Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dearth of Posts

Pretty weak to see no posts surrounding a stirring victory over the Chargers - a game I attended - followed by no posts leading up to the Battle of the Bay.

But is a lame post like this really any better? Am I just talking to myself because I'm too antisocial to post something to Facebook right now?

Anyway, last week was right up there with as much fun as I've ever had at a sporting event. Sheer joy. Hugging complete strangers. A follow-up victory over the local rivals would be too much to ask for, right?

Right, according to loyal reader Dave, who looked up the Raiders' performance after each victory during last season.

After beating KC: Lost 23-3 to Denver.
After beating Philly: Lost 38-0 to the Jets.
After beating Cincy: Lost 24-7 to Dallas.
After beating Pittsburgh: Lost 34-13 to Washington.
After beating Denver: Lost 23-9 to Cleveland. Cleveland.

That's a total of 142 - 32, or 28.4 - 6.4 per game.

Ouch. If you are looking for signs of hope, at least after the St. Louis win the Raiders lost by a mere 1 point to Arizona the next week.

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