Found June 05, 2013 on Football Nation:
2012 Record: 4-122012 DownfallLack of Defensive PressureThe 25 sacks mustered by the Raiders were the second lowest total in the NFL in 2012, ahead of only Jacksonville's wretched 20. It's probably not a good sign when Richard Seymour misses eight games, and finds himself in a three-way tie for third place with 3.0 sacks. (Lamarr Houston led the club with 4.5).The Raiders also managed just 11 interceptions, which puts them in the bottom third of the league. Compounding that, the team also had just eight fumble recoveries on defense, seventh worst total in NFL.It's easy to see why Oakland had the second worst percentage of plays ending in a sack or pick in 2012, a 6.53 percent kill rate. This lack of pressure allowed opponents to average 27.7 PPG against the Silver and Black, fifth highest total in the league.Unbalanced OffenseFor the most part, Carson Palmer and the passing game enjoyed a bountiful season. As a whole, the Raiders ranked eighth in passing offense, as Palm...
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