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Team Grades: Raiders Play Close Again, But No Win Yet

Overall, the Oakland Raiders played a solid game against one of the best teams in the NFL for the second week in a row. But the Silver & Black still don’t have a win in 2014, and that falls on the defense again. The offense is showing life; the defense just is painful to watch every time out.

10/20/2014

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 12:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders drops back to pass against the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum on October 12, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Grades: Raiders Can’t Hold On In 4th Vs. Chargers

The 2014 Oakland Raiders cam every close to getting their first win of the season on Sunday. In fact, they held the lead in the second half for the first time all season. But in the end, the San Diego Chargers’ offense was too much for the Silver & Black’s defense, and the Chargers escaped with a 31-28 victory over the Raiders.

10/13/2014

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Studs & Duds: Raiders’ Bright Spots Hard To Find In 0-4 Start To Season

The Oakland Raiders have plenty of duds to explore so far in the young 2014 season, but it’s tough to find some studs in the debacle that has contributed to an 0-4 start to the year. The Silver & Black just don’t have much to highlight right now, which means it’s going to be a long season.

10/03/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28:  Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins is tackled by  Tarell Brown #23 of the Oakland Raiders during the NFL match between the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on September 28, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Team Grades: Raiders Stink Up Wembley In Every Way Possible

The Oakland Raiders continued their up-down season on Sunday in London against the Miami Dolphins, and unfortunately, this was another down week for the Silver & Black as they lost to the Miami Dolphins, 38-14. Nothing went right for Oakland, and the team is now 0-4 this season heading into their bye week.

KHTK Sports 1140–09/29/2014

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Team Grades: Raiders’ Valiant Effort Comes Up Just Short

The Oakland Raiders were driving for the tying touchdown against the New England Patriots on the road late in the fourth quarter when disaster struck: a deflected interception ended the game with the Raiders coming up short, 16-9. The defense did its job for once; the offense did not.

09/22/2014

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Raiders Defense Fails In Home Opener Against Texans

It was an ugly, ugly day for the Oakland Raiders in their 2014 home opener, as the offense couldn’t get anything going until late, and the defense did a Swiss cheese impression from the opening whistle.

09/15/2014

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Raiders Are Healthy Heading Into Week 1 Of The 2014 NFL Season

When you’re picked by everyone to finish last in your division, it’s a good thing to be heading into Week 1 of the NFL season with a healthy roster.

09/05/2014

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 22:   Sebastian Janikowski #11 of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 22, 2013 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Janikowski Looks To Bounce Back From Rough 2013

Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has done a lot of changing during his 15-year NFL career. He’s gone from being the brash, hard-living, party-chasing kid out of Florida State who made headlines for all the wrong […]

KHTK Sports 1140–08/04/2014

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 29: Andre Caldwell #12 of the Denver Broncos catches a pass over Chimdi Chekwa #35 and Charles Woodson #24 of the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Oakland Team Grades: Raiders Flunk Final Season Test Against Broncos

The Oakland Raiders didn’t score until the final five minutes of the game Sunday against the conference’s best team, while the defense put the offense in a big hole early.

12/30/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 22: Quarterback Matt McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders sits on the ground against the San Diego Chargers in the second half at Qualcomm Stadium on December 22, 2013 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 26-13. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Raiders Fade In Second Half, Poor Team Grades Result In Loss Against Chargers

The Oakland Raiders kicked a tying field goal with just 10 seconds left in the first half against the San Diego Chargers on the road at Qualcomm Stadium, but the home team dominated the second half as the Silver and Black could do nothing noteworthy on offense in the 26-13 loss.

12/23/2013

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 06: Wide receiver Rod Streater #80 of the Oakland Raiders picks up 8 yards and a first down against cornerback Derek Cox #22 of the San Diego Chargers in the first quarter on October 06, 2013 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders won 27-17. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Raiders Can Play Spoiler For Chargers’ Playoff Hopes On Sunday

The underachieving San Diego Chargers are 7-7 and just one game out of a postseason slot in the AFC hierarchy, so when the Oakland Raiders travel south this weekend, they have a chance to bury the Bolts in 2013.

12/17/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 8: Matt McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders looks to pass in front of DeMario Davis #56 of the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Raiders Struggle In New York Again As Big Mistakes Prove Costly

The Oakland Raiders fell to 4-9 on the season with a 37-27 loss on the road against the New York Jets today, thanks to the usual defensive lapses and one big special-teams breakdown.

12/09/2013

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