Found October 19, 2012 on Fox Sports:
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer Mike Goodson is making the most of his limited opportunities as Darren McFadden's backup in Oakland. Goodson has shown a propensity for big plays off the bench so far this season for the Raiders and has filled a void at backup running back. Despite only 18 touches on offense, Goodson has gained more than 200 yards, scored one touchdown and provided a big spark for a team desperate to find one. With limited chances to shine, Goodson says he feels like he has to make something happen almost every time he gets the ball. He has done a good job of that so far this season. --- Online: and

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