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They've crossed their fingers or clutched their good-luck charms. They've done rain dances and dropped to their knees, hoping and wishing and praying.
Running superbly, throwing better than he ever has and giving the Raiders a lead in the fourth quarter, Terrelle Pryor exasperated a strong opponent, quieted a raucous dome and gained national respect Sunday.
Plenty of passes missed their target, and a few simply were dropped. Some wobbled; others sailed. Only one deserves to be included in an instructional video.
NFL schedules dictate that each team receives one bye week per season. Defensive coordinators fortunate enough to face the Raiders practically steal another.
They dominated a former rival, snapped a six-game losing streak and earned bonus points for posting a shutout.
The anticipation of what these Raiders might deliver in 2012 died last month, and now even the curiosity is gone.
The Raiders were being bullied yet again, this time by the mediocre Bengals, when they summoned anger. Emotions were rising at halftime, and by the fourth quarter, they reached the boiling point.
The Raiders' No. 1 fan walked into the locker room, standing up after his team let him down.
By all rights, the Raiders had no business being in this position. Yet there they were, with the ball, trailing Tampa Bay by three points and plenty of time left in the fourth quarter Sunday.
No moral victories or silver linings, nothing of redeeming value.