Rapid Reaction: Raiders 27, Texans 16
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
It means little in the grand scheme. But the Oakland Raiders ended their 2008 home schedule with a smile.
And those have been rare in Oakland the past six years. The Raiders handled a Houston team that entered the game with a four-game winning streak.
The Raiders controlled the game. They are now 4-11 heading into their season finale at Tampa Bay.
Encouraging for next season was the play of young receivers Johnnie Lee Higgins and Chaz Schilens. Higgins had a touchdown catch and a punt return for a score and Schilens had a touchdown catch. The game was one of quarterback JaMarcus Russell's best of the season.
Again, there hasn't much to cheer about in Oakland this season so Raiders fans should savor it.
Final Miami 10 Buffalo 29 Final Jacksonville 10 Washington 41 Final Dallas 26 Tennessee 10 Final Arizona 25 New York 14 Final New England 30 Minnesota 7 Final New Orleans 24 Cleveland 26 Final Atlanta 10 Cincinnati 24 Final Detroit 7 Carolina 24 Final St. Louis 19 Tampa Bay 17 Final Seattle 21 San Diego 30 Final Houston 30 Oakland 14 Final New York 24 Green Bay 31 Final Kansas City 17 Denver 24 Final Chicago 28 San Francisco 20