Young players must develop for the Raiders to end losing streak

Safety Charles Woodson and kicker Sebastian Janikowski skewed the average age of the roster last year, but he Oakland Raiders are actually a young team. The anchors of the offense and defense are just 24, with quarterback Derek Carr leading the offense and defensive end Khalil Mack anchoring the defense. If the Raiders are going to break from the losing ways of the last 12 years...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Longest Division Title Droughts for Each Division

The 2015 NFL season is upon us and a number of teams hope to shock the world by having their best season in years. The ultimate goal for NFL teams is a Super Bowl title, but for some, a playoff appearance or division title would constitute a successful season. With the start of the regular season less than a month away, here’s a look at the longest division championship drought...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Only two Raiders land on's All-AFC West team

Oakland is finally getting around to replenishing its roster talent.Perhaps they're a season away from dominating all-star lists like's recent All-AFC West one. According to NFL Media's Dave Damashek, only two current Raiders would start on a divisional dream team.Those Raiders are new center Rodney Hudson and veteran kicker Sebastian Janikowski. Absent from the team is Oakland...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s second-tier kickers

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Five worst moves made by Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie

Earlier this week, the Oakland Raiders did a piece on their website that detailed how every player on the 90 man roster had been added to the Silver and Black. In reviewing the list, the first thing you notice is the fact that only five players currently on the team are leftovers from the Al Davis era, Sebastian Janikowski, Khalif Barnes, Taiwan Jones, Jon Condo and Marcel Reece...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Extra-point changes don't phase Raiders specialists

Move the point-after attempt back all you want. Raiders long-snapper Jon Condo says he still plans on converting it with kicker Sebastian Janikowski."Whether we kick the ball from the two or the 15, I still have to do the same thing,” Condo told the team's official website. “I still have to snap the ball eight yards, Seabass (Janikowski) still has to put it through the uprights...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio Already “Changing” the Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders new head coach Jack Del Rio (L) speaks during a news conference as Raiders owner Mark Davis looks on on January 16, 2015 in Alameda, California. The Oakland Raiders announced the hiring of Jack Del Rio as their new head coach. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) New Raiders’ coach Jack Del Rio hasn’t even coached his first training camp practice yet, but...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders kicker Janikowski thinks Del Rio was the right hire

Sebastian Janikowski has seen his fair share of coaches in his 15-year run in Oakland. Some were fits -- others, not so much.He thinks his ninth coach fits in the former category, and not the latter."I see changes," Janikowski told Inside Bay Area. "The atmosphere, the way players are in meetings is totally different. He makes players relaxed but he's demanding."Janikowski joined...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy Sebastian Janikowski’s 2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class — $43,500

You have to hand it to Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski. Despite being stuck in what is literally a black hole of a franchise, the man has reaped the benefits of being the team’s consistent source of points for 15 seasons. And with that responsibility comes a rather nice salary, so it’s not all bad for this Raider. He’s so well off that he doesn’t even need this badass...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Interview with cover32 Raiders writer Walter Spargo

Back in 2012, I was writing for the now defunct Sports Fans News and I had the opportunity to do my first Raider Nation spotlight piece with someone our readers are quite familiar with, Walter Spargo. It took place just before the Oakland Raiders traveled to Denver to take on the Broncos. And, as I’m sure most of Raider Nation can attest, it was a really rough loss. A really, really...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders sign K Giorgio Tavecchio

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent kicker Giorgio Tavecchio. The move, which the team announced Tuesday, will give Oakland an offseason backup to Sebastian Janikowski. Tavecchio played one preseason game for the Raiders last summer, kicking a pair of 47-yard field goals against Seattle. He has also spent time in training camps with San Francisco, Green...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders become the laughing stock of the NCAA championship game

The Oakland Raiders are used to being mocked by other teams in the NFL. After a decade of terrible teams, the Raiders are commonly the butt of jokes around the league. But after three years in which the team only won 11 games, the trash talking is reaching all new levels. It has gotten so bad that the Raiders became the laughing stock of the college football championship game even...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sebastian Janikowski is back, but could he have holder issues again in 2015?

Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski had one of the worst years of his career in 2013. But in 2014, the Polish Cannon rebounded putting up the sixth best field goal percentage of his 14 year career. What was the difference? Well the Raiders decided to splurge and spend $8 million on a holder for Seabass. Ok, so they really spent that $8 million on Matt Schaub to be the quarterback...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders haven't been good on the road since 2011

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders salvaged a little something from this season by winning their final three home games. Yet they've remained one of the NFL's worst road teams since 2011 and are down to their final shot at rectifying that problem this year. It's something interim coach Tony Sparano has wrestled with all season. The Raiders have tried altering when they practice...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders knock Bills out of playoffs with 26-24 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) One week after shutting down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to move into playoff contention, the Buffalo Bills came up short against rookie Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders. Carr threw two touchdown passes, Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals, and the Raiders knocked the Bills from playoff contention with a 26-24 victory Sunday. The...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Carr throws 2 TDs as Raiders knock out Bills

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes and Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals to help the Oakland Raiders knock the Buffalo Bills from playoff contention with a 26-24 victory Sunday. The Bills (8-7) needed to win their final two games and get some help to end the NFL's longest active playoff drought at 14 seasons. But they failed at the easiest part, beating...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders knock out Bills with 26-24 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes and Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals to help the Oakland Raiders knock the Buffalo Bills from playoff contention with a 26-24 victory Sunday. The Bills (8-7) needed to win their final two games and get some help to end the NFL's longest active playoff drought at 14 seasons. But they failed at the easiest part...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders haven't needed much from Janikowski

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) For years Sebastian Janikowski has been the saving grace whenever the Oakland Raiders' offense stalled. The veteran kicker repeatedly bailed the team out with his powerful leg, setting numerous franchise records along the way. He's about to establish another team record - though it's clearly one he'd rather do without. With two games left before the Raiders...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Game recap: Raiders vs Chiefs

The Raiders once again come off of a signature, dramatic home win in typical Raider fashion of late by laying a big rotten egg on the road, this time against the Chiefs. There is a pattern developing with this team of late and if that pattern holds true, the the Raiders should finish the season at 3-13 with a win next week at home against the Buffalo Bills and a blowout loss ot the...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders-Chiefs Capsule

OAKLAND (2-11) at KANSAS CITY (7-6) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Chiefs by 12 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 7-6, Kansas City 9-4 SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 57-52-2 LAST MEETING - Raiders beat Chiefs 24-20, Nov. 20, 2014 LAST WEEK - Raiders beat 49ers 24-13; Chiefs lost to Cardinals 17-14 AP PRO32 RANKING - Raiders No. 27, Chiefs No. 14 RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders doing their best to ruin the playoff hopes for others

The two wins for the Oakland Raiders this season have been big ones. Rather than coming against lackluster teams who are struggling themselves, the Raiders have taken down to playoff contenders in the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Well, at least they were playoff contenders before they came to the Oakland Coliseum to take on the Raiders. Both teams went from being right...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the old Seabass back? Sebastian Janikowski quietly having a solid year

The Oakland Raiders have not used kicker Sebastian Janikowski much at all this season. We are well past the mid way point of the year but Janikowski only has half of the number of attempts as he did in 2013. This is in large part due to the fact that the Raiders have the best touchdown percentage in the redzone of any team in the league. Part of it is that there have been large stretches...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Sebastian Janikowski

While it was anything but for Florida State University athletics, it was a quiet week for former Seminoles playing professional sports. As a result, the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of December 1st through the 7th goes to a NFL placekicker. The longest field goal made in the NFL in Week 14 and the third longest this season belonged to former Florida State...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Notable Raiders vs Broncos rivalry facts

Since I’m extermemly stoked and restless waiting to get to Oakland and tailgate with my Senior Editor, I thought I’d kill some time by noting some high points in the Raiders/Broncos rivalry. Enjoy: These two former AFL teams have played 109 games against each other, including the playoffs. The Raiders lead the all time series 60-47-2 including the playoffs. The teams are tied...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: First-Round Picks, Bears, Cardinals, Rams, Redskins

First-Round Picks Dane Burgler of CBS posted an updated count of first-round picks still on the team that drafted them now that the Packers have waived OT Derek Sherrod. 2010: 28 2009: 11 2008: 10 2007: 10 2006: 10 2005: 4 2004: 5 2003: 3 2002: 0 2001: 1 (Reggie Wayne) 2000: 1 (Sebastian Janikowski) Bears The Bears are moving Jordan Mills from right tackle to left guard....
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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