The Oakland Raiders are currently on a bye week and hoping that the week off does them well. That's because the last game against the Kansas City Chiefs could not have gone any worse.
The Raiders lost their offensive MVP to a foot injury and Darren McFadden was out after only two carries. Tight end Kevin Boss suffered a concussion. Middle linebacker (and last year's top 10 draft choice) Rolando McClain also let the game. But injuries were only a part of the problem given that the Raiders quarterbacks of Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer combined to throw zero touchdowns and six interceptions. They entered the bye week getting shut out by the visiting Chiefs -- enough to leave a sour taste for some time.
So it's good news for the Raiders that McFadden's medical tests have come out clean. Vittorio Tafur writes via Twitter that, "Hue Jackson said structural tests on
#Raiders RB Darren McFadden (sprained foot) have been done & he checked out fine. So, it's rest and see." Getting McFadden healthy is the first order of business for the Raiders, so the clean bill of health is an important first step.