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The Raiders' unbelievably comfortable cover

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Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 2:59 p.m.
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By Mike Wilkening

The Raiders' 59-14 victory at Denver Sunday was impressive by most any standard. And how easily they covered fits that bill, too.

The Raiders were seven-point underdogs — and won by 45. Hence, they covered with 51 points to spare. I would imagine that is one of the biggest comfortable wins we've ever seen by an underdog. I mean, the Raiders were up 21-0 -- and thus clearing the spread by 27 — six minutes and two seconds into the game.

Handicappers know indigestion. They rarely know easy street before all of the fans have found their seats.

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