by Adam Gretz
Entering this season, the biggest positive with the Oakland Raiders was a strong running game that was, presumably, going to be bolstered by the addition of No. 4 overall pick Darren McFadden. Thus far, thanks to injuries to McFadden and veteran Justin Fargas, the team's ground attack has taken a small step back from a year ago.
Entering today's game against Denver, the Raiders had not scored a rushing touchdown since their Week 2 win against Kansas City, and had only scored three touchdowns on the ground all season, good enough for last place in the NFL. Even worse, Oakland hadn't scored an offensive touchdown of any kind in 13 quarters, a streak that ultimately extended to 15 quarters today in Denver.
Fortunately for the Silver and Black, both dubious streaks came to an end in the third quarter, as McFadden ran around the left end of the line, scoring from three yards out to give the Raiders a 17-10 lead. In what is an offensive explosion of sorts, the Raiders added another offensive score as JaMarcus Russell connected with Ashley Lelie on a four-yard touchdown.
Raiders Get First Offensive Touchdown In 15 Quarters, First Rushing Score Since Week 2 originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Sun, 23 Nov 2008 19:15:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.