Raiders Take Good And Bad From First Win

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - For all the encouraging signs the Oakland Raiders found in a season-opening loss, there were almost as many discouraging ones in a Week 2 win.

From JaMarcus Russell's horrific inaccuracy to allowing 409 yards of total offense to a broken left leg that will sideline left guard Robert Gallery for at least a month, there wasn't a lot to celebrate following the 13-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Coach Tom Cable said Monday that it was good to get the win but his team still has "a lot of work to do" to become a contender in the NFL.

Russell finished 7 for 24 for 109 yards, becoming just the second quarterback in the past 14 seasons to throw at least 20 passes and win a game despite completing less than 30 percent of his throws.


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