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Daily Madden: An Impressive Raiders Victory

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Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Oakland Raiders set team records in field goals (six by Sebastian Janikowski) and longest punt (80 yards by Shane Lechler) in beating the Chicago Bears Sunday.

“I’m impressed with what the Raiders do,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew. “They get a lot of injuries, and instead of talking about you know, ‘woe is me, this guy can’t play, that guy can’t play,’ they just take what they have and go out and play the game like they have to to win.”

Meanwhile, Madden said 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh feels “lousy” about his team’s 16-6 loss to Baltimore Thursday, and the way the Ravens offensive line overpowered the 49ers in harassing and sacking 49ers QB Alex Smith.

“They had a feeding frenzy on him and the bridge just broke down and all the water went over it,” Madden said. “It’s easy to say, you know, that someone’s going to watch that and come in and do the same thing to you. And I don’t necessarily believe that because it won’t be the same situation.”

In other NFL news, John said Ndamukong Suh’s behavior in the Packer-Lions game was disgraceful. The Detroit defensive tackle was ejected after he stomped on and kicked a Packers player in the Lions’ loss to Green Bay.

“It was an embarrassment to the game,” Madden said. “There’s a lot of ways to play hard, to play tough, to play aggressive, to do all those things. But after the play is over to do that, that doesn’t fall into the category of anything that has to do with football.”

Steelers safety Troy Polumalu may have suffered a concussion when he took a knee to the head in Pittsburgh’s victory over the Chiefs Sunday night. Madden said he likes the idea of requiring players to wear more padding.

“I think they ought to wear knee and thigh pads,” Madden said. “To be concerned about safety and having those guys go out there with half their pads on makes no damn sense to me at all.” (8:30)

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.


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