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Rain Man

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NO, HALLOWEEN has not come early in Oakland, though the team sure could use a holiday. In the final minutes of Sunday's game against the rival Broncos, things were looking grim for cornerback Phillip Buchanon, who reaped no interceptions. The Broncos finished off the Raiders 31-3 amidst a dreary drizzle, and Buchanon was beaten by Ashley Lelie on a 31-yard TD pass. Oh, well: In Raider Nation, when things look black, there's always a silver lining.

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