Denver Broncos Head To Oakland To Play Ice Cold Raiders

December 4, 2012 9:00 AM

Denver Broncos Head To Oakland To Play Ice Cold Raiders
By Rich Kurtzman

" The Raiders are repulsive this season, especially on this current streak, where they’ve lost by a combined 93 points, or an average of 18.6. And that includes a three-point loss to the woeful Browns in Cleveland Sunday.

(Credit, Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Not surprisingly, that losing skid all began in the same contest that star running back Darren McFadden was injured, as the men in black and silver fell into a black hole starting way back in Week Nine. They’ve yet to emerge. When McFadden was healthy, he was carrying the load of Oakland’s offense, doing more for his particular team than any other single player. He was running, receiving and scoring touchdowns and the Raiders were still in the hunt to make the playoffs, now they’ve regressed to their laughing stock of the league role.

In McFadden’s stead, Mercel Reece has stepped into the starting running back role and done OK. At 255 pounds, Reece is a big boy to try and tackle, and he loves creating contact to roll over defenders "

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