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Sunday, November 16, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Dolphins 17, Raiders 15

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

If the Oakland Raiders' offense can find a way to score points, perhaps the team can find a way to win a game.

The Raiders (2-8) lost their fourth straight game Sunday. There is a common theme in three of the losses -- the Oakland offense failed to reach the end zone.

The last time Oakland's offense scored a touchdown was Oct. 26 at Baltimore in a 29-10 loss. The Raiders were shutout against Atlanta two weeks ago and they scored on two field goals last week. Sunday at Miami, Oakland got creative scoring but the offense didn't help.

Oakland scored on two field goals, a safety and a punt return. In the NFL, teams can't win if the offense can't score. It's getting ridiculous in Oakland. In interim coach Tom Cable's six games, the Raiders have scored 50 points.

In four games under fired coach Lane Kiffin, the Raiders scored 78 points. This team is not going to start winning games until its offense can start scoring points. It's as simple as that.