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Raiders-Seahawks Monday Night Football Matchup


The defending NFC Champion Seahawks must defend their house field if they wish to recover from back-to-back losses. I never thought there would be anytime in 2010 that I'd say the Raiders are coming off back-to-back wins.

But after a 0-3 start, Oakland has rooked two down-on-their-luck teams the past a couple of weeks with to have the ability to make the Seahawks the next such victim football odds for today.

Oakland doesn't have history on its side, however. The Raiders haven't won three in a row since 2002-the year they won the AFC West and made a Super Bowl appearance. Seattle hasn't lost three in a row since 2004 and it has won eight straight against Oakland.

The Raiders, however, ended an 11-game losing streak to Arizona back on October 22nd and they achieved it with defense. The Raiders offense could be the worst in the league not scoring an offensive touchdown in four of seven games. There is without doubt in my own mind that the Ohio State Buckeyes could move the ball as well or even better.

Aaron Brooks was brought in to function as savior of the offense (God, I hope that wasn't what these were thinking), but his early season injury has Andrew Walter, the second-year pro from Arizona State, under center. The kid obviously is lacking about five seasons of experience. I don't ever see this guy's level of skill exceeding that of a mediocre back up.

Thankfully for the Raiders, they aren't facing the same team that reached the Super Bowl last season tonight. Last year's NFL leading rusher, Shaun Alexander, likely won't play again tonight. The Seahawks are only 1-3 without Alexander in the lineup this season.

O yeah, Matt Hasselbeck is also anticipated to miss two more weeks.

The odds be seemingly stacked in Oakland's favor, however they must win tonight on the highway, where they have lost by double digits in every three contests this season.

Can the Raiders keep surging with big defensive plays against a depleted Seattle offense or will the Seahawks bounce back strong in the house after consecutive defeats? I have discovered the winning angle and will deliver the products on the big Monday Night football stage tonight. If you're looking to place the hurt in your man one last amount of time in the NFL this week, you'll make it look easy with Jimmy Boyd's Monday Night Football Major.

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