Originally written on NBC Bay Area  |  Last updated 11/21/11
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The Raiders’ split personality this season is starting to worry Hue Jackson. Almost every game, it seems, the Raiders start out as the swashbuckling, take-no-prisoners version of their team logo, scoring points in bunches and building leads. Then, out comes the kinder, gentler, silver-and-black-clad maitre d' who ushers opponents to the end zone and back into the game. Sunday, in winning their second straight game, the Raiders scored 27 consecutive points early, then let the Vikings score two TDs in the fourth quarter to put the game in doubt. Earlier this season, they let leads slip away against Buffalo and Denver. In San Diego Nov. 10, the Raiders built a 10-point halftime lead but couldn’t build on it. And, notes Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group, the Raiders haven’t scored in the fourth quarter for five consecutive games. Though Oakland, at 6-4, is atop the AFC West and will host the Chicago Bears Sunday – probably without quarterback Jay Cutler, who apparently suffered a ...
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