The Raiders are off the schneid — finally.
It happened in an absolute dogfight of a game on Sunday, with the Raiders coming back from multiple deficits in a gritty win, that nearly ended in a tie. Oakland, however did a great job of managing the clock in overtime, picking up chunks of yards each play to find themselves in manageable down-and-distance situations. And it came down to a 38-yard field goal, which essentially was their final chance to win the game.
Still, it wasn’t a surefire kick, as it came down to new kicker Matthew McCrane, who the Raiders signed just five days ago. No problem, though, as he drained it, giving his team a dramatic 45-42 win.
Here was head coach Gruden’s reaction to getting his first win in his return to Oakland. He looks like he just graduated from Madden school.
There was also this in the locker room after the game.