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.
After their 37-6 defeat to the Denver Broncos, the Oakland Raiders aren’t receiving good grades for Week Four. Oakland trailed Denver on virtually every stat on the score sheet.
Both the Broncos and Raiders have depleted rosters, but it may be the Silver and Black that are hurt more by the injury report.
Carson Palmer almost had his career cut short by an unmovable president that was not willing to compromise on a deal. With that situation finally settled, Palmer has moved on to Oakland and is flourishing as leader of the Raiders.
The Steelers have more depth and despite missing some big names like key defenders James Harrison and Troy Polamalu, but they’ll still be a tough challenge for an Oakland team which ranks near the bottom on both offense and defense.
Special teams, along with several other Silver and Black units are banged up. A struggling Miami Dolphins offer an opportunity for Oakland to get their first win, but it will be dependent on the Raiders bench stepping up in key areas.
With core offensive weapons missing on both sides of the ball—wide receiver Jacoby Ford for Oakland, running back Ryan Mathews for San Diego—defensive coordinators are licking their chops. The offensive coordinators are left scratching their heads as they adjust their game plans around unknown entities on the bench.
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