Posted by Josh Katzowitz
It didn’t take long for QB Jason Campbell to remind Raiders fans about JaMarcus Russell. After a so-so performance last week – 22 of 37 for 180 yards, a touchdown and an interception – Oakland coach Tom Cable benched Campbell in the third quarter of today’s game against St. Louis.
He wasn’t the only starting QB to get pulled from a game today – that honor also touched Tennessee’s Vince Young and Carolina’s Matt Moore.
Compared to No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford – who’s been extremely efficient through the first two quarters – Campbell was a slouch. He’d led the Raiders to a FG and was 8 of 15 for 87 yards, an interception and two fumbles. As the first half ended, Oakland fans chanted, “Bruce! Bruce! Bruce!”
In the second half, the crowd got what it wanted. Cable inserted backup Bruce Gradkowski, who completed 3 of 5 passes 38 yards on a drive that ended in a field goal and pulled the Raiders to within 7-6.
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