Found November 27, 2011 on NBC Bay Area:
As this season was about to unfold, Raiders coach Hue Jackson spoke with excitement about the big-play potential of his offense with speed packaged in the likes of Darren McFadden, Jacoby Ford, Darrius Heyward-Bey and rookies Denarius Moore and Taiwan Jones. Yet on Sunday, with all but Heyward-Bey unavailable, the Raiders won their third straight game, a 25-20 decision over the Chicago Bears, to improve to 7-4 and stay atop the AFC West. The Raiders had to resort to a different formula Sunday at Coliseum, using Sebastian Janikowski’s team-record six field goals, three interceptions of Bears fill-in QB Caleb Hanie and Carson Palmer’s 301 yards passing to get the job done. In fact it was the injury to Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler last week in Chicago’s victory over the Chargers that likely had the most impact on Sunday’s decision. Hanie, in his first NFL start, was 18-of-35 for 254 yards and two scores, but was picked off by Stanford Routt, Michael Huff and Kamerion Wim...

Raiders RB McFadden returns to practice field

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden returned to the practice field Monday for the first time since suffering a mid-foot sprain more than a month ago.McFadden participated in light drills, and reportedly spent most of the session walking.It isn't clear when McFadden will return to full practice, and his status for this weekend's game against the Miami Dolphins is...

Bush calls home

Michael Bush sends the L sign to University of Louisville fans back home after scoring the decisive touchdown, a three-yard run at 3:47 in the fourth quarter, giving the Oakland Raiders a 25-20 win over the visiting Chicago Bears Sunday. Bush carried the ball 24 times for 69 yards. Impressive against a Chicago Bears defense. L-lo back, Michael.

Raiders' McFadden practices, hopes to make return

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden practiced without a protective boot Monday.

Raiders report card: Week 12

Offense: Carson Palmer passed for 301 yards but was sacked four times and threw an interception. The Raiders struggled in the red zone and had to rely on field goals. The running game was just good enough to produce a late touchdown.

Raiders use team-record six FGs from Janikowski to hold off Bears

Playing against a fill-in quarterback making his first career NFL start, the Oakland Raiders managed to win despite struggling to punch the ball into the end zone.

No-frills, lots of field goals: Raiders grind out another one

I wasn’t there, so I’ll make this relatively quick… The Raiders were clearly the better team at the Coliseum today, got the early lead, kept riding Sebastian Janikowski’s field goals (SIX of them!), and held on against the Chicago Bears. The score was 25-20. It... Continue reading...

Raiders get 6 FGs in 25-20 win over Bears

OAKLAND, Calif. - Sebastian Janikowski kicked a team-record six field goals and the Oakland Raiders took advantage...
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