Sep 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2, far right) sits on the bench with punter Marquette King (7) and defensive back Chimdi Chekwa (35) during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Redskins defeated the Raiders 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders’ Dennis Allen on Loss to Redskins: ‘That Hurt, That One Stung’


Sep 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen watches from the sideline against the Washington Redskins during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Redskins defeated the Raiders 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After falling to the Denver Broncos last Monday, the Oakland Raiders were looking to get back to .500 with a win over the lowly Washington Redskins, who were sitting at 0-3 coming into Sunday.

Instead, after a dismal performance by the Silver and Black at home, both the Raiders and Redskins are 1-3. Head coach Dennis Allen is searching for answers, clearly unhappy with being on the short end of a 24-14 game.

“I told the players in the locker room, that hurt,” Allen told the media. “That one stung.”

It hurts and stings in more than one ways, literally and figuratively. Two of their top offensive weapons, running back Darren McFadden and fullback Marcel Reece, left the game with injuries. McFadden suffered a hamstring strain and Reece had a knee injury. Allen said their current statuses are unknown.

The Raiders also now know that they need Terrelle Pryor to be healthy as soon as possible. Matt Flynn struggled mightily filling in for the concussed Pryor; the backup threw for 227 yards and completed 21 of 32 pass attempts, but was intercepted for a touchdown, fumbled the ball once, and was sacked seven times. The poor offensive line was partly to blame, but Flynn’s inability to create plays is mostly at fault.

“Obviously I don’t think he saw the field very good today,” said Allen on Flynn. “I think he was obviously part of some of the sacks… It was a tough situation for him to go into, obviously with the loss of McFadden and Reece….Matt Flynn was our best option and we didn’t play well.”

For the most part, Flynn agreed with Allen’s assessment.

“I had a hard time making sure there was guys open, so I didn’t want to force it and make any blind throws,” Flynn told Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle. “I just didn’t make the plays.”

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  • Stanley Carr

    Matt fucking Flynn !!!

  • Bob

    Reggie and DA wanted the 6.5 million dollar man Flynn. So now we know. Lost a draft pick too. For the fans sake, Reggie and DA have to stop making these types of mistakes (Knapp).

    • wiguyinmn

      re-structure his contract and trade him to Green Bay. We’d gladly take him back. You guys can have Senecca Wallace and a 7th round pick. HeII, I’d even make it a 6th round pick. We know this guy can play if you actually put a pro-calibur team around him.

  • Silvia Arredondo

    Obviously Flynn has gots to go. McFadden will always be a McFragile.

  • nateaintgreat

    Hey Raider fans. I just moved up here and I’m a Chager fan I’ll be going to the game with my girl and her daughter. Me and my girl are SD fans but her daughter is a Raider fan. Anyway what can I expect at the stadium? I’m not a drunk who talks a lot of shit, but i don’t mind in some ribbing. Thanks for any answers and go Chargers!

  • wiguyinmn

    you have possibly the worst offensive line in the history of professional football, no WRs of note, and your top 2 RBs went down and you want to hang this loss solely on the QB?? Hate to break it to you, but Tom Brady would have gotten his a$$ handed to him in that situation too.