Oakland Raiders: Same Old Problems Haunt Raiders in Season Finale

Posted: 3rd January 2010 by David Wilson in NFL
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The Oakland Raiders lost their final game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens today, and although they were competitive in the game, it was the same old problems that caused them to lose. In many ways, this game summed up their season. Firstly, the run defense was awful, allowing Baltimore 240 rushing yards and three touchdowns.á Oakland has been weak against the run ever since their Super Bowl appearance, especially between the tackles.ááThe Raidersásimply have to get better in this area, as theiráfailure here goes a long way to losingáthem games. Second, the offensive line was poor again.á The poster boy for an ugly unit is right tackle Cornell Green, who had his mandatory two false start penalties.á This unit has to have some new blood in the offseason.á Green has to go, ...

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