Not quite the thriller of 12 months ago, as in the 35-34 shootout @ New Orleans! However, I believe that this composed and measured 26-12 win @ Tennessee shows the Raiders are heading in the right direction, despite many fans’ (including my own) reservations over the lack of defensive improvement in free agency…
Week 1 2017
So its here, its really here! (Excited screams all round)
The 2017 NFL season has arrived and I am so excited. Goodbye Summer with your long, hot, mild, warm (ish) Sunday evenings and hello Winter with your lovely dark nights and, more importantly, nights in with the NFL. It’s such a good feeling and the hours leading up to the Seattle Seahawks opener at Lambeau Field were akin to how my 4-year-old Daughter must feel going to bed on Christmas eve.
Monday Night Football @ The Vikings
Coming into this game all the talk was on Adrian Peterson returning to Minnesota after his fantastic ten year spell with the Vikings. He really was the face of the franchise for many years. The Saints started with the ball and fed it straight to AP for a nine-yard gain, a good start for the former Viking but that would be as good as it would get. He only managed 18 yards off six attempts with Coach Payton preferring Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Leaving Peterson a very frustrated figure on the side-line…
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Each fan is different in regards to their outlook on the pre-season. From a personal point of view I enjoy it to watch some of the later round draft picks and undrafted free agents, as they compete to make the roster and to see if we can uncover a diamond or two to improve the team. Outside of this as long as the first team get to play a few drives and they come out of the game without injuries it is job done. Having said that it was hard to ignore the Vikings starting players’ poor performance in the pre-season games – out of the 4 games played they finished the pre-season with a 2-2 record but with more questions than answers posed by the starters, on both sides of the ball too…
New start for Chargers but same old failings
After a pre-season full of optimism, the Los Angeles Chargers got their season off to an underwhelming start on Monday night as they went down to a 24-21 defeat in Denver.
Having swapped San Diego for the City of Angels at the start of the year, the trip to Mile High Stadium was the beginning of a new dawn for the franchise. However, it was the same old failings which cost Anthony Lynn’s men, as a missed field goal with seconds left on the clock proved their undoing. The scoreline doesn’t tell the tale of a game in which the Chargers struggled for three quarters before a fourth quarter rally put them within touching distance.
Here are four things we learned (or had forgotten and were reminded of) on Monday…
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