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Earlier this month, Raiders running back Darren McFadden argued that his injury history was a matter of bad luck and not some personal failing that causes him to miss a chunk of every season. It would seem that the Raiders agree. There are no plans in place to hold McFadden back this season in hopes of protecting [...]
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After years of the Chargers dominating the head to head matchups, the Oakland Raiders have been much stronger as of late, winning 3 of the last 4. This second of two Monday night matchups has proven to be one of the toughest to predict on this weekend’s slate of games. If the Raiders want to [...]
Each week we will bring you the official NFL injury status report for the Oakland Raiders and their opponent for the upcoming game. That report will usually come to you on Friday’s, but since this week’s game is on Monday, we bring you this report today. You won’t see anything out of the ordinary on [...]
The Oakland Raiders couldn’t find the end-zone in the first half of their season opener. Carson Palmer threw for 297 yards but couldn’t find the end-zone until the 4th quarter against the Chargers defense. Palmer and his Raiders had to settle for 2 field goals in the first half and would go into the locker room wondering how they could find a way to beat the defense the Chargers...
TThe Oakland Raiders showed the world last night how important a long snapper can be to your team’s successes (or in this case, mind-numbing failures).
After their starting Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Condo left the game with a head injury, back up linebacker Travis Goethel stepped in and tried to fill his shoes … despite not having long snapped since high school. And almost...
Fullback Marcel Reece agreed to a contract extension with the Raiders on Monday, the team announced. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Reece finally received the multi-year deal he has been seeking. He waited until the final organized team activity of the offseason program before signing his one-year, $540,000 exclusive rights free agent tender in June. A former undrafted...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Oakland Raiders have signed fullback Marcel Reese to an extension.
Dynamic FB Marcel Reese and the Raiders will finalize a contract extension today, prior to Oakland opening the season vs. San Diego
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 10, 2012
Reese is a versatile fullback that can block and catch the ball out of the back field.
It's not your fault, man. It's not your fault.I blame Travis Goethel.The Raiders were fighting it out with the Chargers when Jon Condo, their long snapper (who made the Pro Bowl last year), went out with a head injury. The Raiders don't have an officially designated backup long snapper, so backup middle linebacker Travis Goethel was chosen for the task.The ESPN broadcasters...
Oakland Raiders receiver Denarius Moore missed the season opener against the San Diego Chargers with a hamstring injury.
Moore is inactive for Monday night's game. He originally hurt his hamstring in June and missed of training camp. He returned to practice last week but was unable to go.
Among the other Raiders inactives are receiver Jacoby Ford, quarterback Terrelle Pryor...
According to Jim Trotter of SI.com, Raiders cornerback Ronald Bartell has left tonight’s game against the Chargers with an elbow injury. His return is questionable.
starting raiders cornerback ron bartell has an elbow injury. his return is questionable.
— Jim Trotter (@SI_JimTrotter) September 11, 2012
Denarius Moore missed most of the preseason and Training Camp with hamstring problems, despite initially suffering the injury in June, and now it sounds like he’ll be a game time decision. If he doesn’t start, undrafted free agent Rod Streater, an offseason standout, would start as Jacoby Ford is also out with a foot injury. The problem for Moore owners in fantasy football is...
Are you ready for some Raider Football? It’s new year’s day for the Silver & Black as the Oakland Raiders host the Chargers to kick off their 2012 regular season. It’s the official beginning of a new era for the storied franchise, no longer under the watchful eyes of Al Davis, but now in the [...]
Would you expect anything less than middle fingers and smoking weed on live TV from the mutants who cheer for the Oakland Raiders? Not us. This storyline isn’t new. It’s the home opener at Oakland Alameda Stadium. Some rookie TV reporter gets the garbage assignment of doing the live shot from the Raiders tailgate.
His job is to talk to people who won’t kill him. Here’s what...
The final contest of Week 1, surprisingly, will be between the teams expected to fight for 3rd and 4th in the AFC North. Both teams have high ceilings but expectations have been reined in for seemingly yearly disappointment. It must be tough, in 2012, to be a fan of either of these teams. Both are mediocre at best with enough knuckleheads on the sidelines to drive you nuts.
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After a riveting Ravens blowout, we head westward for the annual Chargers vs. Other West Coast Team Doubleheader Special, which a national audience have to interpret through mute. This will be fresh hell on your hearing otherwise.
Compelling storylines abound: Ronnie Brown or Darren McFadden –...
Week 1 of the highly-anticipated 2012 NFL regular season wrapped up in the wild west in a division battle between the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers on Sept. 10 on Monday Night Football.
The story of the Chargers’ less-than-thrilling 22-14 win over Oakland was the Raiders’ rudderless offense and shabby special teams play. Quarterback Carson Palmer was without Jacoby...