Found September 18, 2012 on Football Nation:
Week 2 saw Oakland and Kansas City still failing to impress while San Diego showed why they should be on the top in the AFC and Denver just fell apart.This article summarizes the five lessons learned from this weekend in the AFC West. Despite Lots of Passing Yards, Oakland Cannot Score TouchdownsOakland quarterback Carson Palmer did two things in Week 2 exactly the same way he did them in Week 1, throw for lots of yards, while being ineffective at scoring touchdowns.In Week 1 Palmer passed for 297 yards on 33 attempts, and in Week 2 he passed for 373 yards on 24 completions but in both games, Palmer only scored one passing touchdown, while Sebastian Janikowski has been called on to kick four field goals.Additionally, Oakland’s punter, Shane Lechler, had nine punts in the game against Miami for 422 yards.Two other things that were detrimental to Oakland’s offense was the fact that Palmer threw an interception, while failing to score a touchdown in the red zone.The effects of these pr...

Hit the road Knapp: Raiders need to fire Greg Knapp

Mark Davis hired Reggie McKenzie as the new GM of the Oakland Raiders this past offseason and his first order of business was firing Hue Jackson. However did McKenzie make the right decision with the Raiders starting the season in an embarrassing offensive showing against the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins? Carson Palmer may have thrown for good yardage in each game, but the...

Good week to be a Bolt fan

This weekend, the Chargers took a big home opening win against the Tennessee Titans. The Chargers didn't let the Titans offense move whatsoever and is emerging to be one of the best defenses the team has seen in several years.  Not only did they just beat the Titans at home, but all other AFC West teams lost in their week two games.  Kansas City losing on the road to the...

Play time is over for the Chargers as real season begins

Now, I know you had a nice long summer to loaf around on the couch downing Cheetos and playing Xbox. You’re probably still having trouble getting up so early in the morning to catch your bus, and the first two weeks of the new year were pretty much walkthroughs to get you back into the swing of things. But don’t think that acing your first tests against a rebuilding Oakland...

San Diego Chargers: Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#7)

Last week: 8 (+1) Record: 2-0 No, I’m not convinced the Chargers have suddenly become good in the 1st half of the season. The Raiders and the Titans suck. They’ll have a test this week when Atlanta comes to town. That being said, I think this is still the favorite in the AFC West. The Broncos are not a finished product, as you saw in Monday Night, and they have a tougher schedule...

Hall of Champions to induct Seau

The board of directors at the San Diego Hall of Champions has decided to forego the normal voting process and induct Junior Seau into the Breitbard Hall of Fame on Feb. 25. Candidates normally aren't eligible to be voted in until two years after their careers end or their deaths. Seau, the hard-hitting, first-pumping leader of the Chargers for 13 of his 20 NFL seasons, committed...

Oakland Raiders need to clean up rushing offense and defense for next week's game

When the Oakland Raiders take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at home in week three, they must clean up the mistakes in all phases of the game especially the rushing offense and defense. Several glaring shortcoming have come to the forefront in the first two games. With the team starring down a 0-3 start to the season, film study will be the crutches of the Raiders' preparation...

Fantasy Football: A Day In The Life Of An Antonio Gates' Owner

Owning Antonio Gates in fantasy means you'll be an expert on the Q/D that shows next to his name all year long.  I drafted Gates in the sixth round, so I don't have a huge investment in him.  Plus I drafted Fleener as a TE handcuff.Now on to yesterday.  Here is a timeline of how Gates' impact transpired:8:00a - Initial check/review of lineup.  Proceed to watch pregames...

Titans bright spots against the Chargers

Yesterday's game against the San Diego Chargers was really ugly, but it wasn't without a few bright spots. My post-game recap was pretty gloomy, so now it's time for a few reasons for optimism. Jake Locker's mobility was evident again on a big scramble to convert third down. That play also drew a stupid personal foul penalty and sparked a scoring drive...

Darren McFadden Poked in The Eye

Raiders halfback Darren McFadden was removed from Sunday's game versus the Dolphins after getting poked in the eye.Fantasy Spin:This doesn't look like anything serious and McFadden should be back in the game soon.

Raiders' new era waiting to get off ground

The Oakland Raiders are still waiting to get their new era off the ground. With star running back Darren McFadden still looking to find his groove in a new system, a run defense that has as many holes as ever and a rebuilt secondary that was unable to frustrate a rookie quarterback, the Raiders are off to their first 0-2 start since Lane Kiffin's debut season in 2007. Now first...

Week 2 Fantasy Football Recap: Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins

Oakland Raiders – 13, Miami Dolphins – 35It certainly looks like the Raiders are going to be behind a lot, which means a lot of garbage time yards and scores for Carson Palmer (380 total yards, 1 TD, 1 INT).  He’s going to be worth starting at some point, and very well could be a top 15 QB this year in terms of fantasy stats.Like Weeden and Luck, Ryan Tannehill (214 yards...
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