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A spirited effort by the Raider defense against Peyton Manning and the Broncos proved not to be enough as the Raiders fell again, bringing their record to 3-10. After a rough week for Dennis Allen dealing with the unexpected loss of his father Grady, the Raiders seemed to come into the Thursday night matchup with an emotional boost. After giving up a touchdown on the first drive, the Raider defense bounced back nicely. They put more pressure on Manning than any other team this season, and held the Bronco offense to field goals on four out of their six redzone trips. Inconveniently-timed penalties coupled with a slow start by the offense killed whatever momentum they might have gained, however. Poor pass protection and dropped passes hampered the offense, and Palmer’s increasingly poor decision-making ended up being the nail in the coffin for the Raiders. With several minutes left in the 3rd quarter, the Bro...
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Six more divisional rematches as we get ready for the final four weeks of the regular season. With four playoff spots secure, the race is on.
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Raiders fans were killing Carson Palmer on Twitter last night. @ForbesMoney echoed the sentiments of the entire Raiders Nation with this tweet: Is Oakland done wit this ***** carson palmer yet? Can they let my ***** terrelle pryor cook? Lol. How smart do the Bengals look for totally cutting ties with this bum? Accounting for another two turnovers last night, Palmer’s horrible...
Denver Bronco’s QB Peyton Manning is having a great 2012 season so far. As of this writing he has led the Broncos to the AFC West title and has completed 330 of 483, 3812 yards, and 30 touchdowns, with only 10 interceptions. While this kind of season was pretty ordinary during his days in Indianapolis, [...]
Earlier this week, in the Fantasy Football Support Group post, I broke down the strange, new curse that is the Thursday Night Football QB conundrum. Basically, with very few exceptions, quarterbacks – and a lot of stars in general – have been terrible on the NFL Network this season. As I finished writing that, something horrifying dawned on me – I have Peyton Manning on Thursday...
Denver controlled the game but settled for four field goals on its way to a 26-13 victory in Oakland Thursday night. Peyton Manning did not have his "MVP moment" but nor did he need one: the Broncos may be the most complete team in football.
The Oakland Raiders looked like they had something going in their favor when they went to halftime losing only by six, after scoring a touchdown and stopping Peyton Manning’s two-minute drill. But then came the second half and the Broncos, with 13 unanswered points in the 3rd quarter, took control of the ballgame and never gave it back. The loss [...]
Oakland Raiders (3-9) @ Denver Broncos (9-3) – 7:20 PM EST
The Oakland Raiders are going to need everything for them to go right to win this ballgame. Thanks to the horrible defense, this team doesn’t stand a chance in a season filled with disappointment. Perhaps the saddest thing is how Carson Palmer’s play is going unnoticed. If they had a decent defense, they would still...
Danny & Dano, the hosts of Sonoma County Sports Fans radio show and podcast were kind enough to invite me back again this week to talk Raiders. We discussed a number of different topics including the possibility of Jon Gruden coming back to coach the Silver & Black, how much blame Carson Palmer bears for the offenses struggles and what the Raiders should do, at a broad...