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Earlier this season we saw the rise of Darrius Heyward-Bey to levels we had not seen before in his career. Now, suddenly he is the forgotten man in Oakland while Denarius Moore is suddenly the go to receiver. This change didn't happen gradually, it seemed to change overnight, much to everyone's surprise. But the reason is not hard to see.
Darrius Heyward-Bey has been the Raiders' number one receiver since the day he first set foot on the field in Silver and Black. He was an Al Davis speed guy and therefore this seventh overall pick was going to see the field as often as humanly possible, regardless of how much or how little it was deserved.The coaching staff, knowing that DHB was going to be in the starting lineup, found his skill set as an underneath possession type receiver with the speed to take those short passes the distance. This season he was finally starting to put his talents together and the result was a career high in receptions and yards just seven games i...
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1. TAG! YOU’RE IT. – Michael Bush proved once again just how productive he can be as a starter in this league. His 242 yards from scrimmage were the most by a Raider since the merger. The Raiders need to use the franchise tag on him in the off-season, as its clear he is worth [...]
The Raiders continue to be depleted by injury. And due to the consistent shortage of able-bodies to put on the field, they continue to work out players to try and replenish their ailing team. Today they worked out five players—four cornerbacks and a linebacker—to find out who may be out there to help.
The cornerbacks are Bryan McCann, Jamar Wall, David Pender, and Mikail Baker...
The Raiders really took it to the Chargers on Thursday night and came away with a seven-point victory in San Diego. The Raiders played well and a few players really stood out in a good way and a couple in a bad way. Special mention to the Raider Nation’s Southern California division for making the [...]
Denarius Moore, the soft handed rookie wide receiver from Tennessee, has found a home with the Oakland Raiders offense, now being led by ex-Bengal quarterback Carson Palmer. Owner Al Davis’ passion for speed and size was well documented, and this wide-out is no exception at six feet one, 195 pounds, and posting 4.3 times at the 2011 NFL combine. Often criticized for his draft day...
Oakland Raiders running back Darren
McFadden and wide receiver Jacoby Ford missed practice Monday,
leaving both questionable for this weekend's game in Minnesota.
The Raiders have not been able to keep any depth at the middle linebacker this season. They lost Travis Goethel for the season in training camp. Then they signed former Raider Ricky Brown only to see him lost for the season with injury as well. Today they brought in former 49er inside linebacker Scott McKillop to fill the role.
McKillop was drafted by the 49ers in the fifth round...
It wasn’t a bad four-day stretch for the Oakland Raiders.
Thursday night’s 24-17 win over the San Diego Chargers was followed by two welcome days off on the weekend and then Sunday’s Broncos win over the Chiefs that now has the Raiders all alone in first place in the AFC West.
At 5-4, Oakland, is now trailed by three teams tied at 4-5, the Chargers, Broncos and Chiefs.
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Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden and wide receiver Jacoby Ford missed practice Monday, leaving both questionable for this weekend's game in Minnesota.
Until Denver and their spread option read came and put up nearly 300 rushing yards on them, including two 100-yard rushers, the Raiders allowed only Fred Jackson to post a 100-yard rushing game. Four days after the Denver game, the Raiders held an offense that averages over 100 rushing yards a game to 68. So [...]
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Oakland Raiders vs Minnesota Vikings Odds
Oakland comes off a terrific road win in San Diego while Minnesota comes off a brutal road loss at Green Bay as the Raiders and Vikings clash on the Week 11 NFL odds menu.
The Raiders have dominated lately away from home, going 5-0 ATS in five recent road matches. The Vikes...
The Chiefs know all about beating a team without throwing the ball -- they did it themselves back in 1968. Wide receivers Otis Taylor and Gloster Richardson were injured, so coach Hank Stram had to come up with a plan that could beat the Oakland Raiders. Stram decided to grind it out, and the Chiefs ran the ball 60 times in a 24-10 win over the Raiders at Municipal Stadium. Mike...