Found October 01, 2012 on Football Nation:
Raiders fans found themselves in an all too familiar place after Sunday's shellacking delivered courtesy of a rejuvenated Peyton Manning and the rest of Denver's dominating crew. After more than 10 years of losing (or at best .500) seasons, silver and black die-hards should certainly be used to a sputtering offense and a defense with more holes than Swiss cheese.  Still, following a hard fought win over a tough Pittsburgh Steelers team last week, they no doubt expected better.Raiders followers should remember a few things before they dismiss Oakland completely as a lost cause this season.- The Raiders had lost two of their best receivers before Sunday's game.  Darrius Heyward-Bey, out with a neck injury and Jacoby Ford, done for the season after foot surgery. Heyward-Bey will have had three weeks with next week's bye to recuperate.  In addition, number three receiver Denarius Moore has stepped up his game and is proving to be a reliable target with 12 receptions for ...
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