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The Oakland Raiders franchise went through a lot in 2011. Here’s a look at the top 5 stories that have surrounded Oakland over the past 365 days.
Passing of Al Davis
Long time Raider coach, owner and GM Al Davis passed away on October 8th of this year at the age of 82. Davis’ death was disclosed as heart failure. This affected many people around the league from people in the Raiders organization to coaches to John Madden.
Hue Jackson took over as head coach of the franchise as they had to play in an emotional game against the Houston Texans only a day after Davis’ death. An interception in the endzone on the final play of the game sealed it for Oakland; however they only had 10 men on the field for that play. Coach Jackson said after the game that Davis “had his hand on that ball”.
Taking Terrelle Pryor in Supplemental Draft
On August 22nd 2011, the Raiders selected former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor in the 3rd round of the NFL’s supplemental draft. Just days later, both sides a...
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The Oakland Raiders got a big boost for their offense heading into their must-win season finale when big-play receiver Jacoby Ford practiced for the first time in more than a month.
Ford practiced on a limited basis Wednesday for the first time since spraining his left foot on Nov. 10 at San Diego and the Raiders (8-7) hope he can play Sunday against the Chargers. Oakland needs...
Since being acquired in October, Carson Palmer has shown flashes of brilliance offset by moments of mediocrity.
Since Palmer became the starter at quarterback on Nov. 6 – following the season-ending injury to Jason Campbell – the Raiders are 4-4 and he’s thrown 11 touchdown passes vs. 12 interceptions. Some games he’s looked like the game-changing QB head coach Hue Jackson...
The Raiders have been up and down and all around but, with just one game to play find themselves in one final, must-win game to earn a trip to the playoffs.
After everything they’ve been through, says defensive tackle Richard Seymour, that’s probably better than they could have asked for – especially over the last month when three straight losses put them on the verge of elimination...
ALAMEDA The Raiders got a big boost for their offense heading into their must-win regular-season finale when big-play wide receiver Jacoby Ford practiced for the first time in more than a month Wednesday.
Tony Avelar Associated Press file, 2010
The Raiders hope Jacoby Ford can return to the form he showed on this 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Indianapolis...
Tanier: Oakland didn't fall apart like other teams did after losing their starting QB to injury
The final week of the season for the Oakland Raiders has been mostly about the status of the coach, personal goals and planning for the offseason the past eight years.