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Oakland Raiders (1-2) at Denver Broncos (1-2)
I thought the Raiders were overrated coming into the season and now they’re even more overrated coming off a “surprising” win over the Steelers. Their upset win over the Steelers was not completely shocking given how much the Steelers have sucked over the last year plus on the road. They are -43 on the road in that time period, including playoffs, and +137 at home. They beat Indianapolis by just 3, Kansas City by just 4, and Cleveland by just 3 last year.
Given that they were missing James Harrison and Troy Polamalu last weekend, this upset was not shocking. There’s a reason I made it a very small pick even though Pittsburgh had the clear on paper advantage. The Raiders are one of 15 1-2 teams in the NFL right now. Some of them are going to make the playoffs, some of them are going to be terrible. I think this team is one of the latter. Remember, they lost 35-13 to the Dolphins just 2 weeks ago.
Their defense has been exactly as you’d ex...
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After the Oakland Raiders victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, they will try to make it two in a row against AFC West rival Denver Broncos. That means preparing for soon to be Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.
“He’s Peyton Manning; he’s a Hall of Fame quarterback,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said. “There’s no way that we’re going to in any...
Last Sunday, the Oakland Raiders not only beat the Steelers, but also gave a big boost to their playoffs hopes. This time, the offense was the one who kept the team in the game and eventually put the Silver&Black in the lead. Here are this week’s offensive grades: Quarterback: Carson Palmer had his best performance [...]
The Oakland Raiders have signed defensive end Andre Carter. Carter is an 11 year veteran that has spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, and New England Patriots. In order to make room on the roster, the Raiders waived 2011 NFL Draft third round pick Joe Barksdale.
“Like I said, it was a long battle,” Carter said of his quad injury. “It was such...
The Broncos have not been very good defensively to start out the season. They haven’t really played well in general, but their offense has scored over 25 points per game through the first three weeks. However, their defense has allowed more than three touchdowns per game, which has resulted in a 1-2 record.
Appliance Factory Outlet in Denver has decided to roll the dice on the...
A week ago Us Weekly reported that Emily Maynard, of the Bachelorette, was caught exchanging explicit text messages with an unidentified man which led to an explosive fight with finace Jef Holm during a family vacation.
The unidentified man is now believed to be Matt Leinart.
This reports comes from his ex Kaylee Shepherd. Which could raise some to question why Holm confided in his...
Denver coach John Fox says the NFL has denied Broncos linebacker Joe Mays' appeal and he will miss Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Mays was fined $50,000 and suspended for one game for his hit on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub last Sunday that sent Schaub's helmet flying and took off a chunk of his left ear.
The Broncos appealed the suspension but the NFL denied...
Denver Broncos coach John Fox is appealing his $30,000 fine by the NFL for inappropriate behavior toward a replacement officiating crew, ESPN.com reported Friday. Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is expected to appeal his $25,000 fine as well. Fox and Del Rio were fined for arguing with the officials during a six-minute delay in Denver's loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week...
Raiders starting wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey missed practice again Thursday, four days after suffering a concussion and strained neck against Pittsburgh.
He's here today, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. He's going to be fine. He's still got to go through the protocol of the concussions, and he hasn't passed those tests yet.
If Heyward-Bey misses...
The Oakland Raiders waived offensive tackle Joseph Barksdale on Wednesday. The second-year player is eligible to be claimed off waivers on Thursday, according to NFL reporter Adam Caplan.
Barksdale was a third-round pick out of LSU by Oakland in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played in all 16 games in 2011, without making a start. He has not appeared in a game in 2012. Source: SBNation...
Denver running back Willis McGahee (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 4, according to the Denver Post.Fantasy Spin:McGahee left Sunday's game against Houston with injured ribs but he's been fine in practice this week. Even if he wears protection for his ribs he should still be fine to start as a RB2 in 12-team leagues.
Two days after starting wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey suffered a concussion and strained neck against Pittsburgh, the Raiders reportedly signed free agent wide-out Tori Gurley on Tuesday.
Gurley, who spent last season on Green Bay's practice squad, announced the news on his twitter account: I'm officially an Oakland Raider!!! So blessed & thankful to be in the...
After three weeks of play, the AFC West still looks like any of the four teams could end up winning it. To be honest, nobody has looked good for four quarters. There have been bright spots (especially last week for the Oakland Raiders), but not many. Right now, I wouldn’t argue with anyone who said [...]
After opening against three stout defenses, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos seem to have a more favorable matchup in Week 4.
The Broncos' defense, however, might be short-handed, and that could lead to problems against an Oakland Raiders offense that appears to be finding its stride.
The Broncos try to avoid losing their third in a row Sunday in an AFC West showdown with...