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Monday, September 8, 2008
First quarter at a glance

Posted by's Bill Williamson

OAKLAND -- The first quarter just ended. Here are some quick thoughts:

Denver quarterback Jay Cutler looks good. He looks in control.

Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell looks a little jumpy.

Denver's run defense ended the first quarter on a high note. It was ranked 30th in the NFL last season.

The Denver special teams had trouble for the past three years and it has been shaky in coverage so far.

The Denver new-look offensive line, with first-time starters at tackle, looks good.