Jarrod Parker’s winning streak, unbeaten streak and dominate-all-comers streak all had to end. For the A’s, better now than in October.
From his first pitch Monday night, Parker wasn’t right. A day after he was scratched from his start in Texas because of a stomach illness, he reported in better health, but by no means did he look good on the mound.
For the first time since May 22, the A’s lost a game started by Parker. The Angels crushed them 12-1 before 14,629 in Oakland, ending Parker’s streaks of nine straight wins and 19 straight unbeaten starts.
- John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle
In the words of Herman Edwards, you play to win the game. And that’s precisely what the Raiders did when it was apparent Jacksonville was not going to be able to mount a consistent attack. The Raiders took the field goals and built steadily on the lead. The Raiders handled Jacksonville’s hurry-up offense without a hitch in terms of substitutions and were clearly ready to play from the outset
- Jerry McDonald, San Jose Mercury News
In a game that was delayed exactly an hour late in the first quarter because of a lightning storm, the Seahawks waited and then did what they do — they dominated at home. Now the season moves on, and the 49ers and Seahawks will more than likely be playing for something when they meet in San Francisco in Week 14.
While this Seattle statement doesn’t mean too much in the overall conference race, the 49ers do need to take stock. It was an awful night for them. This loss was as worrisome as the 34-28 win over Green Bay last weekend was promising. Things did not go well at all.
- Bill Williamson, ESPN