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Coming off their bye week, the Oakland Raiders travel to the Georgia Dome to take on the undefeated Atlanta Falcons. With a 1-3 record, Oakland needs to string wins together before they are already in too much of a hole. They spent the bye week trying to correct their early season mistakes and find the best 11 players on offense and defense. Atlanta will be a huge test for the Raiders especially with their 28-5 home record with Matt Ryan as the starting quarterback. The blueprint for the Raiders to be competitive and pull off the upset is establishing the run. In the one game Oakland was able to rush for more than 100 yards, they won. Running back Darren McFadden is one of the most dangerous weapons in the NFL. If the Raiders can get him going, they can effectively manage the clock, keeping the Falcons high powered offense off the field and create manageable third down situations to extend drives. Through the first four games quarterback Carson Palmer has thrown for 1081 yards, five...

Penalties and mistakes cost Oakland Raiders in last second 23-20 loss to Falcons

The Oakland Raider players put forth a great effort coming off their bye week, but a Matt Bryant 55 yard field goal with one second left ended their chance of defeating the Atlanta Falcons in a 23-20 loss. The Raiders controlled and executed their game plan and had an opportunity to hand the Falcons their first loss. However, penalties and mistakes prevented them from finishing...

Raiders unsure what kind of impact Aaron Curry will make

Even though it’s very likely that Oakland Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry will be activated from the PUP list next week, the Raiders aren’t sure what kind of impact he’ll make on defense.The Raiders certainly could use help on defense. We hear they just do not know if LB Aaron Curry, who is eligible to return to practice next week, will provide it, though. Curry has been on...

Raiders activate DE Andre Carter

The Oakland Raiders have activated defensive end Andre Carter and moved defensive end behind Lamarr Houston on the depth chart. Carter, who had 10 sacks last year with New England before suffering a torn quadriceps, is making his Raiders debut after being out the last 10 months. Carter takes the spot of former second-string defensive end Jack Crawford, who is inactive. Carter has...

My Two Cents: Oakland Raider Questions That Need Answering

What’s up RaiderNation? Welcome to this week’s edition of My Two Cents, with your favorite ancient Raider fan, Old Timer. This week’s column is sort of a follow up to last week’s. More specifically, it is a response to some questions that were posted by one of our readers in a comment that was made. As you all know, we [...]

Keys to Victory: Week 6 vs. Atlanta

Coming off of what will be a key bye week, the Oakland Raiders travel to Atlanta to face off against one of the NFL’s two remaining unbeaten teams. On paper, this matchup is one of the worst that the Raiders can come up against. However, that is just why this game is played on the field, where anything is possible. [...]

Home is Where the Heart Is

I had fully intended on taking a new spin on my submission regarding the Oakland Raiders this week. Something a little more concrete, something with a little more facts and maybe some statistics. I didn’t want to bombard you all with my sappy, keep your heads up, positive attitude. But, I can’t help it, that’s really who I am in [...]

Fantasy Football Week 6 Preview: Raiders at Falcons

Oakland Raiders @ Atlanta FalconsOakland:  The Raiders come off their bye with more questions than answers at this point in the season.  What team are the Raiders trying to be?  Are they a passing team under Carson Palmer, or a running team led by Darren McFadden?  No matter what the answer is, they haven’t done either particularly well, which is the crux of the issue.The Raiders...

Oakland Raiders at Atlanta Falcons: Five Things We Learned

Many Oakland fans had written off their Raiders with the season only one third complete.  After seeing a brief ray of hope for a successful campaign throughout four quarters against an unbeaten Atlanta squad. The most dedicated of the Silver and Black's fan base might easily defect to the NBA rather than suffer through watching another Oakland debacle like Sunday's disappointing...

AFC West: Poor Get Poorer as Chiefs, Raiders fall short

The Oakland Raiders gave the Atlanta Falcons all they wanted for 59:59 on Sunday while Brady Quinn and the Kansas City Chiefs got throttled in Tampa.

McFadden, Raiders' ground game look to take off vs. Falcons

One thing missing in Darren McFadden's career is a big game in the deep south. The former Southeastern Conference star at Arkansas hopes to rectify that when his Oakand Raiders play the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at the Georgia Dome. "I love being down south and playing," McFadden said. "I get to see a lot of family and just being in that southern environment...

Early Turnovers and Bad Tackling Almost Spell Doom for Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons escaped yet another close call this Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.  Matt Ryan had to orchestrate a third straight come-from-behind victory against the Carson Palmer led Raiders.  But it could have been a blow-out by the Raiders as they beat Atlanta in every major statistical category except turnovers (3 a piece) and penalties (Oakland: 12-110; Atlanta 2...

Falcons Survive Raider Scare, 23-20: Hero & Zero Of The Game

Coming in to Sunday's match up between the 5-0 Atlanta Falcons and the 1-3 Oakland Raiders, most people analyzing the game across the country figured it might be a lopsided affair with the Falcons easily getting past the Raiders.Oakland played well, well enough to give themselves a chance on the road at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, but in the end; could not muster enough pressure...
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