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First off there was not a whole lot of reason to watch the Oakland Hairbraiders play against the New York Giants. The Raiders are pitiful. The Raiders are 1 – 3 and have scored 42 points in 4 games. Wow, you don’t win a lot of games in the NFL barely averaging above 10 points a game. Meanwhile, the Giants are unbeaten and have put up 107 points, which is almost 27 points a game.
Think was going to be a lopsided game?
The Giants tried to even it out a little by announcing that Eli Manning may not play. So how is Eli doing?
Eli Manning didn’t practice but Tom Coughlin said the quarterback’s plantar fascia is getting better.
“Better,” Coughlin described Manning’s foot. “A little bit better each time he comes in. He spends about 24 hours working on it. It is good to see the progress even if it is small.”
The Raiders would have none of it and immediately announced that their most exciting player, Darren McFadden was injured and would not play.
The 2008 No. 4 overall pick and potentially the most dynamic player on the Raiders’ feeble offense was injured in the second quarter of Sunday’s 29-6 loss at Houston. On a sweep left, Glover Quin upended McFadden in the backfield, ending his career-worst game with six carries for minus-3 yards.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/05/SP7L1A1E34.DTL#ixzz0TOSOt3MJ
The Oakland Raiders decided to compound their fate by next playing the Eagles, Jets, and Chargers. Maybe when that is over they will still only have 42 points. Ok, just kidding, but it won’t be easy against teams with great defenses.
Meanwhile in Giant land it is going to get a lot tougher with the Saints, Cards, Eagles, and Chargers. They need to get a healthy Eli Manning back for those games.
Plaxico Burress replacements, Steve Smith with 4 touchdowns and Mario Manningham with 2 touchdowns have been on the receiving end of Eli’s early season success. If Eli can’t go, look for David Carr, the ex-Houston QB to get the start.
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