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The Oakland Raiders are desperately in search of some sort of positive news.
The Raiders (3-8) just finished perhaps the worst month in franchise history by losing all four games in November, capped by three straight losses by at least 21 points
The team's first four-game skid since 2008 assures Oakland of a 10th straight season without a winning record and has turned the focus to the future rather than a playoff run.
''It's been mind-blowing,'' defensive tackle Tommy Kelly said. ''I would have never, in my wildest dreams, thought we would be 3-8 right now.''
Coach Dennis Allen said everyone is accountable for the problems that have turned a team that was one win away from a division title last season into an also-ran this year.
He said he will look at all options to get things back on track, including possibly finding a role for third-string quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
Pryor has been inactive all 11 games this year and has been on the f...
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According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen has indicated that they’ve “discussed” the possibility of using quarterback Terrelle Pryor is specific situations.
“He’s working to get better and he’s working to improve,” Allen said. “I’ve seen improvement in Terrelle. He’s gotten better as a quarterback. He’s continued to...
Three players were ejected during a fourth-quarter brawl between the Raiders and Bengals. Here is a video of the dust-up.
Darren McFadden is expected to return from a three week absence in the Oakland Raiders’ backfield, and that return may happen as soon as Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns. McFadden has not played in the team’s past few games, although Marcel Reece has stepped up in a major way while filling in for the oft injured RB who is a fantasy headache for many owners once again this...
Teammates expect Oakland Raiders running back Darren
McFadden to return this week after missing three straight starts due to a high
ankle sprain, reports Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Teammates expect running back Darren McFadden to return
this week, after he missed his third straight start Sunday with a high
McFadden has been out since a Nov...
Another Sunday, another loss for the 2012 Oakland Raiders. After being outscored 24 to nothing at halftime, the Silver&Black attempted a late comeback with 10 unanswered points in the 3rd quarter, but could not keep it going in the fourth. With the defense conceding 169 points in the last four games (42 PPG), the Raiders have now accumulated 4 [...]
Next up for the Raiders is one of the hottest teams in the AFC, with a trip to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. The past two games for the Silver and Black have yielded embarrassing results to say the least. If Carson Palmer’s return to Cincinnati is going to be any different for the Raiders, improvements need to be made in [...]
The Raiders were still smoldering after an official's inadvertent whistle erased what could have been a 25-yard touchdown return of a fumble by Tyvon Branch. Yes, the Raiders acknowledged their role in a 34-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and the fact that sleepwalking through a 24-0 first half was ultimately the reason for their demise. Yet a team struggling as much as...
Bengals fans had this game circled on their calendar. For some, this was the game when we could show Palmer what a dumb decision he made by choosing to sit out and eventually join the Raiders over staying in Cincinnati and playing. For others, they wanted to boo the guy for the way he quit. Others just hoped the Bengals could continue their dominance in the last few weeks with...
This altercation was a bit more physical than we normally see in the NFL, and there were punches thrown. Players came off the bench after Andy Dalton was thrown to the ground after the whistle and the Bengals offensive lineman too exception to it. Three players were ejected and eventually order was restored.H/T: Business Insider