Raiders v Niners: Battle of the Bay

It’s been a while since the Battle of the Bay meant something and it’d be a long bow to draw to say it means something now.

This is the type of contest that drawn up late at night in NFL HQ, must have seemed more appetising than a giant bowl of garlic fries with an icy cold Bud. Now it seems more like sitting in someone’s soggy potato mash.

Still, there’s the fact that these fan bases don’t really like each other and that one of them in particular, Raider Nation, does a Halloween contest better than any other.

Mostly because every contest is a Halloween one.

Whether it’s Darth Vader, a crazed Thunderdome type or a teenage werewolf, Raider fans know Fright Night, no matter the frightfulness that might be unfolding on the field.