Found October 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
To borrow from cliche, what didn't kill the Oakland Raiders' secondary has apparently made the unit stronger. The Raiders lost both of their starting cornerbacks, Ron Bartell (broken scapula) and Shawntae Spencer (foot sprain) in the first two weeks, and neither looks to be returning within the next couple of weeks. Taking it on the chin through the first four games of the season against the San Diego Chargers' Philip Rivers, the Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill and then especially the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger and the Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning, things couldn't have looked more dire for Oakland is it prepared to face the Atlanta Falcons' red-hot Matt Ryan. Yes, Ryan guided the Falcons to a 23-20 win Sunday with the 19th fourth-quarter comeback of his career. However, with the help of a more consistent pass rush and employing a tenacious nickel defense much of the game, the Raiders intercepted Ryan three times in the first half...
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