Found November 22, 2011 on
The Penalty Flag:
As I sat with my newly acquired Oakland Raiders friends at my favorite local sports bar this past Sunday, I realized the Raiders will not let me pack up and head home early this year. Fans of most NFL teams witness games in which they realize their team will likely win, and can go home, eat lunch or dinner, and spend some time doing other valuable things. Raiders fans, however, must sit in front of the game until the final seconds have ticked away, to be sure if they won or lost. With a 27-7 lead going into the 4th quarter in Minnesota this week, the three fans I sat with in my Seattle neighborhood sports bar were speaking of the likelihood that the Raiders would close out a game and give them the desired confidence they so desperately desired. One fan said, “This might actually be the game we’ve been waiting for, a solid, no-questions-asked, win”. Less than one minute (in-game time) later, the Vikings’ Percy Harvin scored on a 26-yard pass from Christian Ponder to pull the Vikings within 13 points. We looked at each other as if to say “let’s stop talking about this right now!” The ensuing [...]
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Early this season, the Raiders were not able to field their entire group of wide receivers. And now they are banged up once again and could be down three of their top receiving targets come Sunday.
The latest to go down to injury are Darrius Heyward-Bey and Denarius Moore. They were both injured in last Sunday's win in Minnesota. DHB was hit in the head by linebacker EJ Henderson...
The Raiders went into Minnesota and came out with a firm hold on their AFC West lead. But it didn't come easy. What started out looking like a blowout in the making, finished as a sloppy, penalty laden affair. But in the end the Raiders were able to hold on with a 27-21 win over the Vikings.
The story of how the Raiders played in this game was based almost solely on penalties...
Warren Sapp as a player and social network sports media personality has never been afraid to say something controversial to create a little buzz. So when current Oakland Raiders wide receiver Chaz Schilens called Sapp a ‘fool’ and ‘stupid’ in regards to his opinions on the Raiders football team, Sapp couldn’t help himself but to...Read the Rest...
The Raiders slogged through the second half again and it nearly came back to bite them. A better team may have been able to capitalize on the Raiders penalties, but the Vikings without Adrian Peterson were powerless to do so. The defense looked suspect again and the Raiders offensive line struggled more than they have [...]
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Carson Palmer threw for 164 yards and a touchdown and ran for another to lead the Oakland Raiders to a 27-21 victory Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. "We continue to battle and that's what I really love about my football team is they won't quit," Jackson said.
Veteran quarterback Carson Palmer threw for 164 yards and a touchdown and ran for a touchdown in a 27-21 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday that kept the Oakland Raiders on top of the AFC West.
A game summary of NFL football action between the Minnesota Vikings and Oakland Raiders.