Found December 19, 2011 on
NBC Bay Area:
Perhaps it just isn’t meant to be.
Perhaps the Raiders – who looked so explosive and physical early in the season -- simply aren’t good enough to be a playoff team.
After three straight losses, including Sunday’s crushing come-from-ahead fourth-quarter failure against the Lions, the 7-7 Raiders may have just fumbled away one too many opportunities.
This team, after all, isn’t the same one that led the AFC West earlier this season. Without Darren McFadden, the team’s running game has turned from great to good. Without the speed of Jacoby Ford, Taiwan Jones and Denarius Moore for much of the second half of this season, the offense lacks the punch it packed earlier. And with Carson Palmer the man at QB instead of Jason Campbell, it seems the team’s personality has changed.
Plus, as evidenced once again in the 28-27 loss to Detroit Sunday, the Raiders’ defense has too many times failed to close the door on a win.
It happened in Buffalo. It happened against the Broncos in Oakland. It hap...
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Raiders injured running back Darren McFadden took a small step in his recovery Tuesday by jogging on the sideline at practice.
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OAKLAND Get ready for some flag football when the Detroit Lions visit the Raiders today.
Keith Srakocic Associated Press
Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour (92) is ejected from the game after committing a personal foul against Pittsburgh on Nov. 21.
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OAKLAND, Calif. — Matthew Stafford threw a 6-yard TD pass to Calvin Johnson with 39 seconds remaining to cap a 98-yard scoring drive as the Detroit Lions rallied from 13 points down late in the fourth quarter to stun the Oakland Raiders 28-27 on Sunday.