Found December 21, 2012 on
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Oakland Raiders (4-10) at Carolina Panthers (5-9)
One of my favorite trends is the six and six trend, which says that teams who finish with 6 wins or fewer are 23-64 ATS since 2002 as favorites of 6 or more. So far this year, teams that are currently 5-9 or worse are 2-5 ATS as favorites of 6 or more this season. The Eagles failed to cover week 1 as 8.5 point favorites in Cleveland. The Lions failed to cover as 6 point home favorites against the Rams week 1, then again as 7 point home favorites against the Colts a few weeks back, and then once again in Arizona last week as 7 point road favorites last week. The Raiders failed to cover as home favorites of 6 against the Jaguars earlier this year. The Bills and Browns covered as 6 point home favorites against the Jaguars and Browns respectively recently.
I didn’t go against the Eagles week 1 because there was really no way to know they’d be this bad. I went against the Lions week 1, but for different reasons. I went against the Raiders...
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What up RaiderNation? Welcome to this week’s edition of My Two Cents, with your favorite archaic Raider fan, Old Timer. First of all, I want to thank everyone for all of the responses we have gotten over the last few weeks. We here at silverandblack.com love to hear what you have to say, and we greatly appreciate any and all [...]
Dennis Allen has gone through a lot this season, on and off the field. He understands that there are things bigger than football, and that if you accept losing in life, your football team won’t be very good either.
In Allen’s personal life, the passing of his father must have left a huge void, but he’s never missed a game and expects his player to be as mentally tough.
According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, the Oakland Raiders plan on expanding back up quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s role for this week’s game against the Panthers.
Second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be used on some third-down and red-zone plays against the Panthers so that the Raiders “can create a different look the defense to contend with” and “try...
Though the Oakland Raiders were long ago eliminated from playoff contention, Andre Carter is relishing the final few weeks of the season as if it were a championship run.
Just over a year after sustaining a quadriceps injury that could have ended his career, the 33-year-old defensive end thinks he's almost all the way back to the form that earned him his first Pro Bowl selection...
And by punter, we mean arm-punter. The Oakland Raiders are so bad, that they are willing to give Terrelle Pryor “meaningful” snaps. When the 2012 season began, who would have thought that Pryor would be in a better position for taking snaps in Week 15 than Tim Tebow? But by every indication from the Raiders’ [...]
When Mike Goodson was in Carolina, he had to share a crowded backfield with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.
He wanted a better opportunity because Carolina had committed so much money to the above two, there was no way he would see the field while they were healthy. However, when the two went down in 2010 Goodson gained 452 yards and 3 touchdowns with a 4.4 average.
How can the Oakland Raiders, a team with defensive difficulties against both the run and pass, possibly prepare for Cam Newton? "We've got the closest guy to him right here in Terrelle Pryor," running back Mike Goodson said. Added Raiders coach Dennis Allen: "He does have some of the same skill set." Pryor has been running read-option plays during practice...
Adversity can be defined in many capacities. It is one of the most telling signs of a person’s character and can be an indicator of who you want in your corner throughout life. Who responds to adversity the best? Vince Lombardi once said: “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.”
Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Terrelle Pryor will get significant playing time on Sunday, offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said Thursday. Knapp said the second-year quarterback from Ohio State, who got in for three plays last week, will play on third downs and more against the Carolina Panthers. "Maybe in the red zone – try and create a different look for the defense...
Last week: 31 (+1)
Net points per drive: -0.76 (30th)
DVOA: -28.2% (30th)
Weighted DVOA: -28.1% (30th)
The Raiders shut out the Chiefs last week and still are tied for the league’s worst scoring defense. Aside from a weird win over the Steelers week 3, the Raiders wins have all come against the Chiefs (twice) and the Jaguars, who are the league’s worst teams right...
The Contra Costa Times reports that Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor will see some action on third downs and red zone plays Sunday against Carolina.Fantasy Spin:Pryor's presence could have a negative impact on Carson Palmer's fantasy value heading into what should be Championship Sunday for most fantasy leagues.
Last week: 25 (+4)
Net points per drive: -0.20 (21st)
DVOA: 3.4% (14th)
Weighted DVOA: 8.1% (11th)
The Panthers have actually been playing some good football lately and have been an underrated team all year, losing just twice by more than 6 points (once on Thursday Night, in a game they were completely unprepared for). However, they’ve won 3 of their last 4, including...
True, this game would be considered irrelevant compared to other games on the Sunday slate. However this has the potential to be a solid quarterback duel in Charlotte.The Carolina Panthers come into this game winners of two straight including a win over the NFC best Atlanta Falcons 30-20 two weeks ago.The Panthers dispatched the San Diego Chargers last week 30-7 and will be facing...