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The late Monday night game showcasing the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers was probably missed by fans of either team who reside on the East Coast as the contest ended after one in the morning. That was probably for the best as Oakland lost what looked to be a battle of ineptitude 22-14.Early risers might have been fooled initially by the final score into thinking it was a close game, but don't be mistaken, this was an ugly one overall for both sides.Despite the lack of entertainment value, one player stood out as the hero of the game.That man would be Raiders' quarterback Carson Palmer.For all the questions surrounding him, his age, his injuries, the conspicuous absence of offensive firepower and the apparent determination of some of his teammates to hand over the game, Palmer managed to keep the Raiders in it until the bitter end with his 297 yards and one touchdown in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter.Even a collapsing offensive line as the clock wound down d...
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The Oakland Raiders received a lot of discouraging medical news on Tuesday. Not only did wide receiver Jacoby Ford undergo foot surgery that might end his season, but starting cornerback Ronald Bartell sustained a broken shoulder blade in Monday's loss to San Diego, according to ESPN.com. Bartell's injury will not require surgery, and he could be back in 4-6 weeks. The...
According to John Glennon of the Tennessean, the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer plans on playing with a cast on his broken hand this week.
SDiego Union-Trib reports Chargers starting CB Q. Jammer underwent surg. for broken hand Tue, but expects to play w cast against #Titans.
— John Glennon (@glennonsports) September 12, 2012
The beachfront home where former NFL linebacker Junior Seau killed himself has been sold for nearly $2 million.
The North County Times reports the two-story, three-bedroom home in Oceanside was recently sold for $1.97 million. It was listed in late July for almost $2.3 million.
Seau bought the house for $3.2 million in 2005.
The former San Diego Chargers linebacker was 43 when...
San Diego Chargers Tight End, Antonio Gates, ran to to the team's locker room midway through the 3rd Quarter with a rib injury but was able to return shortly after.
Plain and simple Antonio Gates is a constant injury concern. Luckily, it seems he escaped any serious damage with this rib problem.
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.
Raiders receiver Jacoby Ford has opted to have surgery on his injured foot. He is out indefinitely.Fantasy Spin:Ford's absence should open the door for Rod Streater to play a larger role in the Oakland passing attack. He caught four passes including a two-yard touchdown in the season opener Monday night versus the Chargers.
Coming off a key division win over their rivals in Oakland on Monday night, the Chargers had reason to be happy today, even as one of their defensive starters received news that no player wants to hear, with cornerback Quentin Jammer diagnosed as having broken his hand during the contest.
Although the normal course of action to treat such an injury would likely include plenty of...
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 [...]
I already covered this game, but I recently learned something about NFL history.On September 10, 1978, the Raiders won a game against the Chargers in the most amazing manner-- an offensive fumble recovery for a touchdown.Even back then, NFL rules limited forward passes to once per play and only from behind the line of scrimmage. If the ball hit the ground, it was considered incomplete...
Former NFL Fullback Lorenzo Neal joins Rob and Amy to recap the opening weekend in the NFL.