The compliments were coming faster and harder than Darren McFadden on a sweep.
"He just crushed us," Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said after McFadden ran for 171 yards on 19 carries and scored
two touchdowns in the win over the Jets.
"He's the best back in football, bar none," coach
Hue Jackson said.
Through three games, McFadden has 393 yards
rushing and is averaging 6.4 yards per carry.
Besides a 70-yard run on a basic running play,
McFadden bolted 27 yards to the 23-yard line on a play where he took a
handoff and was supposed to throw the ball back to Campbell downfield.
"I wanted to throw the ball, but Jason being a
quarterback, he was kind of covered," McFadden said. "So I felt I t was
in my best interest to go ahead and run it."
Seymour Sees Teaching Lesson In Jets Game
--Defensive tackle Richard Seymour felt the Jets' matchup
was a good one for the Raiders given their penchant for coming straight
at the opponent.
"We thought we matched up well with 'em," Seymour
said. "We knew that all week long. They're a physical football team and
I felt like that played right into our hands because we're pretty
physical up front on the offensive and defensive lines."
Seymour contributed a sack along with Tommy Kelly
in which he got up with his arms crossed, the significance of which he
explained after the game.
"When I throw up the 'X,' that means it's time to
put the kids to bed," Seymour said. "It's X-rated out there. That means
if you're 13 and under, don't watch this."
Focused On Success
--The Raiders are taking Jackson's goal of being a
playoff team seriously. More than one player referenced division
standings just three games into the season.
"We're 2-1, should be 3-0 and at the very least
are tied at the top of the division standings and we've got to stay
there," cornerback Stanford Routt said.
Safety Matt Giordano extrapolated Oakland's
ability to withstand injuries in the secondary and prevail as something
that will pay off in December and January.
"It's going to be great for us, especially when we
make this postseason run," Giordano said. "Injuries are going to
happen, and if they can get these reps now especially in a great game
like this, hopefully, later in the season or in the playoffs, they can
"They won't come in big-eyed. They'll be ready to
go and they'll feel comfortable and ready to do their job."
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