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Jack Del Rio on Raiders getting a big win on the road: 'We wanted to end the week 1-0 somehow'

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio got his team back in the win column while keeping the team's postseason hopes alive with a 24-21 win over the Titans. Del Rio talked about how his young team buckled down this past week and focused on getting back on track. “I am really, really proud of our guys. Real resilient.  Come on the road, a team that has been fighting, has been playing...
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David Amersons impact on the Oakland Raiders

David Amerson has been a one of the few bright spots on this Oakland Raiders defense as of late. His play has more than warranted a jump in playing time and at the moment appears to be the best cornerback on this roster. A litter back round on the player: Amerson was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. After an underwhelming start to his...
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DJ Hayden might've seen his last start as a Raiders cornerback

DJ Hayden might've lost his spot on the Raiders' defense for good. Chris Humphreys USA TODAY SportsThe Raiders finally -- and mercifully -- pulled the plug on DJ Hayden.The former first-round pick was yanked from a starting role, then a role altogther on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. He saw just five snaps in the win.It's a difficult, but prudent move for head coach Jack...
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Khalil Mack is starting to show the dominance the Raiders hoped for

When the Oakland Raiders drafted Khalil Mack, they did so because they thought he could dominate as a pass rusher. In his rookie season, that’s not exactly how things went down as Mack surprised everyone by being one of the most dominant run defenders in the league but his pass rush numbers left a lot to be desired. This year started out much the same for Mack, dominant in the...
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David Amerson and four other top stories from the Raiders win

The Oakland Raiders came out of Tennessee with a much needed victory over the Titans. It wasn’t easy, nor was it pretty but the Raiders added to their win tally on a day when that’s exactly what they were supposed to do. And for this team, you will take wins however you can get them. Here’s a look at the top five story lines from that less than beautiful win in Tennessee: David...
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Monday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr's late TD helps Oakland Raiders edge Tennessee  NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Oakland Raiders found a way to pull out a win on a wet, sloppy day. A quarterback with a little bit of experience certainly helped ... GAME NOTES: Raiders 24 Tenn 21 Check out the game notes from the Raiders come-from-behind 24-21 victory ... Oakland is now 7-7 in the Central time zone since...
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Oakland Raiders fail miserably on lateral attempt

Leave it to the Raiders to turn a potential 25-yard gain into a 10-yard loss. At the end of the first half in Sunday’s game against the Titans, the Raiders were looking for some magic, but didn’t find it. David Carr completed a pass to Seth Roberts, who got down to the 20-yard line on a nice catch-and-run before he turned around to lateral the football. A few laterals later...
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Titans vs Raiders: Rain nearly washes the Raiders season away.

The Raiders saved their season in Tennessee; barely. The offense was pretty flat compared to what it is capable of, especially against the Titans defense which has been just as suspect as the Raiders themselves. The Rain had an effect on the game for both teams as both QBs had difficulty gripping the ball. Despite the rain, this game shouldn’t have been that close, but it was....
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Amari Cooper becomes Raiders' best-ever rookie receiver

Plenty of rookie receivers have donned the Silver and Black. None has been as successful as Amari Cooper. Christopher Hanewinckel USA TODAY SportsAmari Cooper became the best rookie receiver in Oakland Raiders history  Sunday against the Titans.Cooper, the fourth overall pick in the draft, broke the Raiders' record for most receiving yards by a first-year player (771) that was...
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Raiders Promote WR Jeremy Ross To Active Roster

The Oakland Raiders have promoted WR Jeremy Ross to their active roster on Wednesday, according to the NFL transactions release. The Raiders also signed LB John Lotulelei to their practice squad. Ross, 27, originally signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of California back in 2011. He played briefly for the Colts before joining the Packers in October of 2012...
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Why the Oakland Raiders need to sign Crabtree long-term

The Oakland Raider hit a home run in signing free agent wide receiver, Michael Crabtree. During the offseason there was a lot of speculation as to whether Michael Crabtree was worth signing. Coming off of a big injury and not exactly being the type of guy you want in the locker room, teams decided to stay away. Michael Crabtree has earned a long-term deal. Mandatory Credit: Cary...
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The Raiders' latest linebacking project might end up as a star

Oakland might have a gem in fifth-round linebacker Ben Heeney. Kirby Lee USA TODAY SportsBen Heeney couldn't tell a sack from a tackle in his first preseason game.Two months later, the fifth-round rookie manned the middle of Oakland's defense. And he looked plenty comfortable in a seven-tackle debut."It was an effort-filled performance," head coach Jack Del Rio told reporters. ...
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Harbaugh: Jabrill Peppers can be 'the Willie Mays of football'

