Found September 14, 2012 on Football Nation:
The Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins are both coming off of very poor outings in Week 1. The Raiders simply looked lost against the Chargers last Monday night, or should I say that they looked like the same old Raiders. Mistakes are this team's downfall, season after season, and it was more of the same in Week 1. Oakland had four inexcusable fumbles, including three in special teams that cost them the game. On top of this, they were also plagued by dumb penalties such as two by Tommy Kelly on various third downs that kept Chargers' drives going.Mistakes aside, the Raiders have other problems too. For a team that was supposed to be one of the better rushing units in the league, they were only able to pound the ball for 45 total yards. Darren McFadden was not nearly as productive as we thought he would be, rushing for only 32 yards on a poor 2.1 yards per carry. However, he was his old self in the passing game, catching 13 balls for 86 yards and really helping out Carson Pal...

Full Injury Report: Denarius Moore is Back

First and foremost what you will notice from this week’s Oakland Raiders’ injury report is that Denarius Moore is back.  While he is still listed on the injury report, this week’s designation of “probable” means for all intents and purposes that he will be playing on Sunday.  Now, this report has nothing to do with [...]

Calling our shots: week two

Fantasy football can at times be a very funny place to seek help when you need it most. One week, a so called “expert” will tell you to start “Player A” because “Player A” is a “can’t miss” starter who will blow up that week. A week later, that expert will deny giving that advice to their readers or followers but will be more than happy to tell you to start ...

Chad Johnson Missed Court Due To Spending The Night With 3rd Mistress

We know the real reason why Chad Johnson missed court Thursday morning, and it all has something to do with a WOMAN. According to Radar Online, Johnson was due in court on Thursday for his arraignment (the charge of domestic violence against his wife Evelyn Lozada back in August), but decided not to show up. Johnson pleaded not guilty in the case.It's being said that Johnson...

Raiders have no interest in T.O., Chad Johnson or Plaxico Burress

The Oakland Raiders moved swiftly to answer three burning questions with one big answer. No… Even with a young receiving core that is inexperienced and banged up, the Raiders have no interest in the big 3 of elder wide receivers. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told San Francisco Chronicle that he’ll pass. “It’s not just (their) age,” McKenzie said. ...

Raiders expect limited role for Moore

Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore has practiced this week and is expected to make his season debut at Miami on Sunday with a limited number of plays. Moore has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring injury Aug. 4, and the team held him out of the season opener. With Jacoby Ford potentially headed for injured reserve due to foot surgery, Derek Hagan was signed last week and...

Raiders cornerback Lee to start against Miami

Oakland cornerback Pat Lee is no stranger to coming off the bench in emergency situations. He did it in the Super Bowl two years ago while with Green Bay, helping the Packers secondary hold on after injuries put Charles Woodson and Sam Shields on the sidelines. Now he's being asked to do the same for the Raiders - albeit on a significantly smaller stage. Starter Ron Bartell...

Denarius Moore Expected To Play

A Contra Costa Times report is calling injured Raiders receiver Denarius Moore "a lock" to play Sunday versus the Dolphins.Fantasy Spin:Moore skipped Monday night's game because of an injured hamstring. His presence reduces the values of fellow Oakland wideouts Darrius Heyward-Bey and Rod Streater.

Oakland Raiders Defense Ready for Rookie QB Ryan Tannehill

Despite being put in terrible circumstances Monday night against the San Diego Chargers, the Oakland Raiders defense play very well. On Sunday they will go up against the Miami Dolphins and rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Building on the momentum of slowing down a potent Chargers offense, the Raiders should be up to the task of stopping Tannehill and the Dolphins. “The young...

Dolphins rule Daniel Thomas out with a concussion

Daniel Thomas is the Dolphins’ 2nd string running back and is the type of player who could have a big role on a weekly basis, depending on the matchup, because of how much the Dolphins like to run. They only got the run 19 times in the opener, 2 of which were quarterback scrambles, because they were down by so much, so Thomas only had 3 carries. He did catch a catch for 32 yards...

Female Oakland Raiders fan beats cop with own handcuffs (Video)

Bad idea: Getting into a fight at the Raiders/Chargers Monday Night Football game last week. Worse idea: Attempting to beat the cop who arrests you with his own handcuffs: (Courtesy of Total Pro Sports)

Pitiful Picks: Dolphins will win and get Tannehill/Philbin first win

It’s a new Miami Dolphins season and PhinNation’s pitiful picks are back!  Last year we finished right around .500, which was….well, pitiful!  This year, we’re getting started a week late for our full 4 pick format, but we are 1-0.  As difficult as it was, we picked the Texans last week -12.5 to beat the [...]

Concussion sidelines Dolphins' Thomas

Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Oakland because of a concussion, leaving the team with little experience behind starter Reggie Bush.

Raiders WR Denarius Moore Expected to Play Against Miami

After missing last Monday's game against the San Diego Chargers due to injury, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore looks to be ready to go this week when his team travels to South Beach to take on the Miami Dolphins. This is important news for the Raiders as well as fantasy football owners. This is good news on two fronts in terms of fantasy production. Not only is...

Houston Texans DE Antonio Smith fined, Miami Dolphins G Richie Incognito not

  The person who retaliates is always the one who gets caught, not the person who initiates the transgressions. Such is the case for Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith, who was informed he was going to be fined $21K by the NFL for kicking Miami Dolphins G Richie Incognito during last Sunday’s 30-10 Texans victory. Smith however, was not so much disappointed that he...
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