Raiders-Chargers: Oakland Looked Very Impressive in Losing Effort

Posted: 15th September 2009 by Bret Armstrong in NFL
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Whether you love them or hate them, you can't tell me that they didn't play with heart. In the famous words of Vince Lombardi, "We didn't lose, we just ran out of time." The San Diego Chargers 12th straight victory did not come as easily as they might have suspected it would. The Oakland Raiders offense moved the ball very effectively, and the defense played stingy, making the San Diego offense work for every yard. Some people called this Oakland's "Super Bowl," and despite losing, I think they made a big statement by setting the pace and tone of the game from the beginning to the end. The energy was there; the Raiders played with heart. It was an emotional game and a heart-wrenching loss. Tom Cable said in the postgame press conference, "(the players were) Very hurt, very disappointed, an ...

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