Raiders Take A Few Steps Forward But Many Steps Backward In Disappointing 2012 SeasonThis was supposed to be a year where the Raiders would finally have a winning season and possibly challenge for a playoff spot. But under new head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie, the team's rebuilding efforts were largely unsuccessful. A few players showed promise but overall, it was a frustrating season for the organization and the team's long suffering fans.
It's Official: Terrelle Pryor Makes His First Career Start Against The ChargersAfter almost a week of waiting, head coach Dennis Allen makes it official by naming Terrelle Pryor as his starting quarterback in Sunday's finale at San Diego. Pryor hasn't started a game since he won the 2011 Sugar Bowl while at Ohio State. Cornerback Philip Adams is on injured reserve with a groin injury and has been replaced by Brandian Ross.
Raiders Leaning Toward Starting Matt Leinart In Sunday's Finale At San DiegoWith quarterback Carson Palmer out for the final game with cracked ribs, competition begins in earnest for the starting quarterback job between backups Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor. Indications are that Pryor will get more than three plays, but the bulk of the playing time will go to Leinart. The Raiders were also shut out of the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2003.
Terrelle Pryor Should Get More Playing Time In Raiders' FinaleWith the Raiders mired in another losing season, now is the time for quarterback Terrelle Pryor to get his chance to prove to his coaches and the fans what he can do. The Raiders are guaranteed a top five pick in the upcoming NFL draft so there's nothing to lose by playing him. In fact, a loss by the team only helps to ensure a better draft pick.
Raiders Listless Against Panthers in 17-6 LossThe Oakland Raiders lost again to fall to 4-11 Sunday. Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer was injured during the game and the team didn't play any better with backup QB Matt Leinart. Few positives can be found after the Raiders lost their 10th straight game in the Eastern time zone.
Raiders Finally End The Losing StreakSix straight losses was enough for the Raiders, who finally are back in the win column. Oakland improved to 4-10 and ensured they will not have the top draft pick in 2013. More importantly, the Raiders are looking for some consistency with two games remaining.
Matt Leinart: College Superstar, Professional UnderachieverThe NFL career of Matt Leinart has been rather forgettable. The former Heisman Trophy winner has more notoriety as a ladies man. Leinart has suffered three season-ending injuries since 2006. This is his first season with the Raiders.
Raiders Will Audition Young Players And Look Ahead To Next SeasonThe 3-10 Oakland Raiders have three games left on the schedule. Owner Mark Davis has already expressed his frustration with the team's struggles over the last month and the status of head coach Dennis Allen is in question. Many speculate Allen could get fired if he does not end the losing streak.
Raiders Downward Spiral ContinuesIt'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.
Raiders Suffer Worst Losing Streak In Five Years, Fall to 3-9The Oakland Raiders fell again, this time to the Cleveland Browns. Oakland has lost five straight to drop to 3-9. It's the first losing season for the team since 2009 and its worst losing streak since 2007.
Bad Weather Survival Guide to Tailgating in OaklandIf you’re heading to the Coliseum, be prepared for rain and cold.
Raiders Might See Return of McFadden and Goodson For First Time In Nearly A MonthRunning backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson finally returned to practice after missing three games with high ankle sprains. They won't see teammate Rolando McClain who has been suspended without pay for two games for conduct detrimental to the team. The Browns have various injuries but their key players should all be active this Sunday.
Rolando McClain Might Soon Be An Ex-RaiderTroubled linebacker Rolando McClain was absent from practice Wednesday for "team related issues." McClain has been a major disappointment and has seen his playing time drastically reduced since the first month of the season. Running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson returned to practice for the first time in nearly a month.
Raiders Need To Look Forward To Next YearThe Raiders have assured themselves of another mediocre season with their eighth loss. As professionals, the players owe it to themselves, the organization, and most importantly the fans to play with some pride the final five games.
Raiders Reach New Low Getting Blown Out In CincinnatiThe Oakland Raiders have now lost four straight after they got embarrassed Sunday by the Bengals, 34-10. It was just ugly and there's no way to sugarcoat how poorly the team is playing during this stretch. Frustrations boiled over with a bench-clearing brawl in the fourth quarter.