn0

    No, being unintelligent isn’t obnoxious.

  57. packerbacker12 says: Dec 12, 2011 3:17 AM

    “Referees made some serious BAD CALLS in this game against Oakland. Then again, they also have some ownership in the Packers so it’s in their best interest to make sure they win.”

    Here we go again….another unintelligent clown complaining about the refs. Make something useful in your life and shut the hell up.

  58. ern215 says: Dec 12, 2011 7:02 AM

    I used to think that sf had the most arrogant fans but after reading this, I see that green bay has them beat by far!!!

  59. gmen1987 says: Dec 12, 2011 8:59 AM

    Hey Raidah fans, how is that great Carson Palmer trade going so far?

  60. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 12, 2011 9:09 AM

    In hindsight, the Carson trade was a horrible trade. Please get rid of this guy before next season. Hue Jackson was wreckless when he paid the high price that he did and for that he should pay the price as well. Mike Brown is laughing at the Raiders and that is embarrassing.

  61. sullijo1 says: Dec 12, 2011 11:42 AM

    Hey Hue….you still in first place? Just wondering…you haven’t said anything.

  62. blametherefsagain says: Dec 12, 2011 11:54 AM

    Dang, all you Raiders fans ever do is blame someone else, heck ANYTHING else other than your own team. “The refs! Whaaaaaaa! The injuries. Whaaaaaaa! But…but…but…only if we had DMC!!!! Whaaaaaaaaa!!!” Grow ballsacks and man up. FACTS: EVERY team has injuries. Not just the Raiders. EVERY game has a questionable call against every team. DEAL WITH IT. How about your Head Coaches stop annointing you guys AFC West champs at the beginning of every season and instead focus on actually WINNING a game? It’s funny, busters like HoeToronto suddenly disappear after talking out the side of their necks the previous week. Mark busters.

  63. blametherefsagain says: Dec 12, 2011 11:57 AM

    huejackson says:
    Dec 9, 2011 8:47 PM
    The Raiders WILL go into Green Bay with 95% of their offense out due to injury and BEAT the Packers and then not lose another game….Including the SUPERBOWL
    Its on now..Its Time Its Time
    Its Raider Time!
    The Nation needs to come together, WE ARE 1. WE ARE A NATION. WE ARE THE RAIDER NATION!!!

    __________________________________

    Yea? How’d that work out for ya?

  64. radrntn says: Dec 12, 2011 12:39 PM

    well lets get real here for a minute. There are not to many teams if any that can still compete when you lose your starting Qb, starting RB, starting WR’s, starting DE, and starting DB, (although Chris Johnson did play last sunday at miami)

    To be in the position that the raiders are in with that much adversity details the character and fabric of this team. In my humble opinion it’s a three game season that starts with the Lions. More or less the playoffs start now. Lose and you go home on the couch, win and you keep playing.

    With that said one can only hope raiders get guys like DMC. Moore, Ford , DVD, and even Jason Campbell back just for added depth.

    But if i have any take aways from yesterday’s game is Matt Giordano is way to slow to play free safety. Plus Rolondo needs to learn to put his hands up when in the QB face. He is so long with a large wingspan he could bat half the passes down if his arms were up, instead of keeping them at waist level.

    GO RAIDERS!

  65. tshirttom says: Dec 12, 2011 12:58 PM

    Lions will beat the Raiders next week and put them out of their misery.
    Where are all the media that said Palmer would save the Raiders season and take them to the Super Bowl?
    Carlson Palmer sucks and you’ll miss those draft picks!

  66. platinumraider32 says: Dec 12, 2011 11:33 PM

    Well, it’s time for me to take the gloves off and vent. I’m hoping it will make me feel better, but I’m sure it won’t, but here goes!!!!

    Hue Jackson is looking every bit a “rookie” coach. His marketing pitch has already reached it’s apex and now it’s time for production which isn’t there. Yeah, we have injuries and the majority of them have been at the skill positions but that’s football, plain and simple. Carson Palmer I don’t blame, because he just got thrown into this thing in mid stream and that’s a tough road. With an offense in a constant state of flux, he can only do so much. Their is no continuity, so he’s at a huge disadvantage. The one thing I don’t like is that Hue doesn’t hold players accountable.

    The fact we gave up the picks we did to get Palmer is immaterial to me. The Raiders have been absolutely horrible with high picks with the exception of 2: One is in Green Bay now playing the best I’ve seen him play and the other is a rookie, so we wouldn’t do much with a #1 or #2 anyway! Trade McFadden. As dynamic as he is and as versatile as he is, he has failed every year to last a full season and that doesn’t work in the game of football. If anyone has any idea what Chucky B is doing please tell me and for the love of God, tell the defense, because they don’t seem to know either.

    This team lacks basic fundamentals. Stanford was paid all that money based on the strength that he would hone his skills. 7 years later… nothing different. McClain???? Does the opposite of what a middle linebacker is supposed to do. He either over commits and takes himself out of the play or he waits for the play to come to him and by then the damage is done. His tackles are meaningless. And he’s been on this “I’m not talking to the media” thing for two years now. Dude, you haven’t even earned your stripes and you are calling shots?? Really??? Hue?? Stop taking the blame for every dayum thing. I haven’t see you take a snap, block, catch a pass, run the ball, cover a receiver or play on special teams. Enough already.

    Unload Seymour, he’s duck soup. He’s not the leader we are being led to believe. Playing in New England he wasn’t required to be a leader because of the strength of the team, which allowed him to focus. Too much responsibility has been heaped on him to be the divining rod for the defense and it has never materialized. Get some players who have a fire in their belly. I’m so tired of watching a team that takes melting down as a right of passage. This team is passive and the whole “building a bully” got the leagues attention, but the only one’s not living up to it are the one’s who coined the phrase. If we are building a bully, then the Packers are “psychopaths” along with a handful of other teams.

    I’ve been a Raider fan since 66′ and what’s really sad is that when Green Bay scored first, I knew the game was over right then and their, though I watched til the end. I just wanted a glimmer of hope that the team would fight, scratch and claw. Instead, we got the same ole thing, a comedy of errors, boneheaded plays and player apathy.

    In conclusion, this team won’t and shouldn’t make the playoffs, it would be fools gold. This is when teams that are serious play their hearts out and we are moving backwards at warp speed. What it took Buffalo 6 weeks to accomplish, we’ve done in 2!

    I don’t feel any better, but at least I got that off my chest.

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