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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Rapid reaction: Falcons 24, Raiders 0


Posted by ESPN .com's Bill Williamson

This week in practice, Oakland interim head coach Tom Cable (by the way he is doing little to change that tag) had his offensive players take part in touchdown celebrations when they reached the end zone.

He wanted to make his players have a goal of reaching the end zone -- which has been a major problem this season.

Perhaps, moving forward, Cable should have his team celebrate getting first downs in practice. The Raiders had three first downs Sunday in another humiliating defeat.

The Oakland offense is going backward fast. Oakland had 77 yards of total offense while the Falcons racked up 453 yards.

Oakland is 1-3 under Cable since Lane Kiffin was fired. The Raiders have been outscored 87-13 in the three losses. It doesn't seem to be possible, but the Raiders appear to be getting worse.