Injury Report: Raiders Still Wounded As Final Weekend ApproachesThe Oakland Raiders have one more game in 2014 before they pack it in for the winter, and many of the same players still have injuries either keeping them out of practice or game day itself. The best news is that rookie quarterback Derek Carr is ready to go for Sunday after experiencing an undisclosed illness.
Five Things: Chiefs-Raiders Thursday Night RoundupThe Oakland Raiders upset the Kansas City Chiefs last night 24-20 for their first win of the season. With the loss, the Chiefs (7-4) are no longer tied atop the AFC West with the Broncos.
Team Grades: Any Given Thursday? Raiders Finally Win First Game Of 2014The old adage is that on any given Sunday, the worst team in the league can beat the best team. Well, on Thursday night, the Oakland Raiders finally won their first game of the season, beating the Kansas City Chiefs at the Coliseum. The Chiefs were tied for the AFC West division lead and had won five straight games, while the Silver & Black had gone more than a year without winning a game. On any given Thursday?
Team Grades: Another "Almost" For The Raiders Against The ChargersThe Oakland Raiders fell to 0-10 this season with their 16th consecutive loss overall, dating back to 2013. The 13-6 loss to the San Diego Chargers on the road was a closely fought contest, with the Silver & Black having one last chance—late in the fourth quarter—to tie it up. But it was not to be.
Team Grades: Raiders Can't Sustain Strong Start Against BroncosThe Oakland Raiders are 0-9 this season, and the Silver & Black have now lost their last 15 games dating back to the 2013 season. Is there any win in sight? Not as long as the defense continues to stink...and the offense continues to struggle. No one is really doubting the effort of the 2014 Raiders, but the results just aren't there.
How The Raiders Improve For 2015 Since This Season Is Lost AlreadyRegardless of whether the Oakland Raiders win a game this season or not, the year is lost. It's time to look at next season's roster, anticipating that a new general manager and a new permanent coach will be in charge of the Silver & Black for 2015 and beyond.
Raiders Offense Needs To Stay Wide Open Going Forward In 2014In Week Six, the Oakland Raiders' offense set season-high marks in total yards, passing yards and rushing yards. If this is Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano's plan for staying competitive with a bad defense, it's not necessarily a bad plan. Rookie quarterback Derek Carr had his best game of the year against San Diego, and the sky is the limit for the youngster going forward this 2014 season.
Grades: Raiders Can't Hold On In 4th Vs. ChargersThe 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.
Studs & Duds: Raiders' Bright Spots Hard To Find In 0-4 Start To SeasonThe 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.
Raiders Defense Fails In Home Opener Against TexansIt 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.
Same Old Story For Raiders: Close, But No CigarThe Oakland Raiders defense bent a lot on Sunday in New York, but it didn't break much. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough for rookie QB Derek Carr to get a win in his first NFL start as the Jets won the game, 19-14.
The Derek Carr Era Has Begun For The Oakland RaidersWith the announcement late Monday that Derek Carr would the Oakland Raiders starting quarterback for their Week 1 matchup against the New York Jets on the road, it's clear another new era has begun for the Silver & Black.
Raiders Sign WR James Jones To 3-Year Deal