OAKLAND, Calif. -- A look at an emotional day for the Oakland Raiders.
What it means: It wasn’t pretty -- and the team lost quarterback Jason Campbell -- but the Raiders Just Won, Baby, 24-17 against the Cleveland Browns in their first home game since owner Al Davis died Oct. 8 at age 82. There were several tributes to Davis on Sunday, and the greatest one was presented by the team as it improved its record to 4-2. The Raiders are now a half-game behind San Diego, 4-1, in the AFC West race. The Chargers had their bye Sunday.
Tomorrow’s talker: It’s all about Campbell’s injury. He left the game in the second quarter and went straight to the locker room. The Raiders have said only that his collarbone is being evaluated, but there are reports that he broke it and is out for the rest of the season. He was replaced by Kyle Boller. Rookie Terrelle Pryor will be activated from the roster exemption list Monday after his NFL suspension ended last week. He likely will back up Boller for now if Campbell is out.
How about Hue: First-year Oakland coach Hue Jackson is becoming quite the trickster. He has had called several trick plays this season. The Raiders sealed Sunday’s win when Shane Lechler threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kevin Boss on a fake field goal late in the third quarter. The Raiders are fast becoming one of the NFL’s most entertaining teams.
Heyward-Bey impresses again: Third-year receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey had his third straight nice game, catching six passes for 82 yards. The No. 7 overall pick in 2009 is really making strides.
What’s next: The Raiders will host Kansas City next Sunday. They'll then have their bye week and return home to host Denver. The Raiders are in line to go 6-2 if they can stabilize their quarterback situation.