McGloin, Jennings, Defense Get High Grades In Road Win Over TexansThrust into his first NFL start, quarterback Matt McGloin threw for three touchdowns against Houston on Sunday to lead the Raiders to their first road win of the 2013 season.
Jacoby Ford Still Out, Janikowski Probable As Raiders Hope Dolphins Don't Add Insult To InjurySpecial 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.
Raiders Make Preparations To Face the Dolphins In The Miami HeatThe Raiders have a number of obstacles to overcome if they're to win their first game. They need a new long snapper, one of their receivers had surgery and is gone for several months, and the heat and humidity of Miami poses a challenge. Luckily, the offense will likely be more balanced with the likely return of wide receiver Denarius Moore.
Key Offensive Injuries On Both Sides Present Challenges, Opportunities For Raiders-ChargersWith 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.
Raiders Wide Receiver Ford Expects To Play Against ChargersRaiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford made it through a third straight practice without any setbacks and expects to play in Oakland's regular-season finale against San Diego.
McFadden, Ford Do Some Jogging, Still DoubtfulOakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden did some light jogging Tuesday but it remains uncertain whether he'll play again this season after being sidelined with an ankle injury since mid-October.
McFadden, Ford Still OutOakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden and wide receiver Jacoby Ford missed practice Monday, leaving both questionable for this weekend's game in Minnesota.
Audio: Oakland Raiders Rookie Denarius Moore Talks With Grant Napear
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Audio: Jacoby For Says He's Looking Forward To More Improvement This Season
Audio: The Grant Napear Show - August 18, 2011