DENVER – With the Raiders' offense failing to generate many big plays in Denver, Oakland dialed up a pass from running back Darren McFadden.
You never know what you'll get when you ask a non-quarterback to throw the ball, but McFadden threw a perfect strike to Marcel Reece for a 16-yard touchdown. It was quite surprising how well the pass was thrown.
(This is where we're probably obligated to make a joke about it being the best pass of the night of the season from a Raiders player, or how maybe playing some quarterback might finally keep McFadden healthy for a full season, but we're above that. Besides, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor actually had some nice throws on Monday night.)
McFadden threw the dart while rolling right, hitting Reece in stride for the score. McFadden had thrown only one pass in his NFL career, and it was incomplete. Given how tight of a spiral he threw on that trick pass, the Raiders might think about expanding that part of the playbook.