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.