Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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Hero of the Game:After being virtually non-existent in the Oakland Raiders' running attack, Darren McFadden finally wakes up in a home upset of the Steelers.The first two games of the season, McFadden has ran the ball 26 times for 54 yards.The play of Carson Palmer had been struggling from this as well, with just two touchdowns in the air, and an overall record of 0-2. Sunday, it all came together. McFadden ran the ball 18 times for 113 yards and a touchdown. This included a 64-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to set the offensive tone.The ability to run the ball opened up the passing attack of the Raiders. Palmer was then able to connect on 24 of 34 attempts for 209 yards and three touchdowns. The difference-maker and game ball, from my standpoint, goes to Mr. McFadden.Zero of the Game:Isaac Redman gets the LVP award (least valuable player). For years, the Steelers have been known as a team to produce a strong rushing attack to open up their passing game. With the absence of...
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