Found October 03, 2012 on
Through the 2012 NFL first quarter, the Oakland Raiders are a team in search of many things. An identity on offense, a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver, a better defense and a second win. Due to having the overall worst run game and an overall shaky defense at best, the Raiders are off to a disappointing 1-3 start. That has them tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for last place in the AFC West behind the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos. Oakland has won just one game this season, and it came against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are also off to a disappointing 1-2 start after having their bye week. The Raiders were close in their season opening loss to the Chargers, but they absolutely blown out by the Broncos last week and the Miami Dolphins in week 2. Simply put, not too many things have gone right thus far for the Raiders. This is till a team who needs to improve across the board if they are to even go 8-8 again in 2012. Through the first four games, Carson Palmer has helped the ...

Richard Seymour: “We’re so close on so many plays. It’s fixable”

Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour is a glass half full kind of guy.  He has to be after the Raiders have given up 22, 35, 31 and 37 in their past four games. Oakland 1-3 start isn’t only on the defense, but Seymour still believes they can be a good unit. Seymour spoke to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle about the defense’s troubles. "We're so...

Oakland Raiders focusing on offensive woes during bye week

During the first three weeks of the 2012 regular season, the Oakland Raiders have had serious issues on offense. From third down conversions, to the running game, to scoring touchdowns in the red zone, Oakland has struggled in many areas. With the team on a bye this week, they will try to find the answers. “Real good self–evaluation on scheme,” Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator...

For The Oakland Raiders, All Is Not Completely Lost

Raiders fans found themselves in an all too familiar place after Sunday's shellacking delivered courtesy of a rejuvenated Peyton Manning and the rest of Denver's dominating crew. After more than 10 years of losing (or at best .500) seasons, silver and black die-hards should certainly be used to a sputtering offense and a defense with more holes than Swiss cheese.  Still...

Offensive Game Grades: Week 4 vs. Denver

It was not a pretty day for the Oakland Raiders last Sunday, as the team traveled to Denver but ended up getting beat badly by the Broncos, 37 to 6. After a very encouraging game by the Raiders offense against Pittsburgh, when they put up 34 points, including five possessions in a row with a score, their performance fell considerably [...]

Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey back at practice

After a scary helmet to helmet collision resulted in a concussion, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey returned to practice. The former first round pick missed Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos, but practicing in a limited fashion today is an encouraging sign that he could return after Oakland's bye week. “I passed the test to go out here and practice,”...

Raiders' Heyward-Bey returns to practice

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who had to be carted off the field after taking a blow to the head in the game against Pittsburgh on Sept. 23, was back practicing with the Raiders on Tuesday, multiple media outlets reported. Heyward-Bey sustained a concussion and neck strain from the helmet-to-helmet blow delivered by Ryan Mundy, who was fined $21,000 for the...

Oakland Raiders: Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#30)

Last week: 31 (+1) Record: 1-3 I knew that win over the Steelers was a fluke. The Raiders looked awful in all facets of the game last week and once again look like the worst team in the league as they did two weeks ago. They rank 27th in the league in yards per play differential. Their defense is a mess and they just don’t have the offensive talent to keep up. I’ve said all along...

Richard Seymour misses practice

According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, there was no sign of Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour at practice on Wednesday. It looks like the Raiders are having Seymour rest his knee.  If he doesn’t practice tomorrow, then I’d be concerned about his status for this week’s game.

Week 5 Raiders Talk With Lincoln Kennedy

Raiders' Heyward-Bey back at practice

Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was back at practice for the first time since being hospitalized by a helmet-to-helmet hit as the Oakland Raiders worked on fixing their problems during the bye week.

Don't quit on these Oakland Raiders

Editors note: I am proud to introduce to the Dark Side, Raider Nation Superfan himself; Darth Raider. Yes, THAT Darth Raider. The man in the black suit and cape who sits in the North endzone opposite the Black Hole aptly named "The Dark Side" merely because of his presence. He is home at last to take his post on the Deathstar at Thoughts From the Dark Side. The force...

Fantasy football week 5 buy and sell

Here I am again, amongst the noise and wild action at the "stock market". Players names and stats are being thrown around, Fantasy Football owners are adding and cutting, sweating and perhaps even thinking too hard.
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