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The Oakland Raiders (1-3) will take on the San Diego Chargers (2-2) Sunday at the O.co Coliseum. Kickoff has been moved to 8:35 PM. The game is sure to be a close one, as both teams have strong and weak components.
Oakland’s quarterback Terrelle Pryor will return for Sunday’s game, after recovering from a concussion. This will be one advantage for the Raiders, after fill-in quarterback Matt Flynn’s less than satisfactory performance against the Washington Redskins last week.
What will be some other advantages for the Raiders? In last week’s game, Rashad Jennings took over much of Oakland’s offense. He caught eight passed for 71 yards and had 45 rushing yards. This performance has put Jennings at the front of Oakland’s rushing force. With running back Darren McFadden still suffering from a hamstring injury, can Rashad Jennings perform as well as he did against the Redskins?
A downfall for the Chargers that will help the Raiders? The Chargers give up a lot of yards every game, the most in the AFC. If Oakland’s offense can work with this weakness, we may see a victory from the Raiders.
However, the Chargers have some positive components, the main one being their quarterback Philip Rivers. He is the league’s second highest rated quarterback, and just in September, he threw 11 touchdowns. Raider’s quarterbacks Pryor and Flynn have combined for only 3 touchdowns this season. Rivers is becoming a stronger player with each game, and his performances get increasingly better.
What are some more challenges for Oakland? Their defense, for one. The Raiders’ defense can hold its own, but unfortunately they can’t seem to hold onto the ball. They are one of only two teams who have yet to record a interception for the 2013 season.
With both teams having positive and negative issues, we can expect an interesting game this Sunday. As long as the Raiders can control San Diego’s Philip Rivers, they have every potential to secure the win.
BEST OF MAXIM
According to Mike Silver of the NFL Network, if free agent quarterback Josh Freeman signs with the Raiders, it will be as a starter over Terrelle Pryor.
If Josh Freeman goes to Oakland, it’d be as a starter over Terrelle Pryor @MikeSilver says.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 6, 2013
This makes absolutely no sense to me. Freeman’s completion percentage has been...
The Oakland Raiders may want to tread lightly when it comes to Josh Freeman and Terrelle Pryor.
According to Mike Silver of the NFL Network, if Freeman does indeed signs with the Raiders, it will be as a starter over Terrelle Pryor.
If Josh Freeman goes to Oakland, it'd be as a starter over Terrelle Pryor @MikeSilver says.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 6, 2013...
Today I read a story on Ha Ha Clinton Dix, who was recently suspended from the team. Well that suspension came from something that Clinton Dix did that the NCAA considers wrong. Over the summer, Clinton Dix was robbed and he needed money. He went to his strength and conditioning coach and asked if there […]
Terrelle Pryor is symptom-free and will start Sunday night’s Week 5 game against the Chargers. I am exited for Pryor, because he has been pretty surprising this year. Pryor will lead the Raiders into their 11:35 game against the Chargers which will be aired on the NFL Network. Pryor has been putting up at least 18 […]
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor will start this week after missing last week’s game with a concussion.
Pryor is symptom free, will start for Raiders vs. Chargers. Matt McGloin is backup. Flynn dropped to No. 3 QB
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) October 2, 2013
This is certainly great news after last week’s loss to the Redskins. You would have to imagine that if Pryor played, the...
Terrelle Pryor had his first National Football League start against the San Diego Chargers on December 30th of last year. He went 13 for 28 with 150 yards two touchdowns and an interception through the air and rushed 9 times for 49 yards and another score in a close 24-21 loss.
This week Pryor takes on the Chargers again and the Raiders’ new offensive coordinator Greg Olson praised...
According to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor will draw the start Sunday against the Chargers.Fantasy Spin:He's finally symptom-free after missing last week's game with a concussion. Although he hasn't piled on a ton of yardage, Pryor's running ability makes him a low-end fantasy starter.
The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders meet late on Sunday for a match-up of two AFC West teams.
San Diego won last week to even it’s record at 2-2 while Oakland is hoping that the return of Terrelle Pryor will provide them with some offense.
Coverage of the game between the Chargers and Raiders will air on the NFL Network at 11:35 pm ET. (8:35 pm PT) from Oakland...
The Oakland Raiders have announced that Terrelle Pryor will be their starting quarterback this week, which means he has passed all his concussion tests. Pryor was originally the starter before suffering a concussion two weeks ago. Pryor gives the Raiders offense a dynamic dual threat, he can make plays with his feet and his arm and has played well so far this season with not...
From Bobby Layne to Fran Tarkenton to Jim Zorn to Randall Cunningham to Michael Vick the fear for running quarterbacks was that they unnecessarily put themselves in harm’s way.
Try telling that to this new breed of zone-read-option quarterbacks such as Cam Newton Robert Griffin III Russell Wilson Colin Kaepernick and yes even Terrelle Pryor.
By the time Pryor takes the field...
The Oakland Raideres will have Terrelle Pryor under center for Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers.
“He is symptom-free, so he’s clear,” head coach Dennis Allen said on Wednesday.
The Raiders have also moved Matt Flynn, who started last week, to third string promoting undrafted rookie Matt McGloin to the backup role.
TIME CHANGE: Raiders and Chargers...
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Times, the Oakland Raiders are definitely interested in free agent quarterback Josh Freeman, but are taking their time.
The Oakland Raiders have a definite interest in Josh Freeman. Moving slowly. Cant make mistake on another QB. #mattflynn #jamarcusrussell.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) October 5, 2013
Plan for Freeman has been to wait until...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Josh Freeman’s reps have spoken with around 10 teams, but the Oakland Raiders are the most likely landing spot.
Josh Freeman’s agent has talked to at least 10 teams @RapSheet reported on GDM. Raiders are most likely destination.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 6, 2013
We mentioned earlier that if Freeman signs with the...
Raiders coach Dennis Allen made it official Wednesday: rookie Matt McGloin is now the Raiders backup quarterback and Matt Flynn is No. 3. Re Flynn: “It is what it is. It didn’t work out” Allen said.
Flynn making $6.5 million guaranteed this year was brought in by general manager Reggie McKenzie to be the starting quarterback and was beaten out by Terrelle Pryor in the preseason...
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen was asked whether he’s interested in signing Josh Freeman if he ends up clearing waivers.
“I don’t know,” Allen said, per CSNBayArea.com.v
Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olsen coached Freeman from 2009-11 during his time in Tampa.
“I’ve always been a fan of Josh as a person and a player,” Olson said after Thursday’s practice...