In short, they are back to the future, and even if it doesn’t fit the preseason narrative of Kaepernick as the brightest new star in the sky, it works more than well enough to put the lie to Jim Harbaugh’s postgame mantra, “Every year’s a new year to establish what your identity is.”
Well, based on their last two games, in which they beat the seemingly moribund St. Louis Rams 35-11 and the moribund-in-training Houston Texans, 34-3, their new identity is the one they started with two years ago.
– Ray Ratto, CSN Bay Area
It’s way too early to know if there is a new Mr. October on Oakland’s horizon, but it’s at least worth keeping an eye on the A’s Yoenis Cespedes this month.
In Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Tigers, the A’s left fielder shrugged off the effects of a sore right shoulder to triple and hit a two-run homer, producing the only runs the A’s scored in a 3-2 loss.
He came back with a pair of singles in Game 2, the second of which touched off the winning rally that culminated with Cespedes scoring from third base on Stephen Vogt’s bases-loaded single for a 1-0 win.
– John Hickey, San Jose Mercury News
Terrelle Pryor and Charles Woodson turned this rare late-night start into an Oakland Raiders celebration.
Pryor threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and Woodson tied an NFL record with his 13th defensive touchdown as the Raiders beat the San Diego Chargers 27-17 on Sunday night.
– CBS Sports