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It’s tough to learn much about the Raiders for their first game, except that they seem to be unable to not shoot themselves in the foot. An injury to their long snapper did them in as they went on to bungle 3 punts (1 blocked, 2 fumbled snaps), but they might have lost anyway. They only gave up 9 points off their 3 mistakes and they lost by 8. There’s no guarantee they would have held them scoreless on all 3 of those drives and 8 of their points game on a garbage time touchdown against prevent defense. It was an ugly game all around. The Chargers will get better as the season goes on. They’re always like this when the season starts. But that probably won’t be the case for the Raiders and I saw no reason to move them up from the bottom end of my Power Rankings.
ROLB Phillip Wheeler: Allowed 7 completions for 41 yards on 8 attempts, 1 pass deflection, 6 solo tackles and 4 stops on 22 run snaps, 1 quarterback pressure on 8 blitzes
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Oakland Raiders fans, as some — but not all — of them are wont to do, were up to their usual antisocial antics during the team’s loss to the San Diego Chargers by the score of 22-14 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (which is actually now called O.co Coliseum but it will always be Oakland-Alameda to [...]
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Oakland Raiders have signed fullback Marcel Reese to an extension.
Dynamic FB Marcel Reese and the Raiders will finalize a contract extension today, prior to Oakland opening the season vs. San Diego
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 10, 2012
Reese is a versatile fullback that can block and catch the ball out of the back field.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer The high-risk, high-reward passes that characterized Carson Palmer's first half-season as Oakland Raiders quarterback were absent in the season opener.
Instead of taking chances for big plays down the field in the passing game, Palmer mostly chose the safer route of dumpoffs to running back Darren...
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford was scheduled to have surgery on his left foot Tuesday afternoon in North Carolina and will miss a number of games, head coach Dennis Allen said during his weekly media conference on Tuesday. It's uncertain whether Ford is out for the season. "Basically, it's the same injury he had last year. He re-injured it this season ...
Oakland Raiders receiver Denarius Moore missed the season opener against the San Diego Chargers with a hamstring injury.
Moore is inactive for Monday night's game. He originally hurt his hamstring in June and missed of training camp. He returned to practice last week but was unable to go.
Among the other Raiders inactives are receiver Jacoby Ford, quarterback Terrelle Pryor...
According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Cost Times, Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford will undergo foot surgery.
WR Jacoby Ford is going to have surgery on his injured left foot, #Raiders coach Dennis Allen said.
— Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) September 11, 2012
Ford is expected to be out a long time. They’ll likely have a better timetable once the surgery has been completed...
I already covered this game, but I recently learned something about NFL history.On September 10, 1978, the Raiders won a game against the Chargers in the most amazing manner-- an offensive fumble recovery for a touchdown.Even back then, NFL rules limited forward passes to once per play and only from behind the line of scrimmage. If the ball hit the ground, it was considered incomplete...
Are you ready for some Raider Football? It’s new year’s day for the Silver & Black as the Oakland Raiders host the Chargers to kick off their 2012 regular season. It’s the official beginning of a new era for the storied franchise, no longer under the watchful eyes of Al Davis, but now in the [...]
The late Monday night game showcasing the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers was probably missed by fans of either team who reside on the East Coast as the contest ended after one in the morning. That was probably for the best as Oakland lost what looked to be a battle of ineptitude 22-14.Early risers might have been fooled initially by the final score into thinking it was...
Week 1 of the highly-anticipated 2012 NFL regular season wrapped up in the wild west in a division battle between the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers on Sept. 10 on Monday Night Football.
The story of the Chargers’ less-than-thrilling 22-14 win over Oakland was the Raiders’ rudderless offense and shabby special teams play. Quarterback Carson Palmer was without Jacoby...