Raiders dealt dose of reality by Steelers

The good feeling generated by three straight wins for the
Oakland Raiders was quickly erased by a blowout in Pittsburgh.

The question for the Raiders now is whether they lost more than
just one game in the standings in that 35-3 loss Sunday to the
Steelers.

Oakland lost defensive end Trevor Scott to a torn ACL in his
left knee and now must wait to hear from the NFL if the team will
be forced to play without defensive tackle Richard Seymour this
week against Miami.

Seymour was ejected late in the first half after hitting
quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the jaw with an open hand
following a touchdown pass. The Raiders (5-5) now must wait to hear
if he will get a suspension as well.