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Raiders sure know how to complain

Before leaving town with their tails between their legs, the Oakland Raiders had a parting shot for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Hey, your field stinks ... or something like that.

If it makes the Raiders feel better about their 35-3 loss at Heinz Field on Sunday, that's OK with me.

For their complaining about the field conditions Sunday, the Raiders didn't seem to have a problem winning on it last season.

And it could have been worse. Heinz Field will see plenty of action the rest of the week with Pitt playing on Friday and the WPIAL championships Saturday.

I think the bigger problem is that the Raiders were exposed as an average team.

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