MINNEAPOLIS Ė The Vikings opened the game with receiver Sidney Rice throwing a pass for 79 yards.
Rice completed two passes for 94 yards on the day.
A lack of discipline is a big reason why the Raiders were hurt by the play.
Those plays are designed to take advantage of teams that donít stay in position and carry out their assignments.
If the Raiders keep containment on the outside, there should have been someone waiting on Rice when he went to throw.
So the discipline issue isnít limited to the offense.
But there are still problems on the offense. A false start on a quarterback spike? Maybe itís the curse of No. 17.
If Mike Williams (the old 17) hadnít already been cut, he would have been for what Tim Dwight (the new 17) did.
Sure, the Raiders might not have tied the game. But there was no reason for Dwight to move with Daunte Culpepper about to spike the ball.
The 10-second runoff left two seconds in the game guaranteed a sixth-straight loss.
And for those wondering, Lane Kiffin said Culpepper is his starter for the Raiders next game and that it hasnít been decided JaMarcus Russell will start against the Broncos Dec. 2.