Found November 16, 2012 on
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The Raiders aren't going to win this week but, with all the RB injuries, Palmer is going to put up some numbers.
After a rough Week 10, I'm sitting at 92-54-1. Who wants to keep track of a tie.
Let's see if I can turn this around this week.
Arizona at Atlanta - The Cards need to get some production from the QB position if they want any chance to make playoff this season.
The Falcons finally lost a game, which isn't a huge surprise. The Saints have an amazing offense and terrible defense. The Falcons will probably end up around 14 wins, the big question is how they will do in the postseason.
Cleveland at Dallas - The Browns are off their bye week and still don't have the talent to win in the NFL. Their offensive coordinator said that Weeden has to prove he is the QB of the future in these final weeks. The Browns can't wait for him to develop as he pushes 30.
The Cowboys have talent, they just can't pull it call toge...
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Dennis Allen is the 18th head coach for the Oakland Raiders, but in his first year, his 3-6 team is struggling. However, before he landed in Oakland, and prior to Allen being with the Denver Broncos in 2011, he learned his trade in New Orleans as a defensive backs coach.
Allen sat down with the Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News to talk about his time in New Orleans.
The Raiders aren't winning many real football games but their starters should put up some big fantasy numbers this week.
Here's a quick look at some Week 11 Starters. You know the obvious choices, here are some to consider.
- Carson Palmer - The Raiders have no running backs healthy, the Saints are going to put up 50 and have no defense. This all points...
The Oakland Raiders will be without running backs Darren
McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) and defensive lineman Richard Seymour
(knee/hamstring) when they take on the New Orleans Saints today, while wide
receiver Darius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) and safety Tyvon Branch (neck) are
questionable to play, according to the team’s injury report.
McFadden and Goodson both...
Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Sunday. SOURCE: Jerry McDonald, Oakland TribuneFantasy Spin:Heyward-Bey injured his right hamstring in Wednesday's practice. His game is speed-based so even if he does play he'll likely be extremely limited. Rod Streater and Derek Hagan are the next guys up.
At this point of the season, I’m not looking at the glass half full, or half empty. I’m just wondering who drank my beer. For the first time this season, I failed to watch the entire Raiders game. After the 3rd quarter, my heart just could not take it anymore. I had to turn it off. I knew how it [...]
Current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden always generates interest at this time of the year when it appears that coaching vacancies will be opening up. Last week, a rumor surfaced that Gruden was interviewing prospects for a possible coaching staff and his return to the sidelines in 2013 was inevitable. It now appears that Jon Gruden will return to the sidelines of the Oakland Raiders, the...
Oakland tight end Brandon Myers has passed his concussion tests and should be ready to play Sunday against New Orleans according to the Contra Costa Times.Fantasy Spin:Myers has emerged as one of quarterback Carson Palmer's favorite targets this season with 44 catches in nine games. Teams have been shredding the Saints' defense all season so as long as Myers doesn't suffer...
Four Raiders and one Bengal have been fined $26,250 each for fighting in last Sunday's game.
Cincinnati tackle Andrew Whitworth and Oakland defensive linemen Desmond Bryant, Lamarr Houston,
Tommy Kelly and Matt Shaughnessy drew the fines Friday.
Also fined for actions in other games were Texans defensive end J.J. Watt $15,750 for roughing the passer after he struck Lions quarterback...
The Oakland Raiders backfield has been struck by the injury bug. RB Darren McFadden (ankle) will likely not play this week when the Raiders host the New Orleans Saints. Earlier this week Fox Sports insider Jay Glazer reported that the Raiders initially thought that McFadden would be out 2-4 weeks while dealing with his high ankle sprain. He will not play this week and should be considered...
New Orleans Saints (4-5) at Oakland Raiders (3-6)
The Saints are overrated. Yes, they knocked off Atlanta, but Dallas, Carolina, Washington, and Oakland almost did so. Their defense is still a joke. Because of their defense, they rank 28th in yards per play differential and 25th in rate of sustaining drives differential. Their defense ranks dead last in both of those metrics. The...
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports mentions that the Raiders initially believed RB Darren McFadden would be 2-4 weeks because a high-ankle sprain.
Since then, Oakland hasn’t offered up a timetable for his return and haven’t even ruled him out for Week 10, even though the consensus is that he miss Sunday’s game against the Saints.
High-ankle sprains typically require 2-4 weeks...