It’s been pretty clear this season that Michigan’s red-shirt freshman defensive back Jabrill Peppers is a pretty unique talent. Peppers has been utilized on defense, in the Wildcat, at wide receiver and in the return game.  Many people have compared him to former Wolverine Charles Woodson because of his ability to impact the game in every phase. But his head coach, Jim Harbaugh...
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Aldon Smith issues statement on suspension

The Oakland Raiders lost some depth at their linebacker position this week when Aldon Smith, who signed with the team after being cut from the nearby San Francisco 49ers this past summer, was suspended for one year by the NFL: NFL is suspending Raiders' LB Aldon Smith one year for his role in an Aug. 28 incident, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 17...
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NFL suspends Aldon Smith one year for substance abuse

The NFL reportedly is coming down hard on Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith. The league has suspended Smith for one year, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, following the linebacker’s Aug. 6 arrest for an alleged hit-and-run involving DUI and vandalism charges in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL Media’s Rand Getlin cited substance abuse as the reason for the suspension....
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Do the Oakland Raiders Have a Shot at the Wild Card?

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) After their loss to the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday, the Oakland Raiders have a 4-5 record, and are tied for second place in the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs. With half of the season...
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Raiders fans will follow team if it leaves Oakland

It was hard to watch shots of the Black Hole during Sunday's broadcast of the game between the Raiders and the Vikings, and not think about what those fans are going to do with the face paint and skeleton masks should the Silver & Black leave Oakland and relocate.But according to a piece by Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group, Raider Nation is likely going to follow their...
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Eddie DeBartolo reportedly interested in Raiders ownership stake

Former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo is reportedly looking into becoming a part owner of the Oakland Raiders. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported this news on Sunday morning, noting DeBartolo’s potential involvement could be a boon to the team’s efforts to relocate to Carson, Ca. There is a connection that could be tremendously profitable for the Raiders in this...
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Report: NFL getting closer to playing game in Mexico

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continues to extend the international appeal of the league. His latest move was to send a group of representatives down to Mexico last week to look into the feasibility of playing a game at Azteca Stadium in the 2016 regular season. It’s looking like the event will actually take place, too. Per to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, “the officials...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr’s rapid progression

Coming into the regular season the question on every Oakland Raider fans mind was, is Derek Carr the answer at quarterback? Eight games into the season, and it appears as if the Raiders have finally struck on a franchise quarterback after a decade of striking out. Nov 8, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks to pass against the Pittsburgh...
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The 4-4 Raiders are better than their record

Sports analysts consistently make bad predictions. With a few notable exceptions, sports analysts make predictions that come true about as often as predictions that don't. In other words, their predictive capacity is the same as a coin flip's. When it comes to the Oakland Raiders, it looks like I might have been better off flipping said coin. My preseason prediction (6-10 record...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Raider Anthony Wayne Smith convicted of murder

Former Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith was convicted on three counts of murder by a Southern California jury on Thursday. A mistrial was declared on a fourth count.Smith, who played for the Raiders from 1991 to 1997, now faces a maximum of life in prison without the possibility parole.The conviction stems from accusations that Smith shot and killed Kevin and Ricky Nettles...
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Charles Woodson makes $250K for picking off Geno Smith

Oakland Raiders defensive back Charles Woodson may be 39 and considered “old” by most, but he currently leads the NFL in interceptions with five in seven games this season. Leave it to New York Jets backup quarterback Geno Smith to gift Woodson his fifth interception, which just earned Woodson $250,000. Woodson’s contract contains a bonus incentive for accomplishing five...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders lineman on Derek Carr: ‘He’s making us all look good’

The Oakland Raiders are above .500 after eight weeks for the first time in five years, and second-year quarterback Derek Carr—who has played the position as well as anyone in the NFL over the past two weeks—is a big reason why. Carr’s four touchdown passes powered the Raiders to a 34-20 win over the New York Jets on Sunday, giving Oakland back-to-back wins and pushing the...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raiders' Taiwan Jones jukes multiple defenders on 59-yd TD

Last week, Amari Cooper took a screen pass and went 52 yards for the Oakland Raiders. This week it was Taiwan Jones that took a short pass and went all the way to the end zone for the Raiders…. Taiwan Jones put four defenders on skates for one of the prettiest 59-yard TD catch + runs you'll ever see #NYJvsOAK — NFL (@NFL) November 1, 2015  
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

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