Found September 10, 2012 on Raiders Blog:
Three-hundred-and-sixty-three days have passed since the Raiders opened the 2011 season against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, and at the time many believed the Raiders were finally back on track. Penalties were going to be a thing of the past, bullies were being built, and the only injury known to man was a “nic.” Just one year ago the Raiders were about to usher in the Hue Jackson era, and fans were hyped to see this newly created “bully” in action. Everything seemed to be falling into place for the Silver and Black and the team was poised to make a serious run at the playoffs for the first time since 2002, except the season began unfolding as if it were being scripted by the writers of Lost. After managing to stumble to a 2-2 record to start the season, shock waves rippled through the franchise as news broke that legend and Raiders owner Al Davis had passed away.  With plenty of mixed emotions, the Raiders had a game to play the next day against the Houston Texans. ...

Keys to a Raiders Victory: Week 1 vs. Chargers

After years of the Chargers dominating the head to head matchups, the Oakland Raiders have been much stronger as of late, winning 3 of the last 4. This second of two Monday night matchups has proven to be one of the toughest to predict on this weekend’s slate of games. If the Raiders want to [...]

Photo of female Raiders fan is the quintessential Raiders fan photo

Oakland Raiders fans, as some — but not all — of them are wont to do, were up to their usual antisocial antics during the team’s loss to the San Diego Chargers by the score of 22-14 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (which is actually now called Coliseum but it will always be Oakland-Alameda to [...]

Raiders learn the value of long snappers in loss (GIF)

TThe Oakland Raiders showed the world last night how important a long snapper can be to your team’s successes (or in this case, mind-numbing failures). After their starting Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Condo left the game with a head injury, back up linebacker Travis Goethel stepped in and tried to fill his shoes … despite not having long snapped since high school.  And almost...

Raiders FB Reece agrees to extension

Fullback Marcel Reece agreed to a contract extension with the Raiders on Monday, the team announced. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Reece finally received the multi-year deal he has been seeking. He waited until the final organized team activity of the offseason program before signing his one-year, $540,000 exclusive rights free agent tender in June. A former undrafted...

Raiders sign Marcel Reese to an extension

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Oakland Raiders have signed fullback Marcel Reese to an extension. Dynamic FB Marcel Reese and the Raiders will finalize a contract extension today, prior to Oakland opening the season vs. San Diego — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 10, 2012 Reese is a versatile fullback that can block and catch the ball out of the back field.  

Jacoby Ford will undergo foot surgery

According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Cost Times, Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford will undergo foot surgery. WR Jacoby Ford is going to have surgery on his injured left foot, #Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. — Steve Corkran (@CorkOnTheNFL) September 11, 2012 Ford is expected to be out a long time.  They’ll likely have a better timetable once the surgery has been completed...

Raiders WR Denarius Moore misses opener

Oakland Raiders receiver Denarius Moore missed the season opener against the San Diego Chargers with a hamstring injury. Moore is inactive for Monday night's game. He originally hurt his hamstring in June and missed of training camp. He returned to practice last week but was unable to go. Among the other Raiders inactives are receiver Jacoby Ford, quarterback Terrelle Pryor...

Raiders' Ford scheduled to have foot surgery

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford was scheduled to have surgery on his left foot Tuesday afternoon in North Carolina and will miss a number of games, head coach Dennis Allen said during his weekly media conference on Tuesday. It's uncertain whether Ford is out for the season. "Basically, it's the same injury he had last year. He re-injured it this season ...

Raiders Fall to the Chargers to Begin the 2012 Regular Season

Are you ready for some Raider Football? It’s new year’s day for the Silver & Black as the Oakland Raiders host the Chargers to kick off their 2012 regular season. It’s the official beginning of a new era for the storied franchise, no longer under the watchful eyes of Al Davis, but now in the [...]

Raiders Fan Middle Fingering Live TV During Tailgating Story

Would you expect anything less than middle fingers and smoking weed on live TV from the mutants who cheer for the Oakland Raiders? Not us. This storyline isn’t new. It’s the home opener at Oakland Alameda Stadium. Some rookie TV reporter gets the garbage assignment of doing the live shot from the Raiders tailgate. His job is to talk to people who won’t kill him. Here’s what...

San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders: Hero and Zero of the Game

The late Monday night game showcasing the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers was probably missed by fans of either team who reside on the East Coast as the contest ended after one in the morning. That was probably for the best as Oakland lost what looked to be a battle of ineptitude 22-14.Early risers might have been fooled initially by the final score into thinking it was...

Mishaps By Raiders’ Special Teams Hand 22-14 Win To Chargers

Week 1 of the highly-anticipated 2012 NFL regular season wrapped up in the wild west in a division battle between the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers on Sept. 10 on Monday Night Football. The story of the Chargers’ less-than-thrilling 22-14 win over Oakland was the Raiders’ rudderless offense and shabby special teams play.  Quarterback Carson Palmer was without Jacoby...

Chargers-Raiders Live Blog – First Half

WHAT? HUH? WHAT? DEUX DEUX DEUX DANGER DANGER CHRIS BERMAN BROADCASTING DANGER DANGER After a riveting Ravens blowout, we head westward for the annual Chargers vs. Other West Coast Team Doubleheader Special, which a national audience have to interpret through mute. This will be fresh hell on your hearing otherwise. Compelling storylines abound: Ronnie Brown or Darren McFadden –...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.