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A 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers has put a huge sense of hopelessness around the Oakland Raiders. It didn’t even feel this hopeless when they lost 52-0 to the Los Angeles Rams in a season they started 0-10 before finishing 3-13 in 2014. At least then there were big hopes in the futures 1st-round pick Khalil Mack and 2nd-round pick Derek Carr. The last time there was such a sense of hopelessness in Raider Nation was 2006 Kelechi Osemele Jersey , when the Raiders went 2-14. The 2018 team actually has a few similarities to the 2006 team but in many ways it actually looks worse. Deceased owner Al Davis re-hired head coach Art Shell in 2006 after wrongfully firing him following a 9-7 season in 1994. From 1989-1994, Shell went 54-38, to the playoffs three out of his six years and finished under .500 (7-9) only once. But you can’t have the past back so re-hiring Shell 12 years later didn’t work. Shell brought back offensive coordinator Tom Walsh, who had been running a bed and breakfast the previous six years. Then the Raiders offense set all-time franchise records for futility, leading to a 2-14 season and Shell getting fired.The 2018 team re-hired head coach Jon Gruden after wrongfully trading him following a 10-6 playoff season in 2001. Gruden went 48-26 and to the playoffs in two of his four years as Raiders head coach from 1998-2001. And so far in his first year back in the Raiders’ director’s chair, he’s been ineffective just like Shell at 1-7 midway through the year. The offense hasn’t been good but it’s the defense that’s hitting the all-time lows the 2006 offense hit.This year’s Raiders look worse because they’re bad on both sides of the ball, ranked No. 26 in defense and No. 20 on offense. In 2006 Raiders fans could at least look forward to seeing the defense until they got tired from the offense leaving them all the field all day. They were ranked No. 3 overall and No. 1 against the pass. It doesn’t feel good to say this but this year’s team isn’t as competitive as it was in 2006. The Raiders’ 31-point loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 9 was the most lopsided of Gruden’s career. In that game, they allowed the 49ers to score 34 straight points. That’s the most they’ve allowed in a row since that infamous 52-0 blowout to the Rams. That loss was also the fourth straight by 14-plus points for the first time in franchise history. The longest single-season streak in the NFL since the merger is six games. The Raiders have been outscored 55-3 over their last five quarters so things are getting worse, not better.Another difference between 2018 and 2006 is the teams that are blowing them out. In their first two games in 2006, the Raiders lost 27-0 to the Los Angeles Chargers (14-2) and 28-6 to the Baltimore Ravens (13-3). The 10-6 New York Jets got them 23-3 while the Rams (8-8) had the worst record of any team to blow them out (20-0). This year, the Raiders are getting blown out by a bunch of fleas. The Seattle Seahawks were 2-3 before blowing the Raiders out 27-3. The 49ers were 1-7 before blowing them out. Getting blown out by a 2006 Chargers team that went 14-2 is one thing. Getting blown out by a 1-7 49ers team with a third-string QB is unacceptable.Whatever Gruden’s plan is for rebuilding the Raiders better be good. Owner Mark Davis can’t just fire him after one year the way his father fired Shell. The Las Vegas Golden Knights made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in their first year so the Raiders better improve quick. Like Los Angeles, there are plenty of things to do in Las Vegas so the 65,000-seat stadium won’t be full during Gruden’s tenure if he doesn’t get it right soon. There's nothing wrong with LeSean McCoy and Buffalo Bills' rushing attack Cheap Reggie Nelson Jersey , once they elect to stick with it.A week spent emphasizing how they weren't going to abandon the run paid off in a 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. McCoy and backup Chris Ivory played key roles in setting up Stephen Hauschka's 46-yard field goal as time expired.McCoy finished with 85 yards rushing, matching his combined total from his first three games, on a season-best 24 carries. And Ivory had 43 yards rushing, with 22 of them coming on Buffalo's 11-play, 47-yard final drive."Not by accident," coach Sean McDermott said, when asked of McCoy's 26 touches, including two catches for 23 yards. "It starts up front and then both backs played extremely well."Just like they drew it up, said McCoy."They told me they were going to get me the ball this game, that was the main focus," McCoy said. "Today we stuck with it."A week after managing 58 yards rushing in a 22-0 loss at Green Bay, the Bills racked up a season-best 141 yards against the Titans, including rookie quarterback Josh Allen's 14-yard touchdown run to open the scoring.The defense also played a key role in helping Buffalo improve to 2-3. The Bills forced three takeaways , allowed just 221 yards offense and limited the Titans to Ryan Succop hitting four field goals.Tennessee dropped to 3-2 and took a step back a week after a 26-23 overtime win over the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles."We talked about it all week, about not coming here and laying an egg," Titans safety Kevin Byard said. "But we did, and we lost, and we've got to get better."Rather than enjoy their best start in 10 years, the Titans blew a chance to take over sole possession of first place in the AFC South standings after Jacksonville (3-2) lost at Kansas City.Marcus Mariota finished 14 of 26 for 129 yards and an interception.Running back Dion Lewis and receiver Taywan Taylor lost fumbles.Other observations from the Bills' win over the Titans:THROUGH HIS HANDSThe Titans' best chance of finding the end zone slipped through their fingers early in the fourth quarter.Facing third-and-4 at Buffalo's 23, Mariota avoided the pass rush and scrambled to his left, where he lobbed to receiver Nick Williams, who was wide open in the end zone. Williams had the pass drop through his hands while attempting to make an over-the-shoulder catch.HELP FOR ALLENAllen finished 10 of 19 for 82 yards and an interception, while also learning he might be getting some veteran help. McDermott confirmed he and GM Brandon Beane have considered signing 12-year veteran quarterback Derek Anderson, but stressed "nothing is final at this point."McDermott and Beane were formerly with Carolina, where they both became familiar with Anderson, who spent the previous seven seasons with the Panthers. Buffalo is down to Allen and second-year player Nathan Peterman at quarterback after trading A.J. McCarron to Oakland on Sept. 1."I'm not going to turn any help away ," said Allen, who improved to 2-2 in four starts.AILING LEWANTennessee's Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan aggravated a right foot injury in the second quarter and did not return.Lewan said he first experienced pain in his foot during last season's opener. The soreness returned following last week's win over the Eagles. He said he felt "something pop" on Sunday. Lewan said initial tests show no signs of a break, and he doesn't believe it's a long-term injury.JUST FOR KICKSFor the second time in three games, Succop accounted for all of the Titans' scoring. But this time it wasn't enough.Succop made three field goals in a 9-6 win over the Jaguars two weeks ago. Against Buffalo, he converted all four attempts, including a 54-yarder to match a career best. He's now hit 13 of 14 attempts this season.TAKEAWAYSBills rookie linebacker Tremaine Edmunds forced Taylor's fumble, which led to the Bills opening-drive touchdown. Defensive end Shaq Lawson forced Lewis' fumble, which led to Hauschka hitting a 40-yard field goal to put Buffalo up 10-6.Rookie cornerback Taron Johnson jumped in front of a pass intended for Williams for his first career interception. The Bills, however, failed to come away with points after holder/punter Corey Bojorquez botched a field-goal attempt late in the second quarter.

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