Found October 14, 2013 on Bay Sports Report:
  The Oakland Raiders, still riding the high from defeating in-state rival San Diego last week, went into Arrowhead Stadium with the belief they could pull off an upset once again. Three hours and several more injuries later, the team left Kansas City with more questions than answers. The Raiders defense fought and kept the game within reach but it was the offense who threw the game away – literally. An already depleted offensive line could not keep Terrelle Pryor upright and gave up 10 sacks. Pryor wasn’t given time to make proper reads or allow routes to develop and threw three interceptions in the second half. Now the team looks forward to its much-needed bye week, not only to heal up, but to regroup and plan for what’s ahead after limping to a 2-4 record. “The bye is coming at a good time for us,” head coach Dennis Allen said after the loss to the Chiefs via csnbayarea.com. “We get a chance to get some, get healthy and get ready for Pittsburgh.” Oakland surely is disappointed with its record up to now, but it has not waivered Pryor’s belief in himself and his team. “A lot of people fall but it’s about who gets back up, and I’m up,” Pryor said to reporters after the game via csnbayarea.com. “We’ll be back. 2-4, [but] we’ll get to the playoffs.” Pryor has said all the right things and has conducted himself in the way any team would want its quarterback to act – praising his teammates in victory and holding himself accountable in defeat. Those characteristics can rally a team around its quarterback and could possibly help the Raiders moving forward. Aside from the loss against Denver, the Raiders defense have kept games close enough to give themselves a chance. Pryor said it was himself and the offense who have let close games slip by. That may be the case. It was certainly the case against Kansas City, but Pryor has the right attitude wanting to improve as a quarterback and help Oakland turn the corner. “Terrelle is a young, maturing quarterback,” Allen said of his quarterback. “As hard as it was to play the way we did offensively, it was a good learning experience for him. I think he’ll be better for it when he gets put back in this type of environment.” The Raiders next five opponents have a combined record of 9-20. The more favorable matchups for Oakland during that span will be against the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4) and against the New York Giants (0-6) two weeks after. These next few games will be crucial to the team’s season. If ever there was an opportunity to turn things around, this would be it. These games certainly will not be easy, but are those that Oakland conceivably can win.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Raiders coach says the franchise WILL be built around Terrelle Pryor

Today Terrelle Pryor was given a major vote of confidence. Pryor has been very impressive this year, and he is winning the locker room over. “He’s still a young player,” Allen said Monday. “He’s still got a lot of growing to do and a lot of getting better to do. He’s a talented player and […]

TP2′s Terrible Day: Terrelle Pryor Shows Inexperience in 24-7 Loss to Chiefs

(Kansas City Chiefs Facebook Page) Well, Raider Nation the day finally came. The day we have all been dreading. No it was not losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on the road for the first time in six games, although that certainly bears an infectious sting, no, it was the performance of our starting quarterback. Terrelle Pyror, who has been an exciting burst of inspiration for this...

Terrelle Pryor takes the blame for Sunday’s loss

Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor took the blame for Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. “What disappoints me is we lost the game because of me; that’s how I look at it,” said Pryor, via the Contra Costa Times. “You know what?” he continued. “I deserved them hits, because I didn’t get the ball out, and on one play I called the wrong protection. You make mistakes like that...

Raiders can't overcome mistakes, fall to Chiefs 24-7

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles ran for two touchdown and the defense pressured Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor into throwing three second-half interceptions and the Chiefs stay unbeaten with a 24-7 victory.

McFadden, Jennings ready to run for Raiders

Raiders running back Darren McFadden and backup Rashad Jennings, who had both been dealing with hamstring injuries, are available against the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. McFadden and Jennings had been listed as questionable along with linebacker Kaluka Maiava, who is inactive due to his own hamstring injury. Center Stefen Wisniewski (knee), offensive tackle Menelik Watson...

Terrelle Pryor: Oakland Raiders will make playoffs

The Oakland Raiders are off to a 2-4 start this season, which believe it or not is better than most expected. However, they did not play well in a 24-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. With the Chiefs and Denver Broncos both currently undefeated, Oakland’s chances of making the playoffs are diminishing […]

McFadden, Jennings active vs. Chiefs

Darren McFadden is good to go. Rashad Jennings is too. The Raiders will have a full complement of running backs for Sunday morning's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. McFadden and Jennings were listed as questionable on the team's injury report but coach Dennis Allen expressed optimism that both backs would play. It's important that they take advantage of a Chiefs...

Top Ten things Terrelle Pryor was thinking while being sacked

Hey kids, can you believe CBS just locked us up for two more years? Until 2015. Hard to believe it, eh Paul. 2015. I might be dead by then, who knows. Hee-heee! I’ve got in my right hand here tonight’s Top Ten List…*Thunderous applause from audience.*2015, Paul. The Top Ten List will be 30 years-old in 2015. How about that. Whole lot of lists. They’re busy at the home office...

Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty images   The Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs will meet on Sunday in a match-up of two AFC West teams. Entering Sunday the Raiders are 2-3 while the Chiefs remain unbeaten at 5-0. Coverage of Sunday’s game between the Raiders and Chiefs will air on CBS beginning at 1:00 pm ET from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. Raiders vs. Chiefs W-L 2-3 5-0 Avg...

THAT’S SO RAIDERS!

3rd and 48, 11 penalties including several delay of games, one missed field goal, 10 sacks given up, 3 picks, one pick six, and a punter as the team MVP of the game, all equals probably the most Raiders game ever played. You couldn’t get more Raiders unless Darth Raider barfed Stickum all over his Jamarcus Russell jersey.Late in the game, Husain Abdullah returned Terrelle Pryor’s...

New Bills QB Matt Flynn: 'I always think I can get the job done'

Nineteen months ago Matt Flynn was considered a hot NFL commodity. This afternoon Flynn signed a contract with the Buffalo Bills his fourth team since the 2011 season. Flynn was a high-profile free agent last year. He's served as Aaron Rodgers' understudy and had shown the requisite flashes of backup brilliance to earn a three-year $19.5 million contract with the Seattle...

Oakland Raiders Didn't Handle Business or Kansas City Chiefs

In my last article that came out on Saturday, "Oakland Raiders Poised to upset Kansas City Chiefs," I predicted how and why the Raiders would get the win in Kansas City on Sunday. The game went right along with the prediction until the bottom fell out in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter. You can't put this on the defense because they held up...

And The Award For Wildest Football Comparison Of The Year Goes To Warren Sapp

Flynn is like Wet Dope, wouldn’t sell nowhere!! — Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) October 14, 2013 So there’s that to have fun thinking about on a Monday evening.  As you may know, the Buffalo Bills recently added Matt Flynn to the team after playing for the Raiders, and Warren Sapp seems to think that’s a horrible idea. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Matt Flynn Will Audition For Bills

Quarterback Matt Flynn just released by the Oakland Raiders is apparently going to work out for the Buffalo Bills.Fantasy Spin:Week 6 starter Thad Lewis left the game in a walking boot and with E.J. Manuel out and Kevin Kolb on IR they have few choices at this point. Obviously they don't want to go back to Jeff Tuel.

Thaddeus Lewis Diagnosed with Sprained Foot

Bills QB Thad Lewis has been diagnosed with a sprained right foot. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football TalkFantasy Spin:Lewis should be fine to play next week against the Dolphins, though Buffalo has signed former Raiders backup Matt Flynn in case he suffers a setback.
Raiders 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
Help
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.