Although the Chiefs are 2-10, the Raiders will be rooting for their rivals to beat the Cleveland Browns. The more wins the Raiders have, the lower their first round draft pick will be.
It’s been a tough week for the Oakland Raiders. They’ve lost two games in four days. Head coach Dennis Allen left the team to be with his father who died from a heart attack. The team has suffered six straight losses with no end in sight.
The Denver Broncos are the 2012 AFC West Champions and have won seven in a row. Led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, the team is playoff bound and a few more wins will ensure the team of a first round bye. It’ll be a huge challenge for the Raiders to try to win this game.
The Raiders continue to have many key players on the injured list. Once again they’ll be without running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson. The Saints have few injuries and with a nearly full roster, they’ll be a tough challenge for the Silver and Black
With high powered passing offenses and poor defenses, Sunday’s game between the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints could be very interesting. More injuries mean that an already limited roster will make things even more difficult for the Silver and Black.
The Oakland Raiders are looking at themselves in the mirror and trying to take accountability for their many shortcomings both offensively and defensively. The person who has to take some of the responsibility is head coach Dennis Allen.
Without running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, the Raiders offense will be pass heavy. Also without Richard Seymour and Shawntae Spencer, the Raiders are limited on defense. Will the healthy players be able to fill their big shoes?
The Raiders have 16 players in the injury list while the Bucs have only four. But Tampa Bay is missing left guard Carl Nicks who is a big part of the Bucs offense. Can the Raiders defense exploit his absence?
Things have gotten so bad for the running game of the Oakland Raiders that quarterback Carson Palmer is currently the third-leading rusher on the entire team. That looks even worse when you realize that Palmer has only 26 yards rushing this year thanks to scrambling around. Where-oh-where has the Raiders’ run game gone?
Richard Seymour has seen a lot during his long time in the NFL, but now he sees a lot of younger players looking up to him for advice and leadership.
The Oakland Raiders have a bye week this time around and it is coming right when they need it. a Growing injury list including Darrius Heyward-Bey, Darren McFadden, and Shawntae Spencer has the silver and black needing some R & R.
If someone asked you to name the top five quarterbacks of all-time, you’d get many different answers. If asked the top five NFL punters, you might get some confused looks. But despite not showing up in box scores, Shane Lechler has made a great case for being one of those elite men who can give his team an advantage when it comes to field position.