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Red Raiders in the Pros - Week 9

A look at what Red Raiders have been able to do in the NFL this week

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Michael Crabtree - WR, Oakland Raiders

Michael Crabtree. The name alone brings about memories of the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Great catches, clutch performances, and all of the yards. After San Francisco decided to not utilize Crab, he signed with Oakland and he has really featured a s a prominent cog in their offense. As one of their top two receiving threats (the other being rookie phenom Amari Cooper from Alabama), Mike has had several good games. After the Steelers turned the ball over on downs their first possession, the Raiders went 66 yards in just 3 plays, culminating in a 22 yard pass to #15.

This is one kind of score Tech fans were used to seeing, with Crab going up high for a jump ball. However, he wouldn't be done. Late in the game, needing to score a late TD to tie the game up, there was another Crabtree score.

Although the Steelers would come back and win, Mike finished the game with 7 catches on 12 targets for 108 yards and the 2 scores.

Danny Amendola - WR, New England Patriots

Danny would have an average day, with only 5 balls coming his way. He would finish the game against Washington with 4 catches for 24 yards. He would be 6th on the team in receiving yards. Brandon LaFell would have a big game in his 3rd game back from a foot injury, and Danny might see his targets limited with LaFell, Gronkowski, and Edelman all higher up on Brady's preferred targets at the moment.

St. Louis Red Raiders

A few years ago, Denver was a favorite team for Red Raider fans, with WR Wes Welker and OL Louis Vasquez and Manny Ramirez on the team. Manny went to Detroit and Wes had been finding trouble looking for a new team after some history of concussion. The new team for tech fans will now be St. Louis. Announced on Monday, joining safety Cody Davis and wideout Bradley Marquez would be Wes Welker. He worked out for the team on Monday, as current Ram receiver Stedman Bailey will be out four games, serving a suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The Rams were in need of another receiver, and Wes will hopefully fill the void.