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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 way say that he’s not the quarterback that he’s been. I’ve watched the tape. He’s still an outstanding quarterback. He’s operating that offense and I don’t really see much of a drop off from where he’s been before.”
Despite Allen's praise, Manning has some vulnerabilities coming off neck surgery that cost him all of 2011. The 15 year veteran threw three interceptions in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons and looks to have lost some velocity on his passes. However, he is still one of the greatest at identifying defenses and finding open receivers. Oakland will also have to deal with the high altitud
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Offensive tackle Joseph Barksdale has been released by the Oakland Raiders, according to Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com. Barksdale, a third-round pick in 2011, was inactive for each of the first three games this season. He joins fellow third-round pick cornerback DeMarcus Van **** and fourth-round pick defensive back Chimdi Chekwa as players the Raiders have parted ways with...
Last week: 31 (+0)
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Defensive end Andre Carter was signed by the Oakland Raiders, who also added wide receiver Tori Gurley to their practice squad. Carter was a first-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2001 and has 76 sacks in 163 career games. He was with the Patriots in 2011, registering four sacks at the New York Jets on Nov. 13 and had 10 for the season when he was placed on injured reserve...
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