Stat Line Of The Night — 11/9/11 — Craig Smith
Stat Line Of The Night — 11/10/11 — Michael Bush
Not having Darren McFadden in the line-up was supposed to negatively affect the Oakland Raiders offense, especially their running game. It didn’t, thanks in large part to an incredible effort from a more-than-capable back-up running back by the name of Michael Bush.
Bush has always been the Raiders bruising goalline back, but last night he was called upon to carry the load and he did so wonderfully, rushing for 157 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries, and adding another 85 yards through the air. His 242 total yards helped the Raiders control the clock and move the ball down the field on a consistent basis against the San Diego Chargers, leading to an important 24-17 victory.
With the win, the Raiders move into first place in the AFC West. They have Bush to thank, as he earns the “Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, November 10, 2011.