Monday, October 6, 2014

Oakland Raiders Narrowly Avoid Loss In Bye Week

OAKLAND—(TYDN) Oakland Raiders fans and the team exulted after the NFL franchise narrowly escaped a loss on Sunday during the team's bye week, TheYellowDailyNews has learned.

New head coach, Tony Sparano, told reporters that the Raiders barely escaped another loss despite the team not playing Sunday.

An empty Oakland Coliseum played host to a near bye-week Raiders loss Sunday. Photo: Mitsy Mcgoo/TYDN
"This goes to show the Raider Nation is back in black with pride," Sparano said at a news conference here. "We almost fumbled it away, but we stayed the course."

Meanwhile, police arrested as many as 100 revelers downtown here celebrating the Raiders lack of a loss. It was the worst rioting connected to a near bye-week loss following last year's near bye-week collapse.

The 0-4 Raiders play host Sunday to the 4-1 San Diego Chargers. Caesar's Palace opened Monday morning with a betting line of San Diego giving 49 points.

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