Found January 01, 2012 on NBC Bay Area:
In the end, the Oakland Raiders had no one to blame but themselves. On the final day of the regular season the Raiders had a wide-open door to the playoffs but tripped over their own feats and fell flat, losing 38-26 Sunday to the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum. Even if the Raiders had scored the victory, the officials seemingly would have called a penalty and brought it back, anyway. It was just that kind of game and that kind of season. Needing a victory over the Chargers and a Broncos loss to the Chiefs in Denver to win the AFC West, the Raiders watched the Chiefs do their part but couldn’t get a victory themselves. The 8-8 Broncos earn the division title and go to the playoffs because of a tiebreaker – better record vs. common opponents -- over the 8-8 Raiders. Earlier in the day, the Raiders had seen their wild-card hopes also disappear. Sunday’s outcome in Oakland was a hard one to stomach for Raiders players, coaches and fans. After winning three straight games to improv...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Carson Palmer Calls Season With Oakland Raiders A FAILURE

Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer calls his first season with the Raiders A FAILURE, after the team was unable to make the NFL playoffs.According to San Francisco Chronicle, Palmer was asked if the mid-season trade for him, at the cost of a first-round pick and a second-rounder, WAS A FAILURE?:It was this year. It didn't work out for us this year. I always feel like...

Carson Palmer states the obvious: This season was a failure

When the Raiders decided to trade their 2012 first-round draft pick for Carson Palmer in the middle of the season, it was all about winning now, which meant the move would only make sense if Palmer could lead the Raiders to the playoffs. And Palmer didn’t lead the Raiders to the playoffs. So when Palmer…

Palmer considers Raiders' season a failure after loss to Chargers

Carson Palmer had an up and down first season with the Raiders, and he declared the season a failure after a bitter loss to the Chargers in the season finale.

Raiders May Make More Moves Than Expected

After finishing an 8-8 season, the Oakland Raiders have a lot of important decisions to make regarding the future of the organization. Of course the most important decision being who will act as G.M. to replace the late Al Davis, not only as a leader but as a personal director. The Raiders also have to decide what kind of changes need to be taken to the coaching staff, as well as...

Bengals Get Oakland’s Pick at No. 17

The Carson Palmer trade didn’t bring the bounty some Bengals fans had hoped for (the best case scenario was two first rounders), but with a Raiders loss yesterday, the Bengals are still staring at a valuable pick at No. 17 (according to SB Nation). ESPN’s ScoutsInc. has Oklahoma QB Landry Jones ranked there, but Penn [...]

Steelers Will Be Rooting For “Tebow Magic”

Undoubtedly, the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-4) will be pulling for the Cincinnati Bengals (9-6) to get their tenth win of the season against the Baltimore Ravens (11-4) on Sunday. Accompanied with a Steelers’ victory over the Cleveland Browns will result in a first round bye and a home field divisional playoff game. However, if the Bengals are unable to pull out a victory then the...

Raiders come up short, 38-26

The Raiders' playoff hopes ended with a 38-26 loss at home to San Diego. Fantasy Spin: Carson Palmer put up huge numbers, throwing for 417 yards and 2 scores. Darrius Heyward-Bey led Raider receivers with 9 catches for 130 yards and a score, and Denarius Moore added 101 yards on 3 catches. Kevin Boss (3 rec., 33 yds.) had the other TD reception for Oakland. Michael Bush had 66...

Raiders Defense Coordinator Bresnahan, Times Up

For the Oakland Raiders after loosing a chance at the playoff spot and the AFC title this past Sunday with a loss to the San Diego Chargers 38-26. Hue Jackson started by first putting most of the blame on his players, in disgust. Having finishing the season 8-8 was simply unsatisfactory to the Jackson and quarterback Carson Palmer [...]
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.