Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson
OAKLAND -- CBS broadcaster Rich Gannon did not talk to the media prior to the game. The Raiders banned Gannon from their building last week for a production meeting because he has been critical of the team. The Raiders finally relented.
Ryan Clady has not allowed a full sack in his entire NFL career.
Oakland cut running back Louis Rankin before the game.
There are several thousand empty seats. This is the first time a Denver game has been blacked out in Oakland since 2003.
Second-round pick Mike Mitchell is playing for Oakland at safety.
Denver rookie Knowshon Moreno is running the ball well.
Denver seems to be much improved on special teams. That was a big issue the past several seasons for Denver.
JaMarcus Russell’s numbers aren’t bad. He has completed 9 of 13 passes for 60 yards. But he is not being effective.
Oakalnd running back Darren McFadden needs to be more consistent. We just haven't seen the type of game he is capable of in more than a year. He has seven carries for 21 yards.