OAKLAND (KCBS) – The Oakland Raiders overcame a 14 point deficit to beat the Jaguars in overtime at the Coliseum Sunday. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew the Raiders win wasn’t pretty, especially considering the Jaguars lost star running back Maurice Jones Drew and quarterback Blaine Gabbert to injury early in the game.
“(The Jaguars) lose their quarterback and their best player, and they’re up 14 points,” Madden said, calling the Jaguars ‘probably’ the worst team in the league. “That’s the first time I think — in that first half — that I really got mad. You know there’s no way this should be happening. It’s not like you’re playing the ’85 Bears or something. (The Raiders) were having trouble with a team, and a backup quarterback there for awhile, that shouldn’t give them trouble.”
Following the 49ers tough defensive battle with the Seattle Seahawks in San Francisco’s victory Thursday night, coach Jim Harbaugh is asking the NFL for clarification on rules restricting defensive back contact with receivers.
“When they had the replacement officials, they were letting those defensive backs get away with murder,” Madden said. “As the players saw that, I think they were taking advantage of it and doing more and more. Now as the regular officials come back, they’re going to have to get some of these things that got a little out of control back into control, and that is one of them.” (7:45)
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