Old problems still haunt Raiders

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 15, 2011
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer From almost the moment he took over in Oakland, coach Hue Jackson vowed to fix the Raiders' perpetually leaky run defense and curb their propensity for penalties. With three games left in his inaugural season, both problems are as big as ever and could end up extending Oakland's postseason drought to nine seasons. The Raiders are on a record-setting penalty pace and are allowing the most yards per carry in franchise history. Jackson says he is doing everything he can to fix those problems but there is little time left to get them solved if Oakland (7-6) hopes to reverse its recent slide in time to make a playoff push.
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