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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 Ford and Denarius Moore, so it was no surprise that there were stretches when star running back Darren McFadden looked like the only option for Palmer.
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McFadden finished with 13 receptions for 86 yards through the air, but since the Raiders’ veteran starting signal-caller didn’t have much to work with downfield, San Diego stacked the line of scrimmage without fear of consequence on defense.
On the ground, McFadden gained just 32 yards on 15 carries and Mike Goodson only toted the rock twice for 13 yards.
However, that might have been the least of the team’s concerns in this contest. ...
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The Oakland Raiders received a lot of discouraging medical news on Tuesday. Not only did wide receiver Jacoby Ford undergo foot surgery that might end his season, but starting cornerback Ronald Bartell sustained a broken shoulder blade in Monday's loss to San Diego, according to ESPN.com. Bartell's injury will not require surgery, and he could be back in 4-6 weeks. The...
According to John Glennon of the Tennessean, the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer plans on playing with a cast on his broken hand this week.
SDiego Union-Trib reports Chargers starting CB Q. Jammer underwent surg. for broken hand Tue, but expects to play w cast against #Titans.
— John Glennon (@glennonsports) September 12, 2012
The beachfront home where former NFL linebacker Junior Seau killed himself has been sold for nearly $2 million.
The North County Times reports the two-story, three-bedroom home in Oceanside was recently sold for $1.97 million. It was listed in late July for almost $2.3 million.
Seau bought the house for $3.2 million in 2005.
The former San Diego Chargers linebacker was 43 when...
San Diego Chargers Tight End, Antonio Gates, ran to to the team's locker room midway through the 3rd Quarter with a rib injury but was able to return shortly after.
Plain and simple Antonio Gates is a constant injury concern. Luckily, it seems he escaped any serious damage with this rib problem.
The final contest of Week 1, surprisingly, will be between the teams expected to fight for 3rd and 4th in the AFC North. Both teams have high ceilings but expectations have been reined in for seemingly yearly disappointment. It must be tough, in 2012, to be a fan of either of these teams. Both are mediocre at best with enough knuckleheads on the sidelines to drive you nuts.
Raiders receiver Jacoby Ford has opted to have surgery on his injured foot. He is out indefinitely.Fantasy Spin:Ford's absence should open the door for Rod Streater to play a larger role in the Oakland passing attack. He caught four passes including a two-yard touchdown in the season opener Monday night versus the Chargers.
Coming off a key division win over their rivals in Oakland on Monday night, the Chargers had reason to be happy today, even as one of their defensive starters received news that no player wants to hear, with cornerback Quentin Jammer diagnosed as having broken his hand during the contest.
Although the normal course of action to treat such an injury would likely include plenty of...
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 [...]
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...
Former NFL Fullback Lorenzo Neal joins Rob and Amy to recap the opening weekend in the NFL.