DETROIT – The Raiders have developed a habit of letting great skill players be great. Take the last two weeks for example.
ALAMEDA – Defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. is starting to show signs of real promise, validating why the Raiders selected him in the second round of this year’s draft.
ALAMEDA – Raiders center Rodney Hudson played 40 straight games before a sprained ankle snapped the streak against the Minnesota Vikings.
ALAMEDA – Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.’s press conference was, oh, six seconds old, before a question he didn’t want but couldn’t avoid came from the crowd.
ALAMEDA –- The Raiders scored two touchdowns in 242 seconds. They eliminated a double-digit deficit and took a 14-13 advantage over the Minnesota Vikings just before halftime.