Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Leftover notes from Oakland, where Denver beat the Raiders 23-3.
Richard Seymour’s hair tug of Denver tackle Ryan Clady was a postgame subject in both locker rooms. Seymour was penalized 15 yards for the incident and it nearly started a big brawl.
Clady had no comment after the game. Some of his Denver teammates were upset by Seymour’s antics. One Denver player said Seymour has long had a reputation for being “a dirty player” and was dirty throughout Sunday’s game.
Seymour refused to discuss the incident. Seymour, who was fantastic in his first game after being traded from New England, has been quiet in the past two games.
Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell had a passer's rating of 22.6 Sunday.
Oakland running back Darren McFadden fumbled three times. Denver recovered one of the fumbles. McFadden had a reputation in college for fumbling.
Oakland top pick Darrius Heyward-Bey has just one catch and has been essentially invisible thus far.
Denver linebacker Elvis Dumervil followed up his four-sack performance against Cleveland with two more against Oakland.
The crowd of 45,602 was Oakland’s smallest crowd in 26 home games. After the Raiders’ anemic performance against the Broncos, the small crowds could continue.
Oakland’s run defense continued to be porous. Denver had 215 yards on the ground.
Oakland also struggled against the pass and had no sacks or quarterback hurries.