Raiders at Jaguars NFL Week Seven Capsule



STREAKS   4 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Jack Del Rio: 0-0 Gus Bradley: 0-1
LAST WEEK L 26-10 vs. Kansas City W 17-16 at Chicago
LAST GAME 9/15/13: Jaguars 9 at Raiders 19. Oakland QB Terrelle Pryor accounts for 176 yards (126 passing, 50 rushing). Raiders RB Darren McFadden rushes for 129 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/12/10: Jaguars 38, Raiders 31. Jacksonville QB David Garrard passes for 3 TDs. Jaguars RBs Rashad Jennings and Maurice Jones-Drew combine for 210 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE Jeff Triplette
BROADCAST  CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (Field Reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Oak), 83 (Jax). XM: 381 (Oak), 226 (Jax).


PASSING Derek Carr: 151-227-1608-12-3-99.1 Blake Bortles: 118-193-1321-8-7-80.3
RUSHING DeAndre Washington (R): 42-219-5.2-0 T.J. Yeldon: 54-176-3.3-1
RECEIVING Amari Cooper: 36-585-16.3-1 Allen Robinson: 24-287-12.0-3
OFFENSE 374.0 320.0
DEFENSE 444.8 321.4
SACKS Stacy McGee: 2.5 Yannick Ngakoue (R): 4
INTs Sean Smith: 2 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Marquette King: 49.9 Brad Nortman: 49.9
KICKING Sebastian Janikowski: 38 (14/14 PAT; 8/11 FG) Jason Myers: 35 (11/11 PAT; 8/10 FG)


RAIDERS: Are 3-0 on road…QB DEREK CARR has 12 TDs, 3 INTs & ranks 3rd in AFC with 99.1 rating. Has 6 TDs, 1 INT & 100.3 rating on road. Has won 4 of past 5 starts on road, incl. 3 in row…RB LATAVIUS MURRAY has rush TD in 3 of his past 4…WR AMARI COOPER has 16 catches for 267 yards (133.5 per game) & TD (64 yards) in past 2. Aims for 3rd consecutive 100-yard rec. game & has 8 career 100-yard games. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 22 catches for 277 yards (92.3 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 on road. WR ANDRE HOLMES had TD catch last week…DE KHALIL MACK has 12 sacks in past 12. Has 8 sacks & 10 TFL in past 6 on road. LB BRUCE IRVIN has sack in 2 of past 3 on road. Since 2014, is 1 of 2 in NFL with 10+ sacks (14) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). Since entering NFL in 2007, S REGGIE NELSON is only active player with 30+ INTs (31) & 5+ sacks (6.5). Rookie S KARL JOSEPH has 33 tackles in past 4, most on team in that span…JAGUARS: Aim for 3rd consecutive win…QB BLAKE BORTLES threw GW 51-yard TD pass to WR ARRELIOUS BENN last week with 2:49 remaining. Since start of 2015, has 47 passes of 25+ yards…RB T.J. YELDON has 5 career games with 100+ scrimmage yards. RB CHRIS IVORY had rush TD last week…WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 15 rec. TDs in past 17. Since 2015, leads NFL with 17 rec. TDs. Has 10 rec. TDs in past 10 at home. WR ALLEN HURNS has 11 rec. TDs in past 18. Since 2013, TE JULIUS THOMAS has 30 rec. TDs, most by NFL TE. Has 3 rec. TDs in past 4 vs. Oak…Rookie DE YANNICK NGAKOUE aims for 5th in row with sack & leads NFL rookies with 4 sacks. Has 4 sacks, 3 FFs & INT. LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads team with 46 tackles. Had 9 tackles & sack in last meeting. S JOHNATHAN CYPRIEN had 9 tackles & FF in last game vs. Oak. LB TELVIN SMITH is 2nd on team with 40 tackles.

Raiders Handled at Home by Chiefs in 26-10 Beat Down by KC


With two weeks to stew over a lopsided loss, the Chiefs went back to basics and put together a balanced offense that allowed the running game to shine.

Spencer Ware ran for a career-high 131 yards and a touchdown, Alex Smith picked apart Oakland’s struggling defense and the Kansas City Chiefs shut out Derek Carr and the Raiders in the second half of a 26-10 victory Sunday.

“That’s the game we play,” said defensive lineman Dontari Poe, who got into the act on offense with a TD run of his own.

“You come out sometimes and it doesn’t go your way, but you got to make sure it goes your way the next time. Can’t keep on the downward spiral. You got to get it back up.”

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Done Deal ??

As you may have already seen on a number of sites and news stories, it appears that the Oakland Raiders have moved all the more closer to becoming thlas-vegas-raiderse “Las Vegas” Raiders in the very near future.  On Tuesday of this past week, the Nevada State Senate voted 16-5 in favor of a new stadium deal.  On Thursday, the Nevada State Assembly also voted in favor of the new stadium deal, almost guaranteeing a new stadium will be built.   As the bill awaits the governor’s final signature, the spotlight now turns to the Raiders’ Owner Mark Davis and his quest to relocate.  Davis has pledged to move the Raiders to Las Vegas, provided three-fourths of NFL team owners (24 of 32) approve. Under the proposal, the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson will contribute $650 million toward the stadium project, the Raiders will kick in $500 million and the remaining $750 million would be funded by bonds backed by a hotel room tax increase.

Raiders officials had indicated that if the stadium deal passed, they would present a plan and officially announce their intentions to move to Las Vegas at next week’s NFL owners meeting in Houston. A vote on relocation could come at a January owners meeting, also in Houston.  Davis issued a statement on Friday that makes it seem that the move is all set to take place, stating “I would like to thank Governor Sandoval, the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee, and the members of the Nevada Legislature on this historic day.  All members have worked extremely hard to develop and approve this tremendous stadium project that will serve as the proud new home for the entire Raider Nation.”

With public funding in his back pocket, it seems that this deal is all but done..

Stay tuned to more details on the move to Las Vegas and other RAIDERS news here on RAIDERSGAB.COM

Chiefs vs Raiders NFL Week Six Capsule



STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Andy Reid: 6-3 Jack Del Rio: 3-4
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 4: L 43-14 at Pittsburgh) W 34-31 vs. San Diego
LAST GAME 1/3/16: Raiders 17 at Chiefs 23. Kansas City QB Alex Smith passes for 156 yards & 2 TDs. Chiefs RB Spencer Ware rushes for 76 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/6/15: Chiefs 34, Raiders 20. Kansas City QB Alex Smith passes for 162 yards & 2 TDs with 0 INTs for 123.7 rating. Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin has 9 receptions for 95 yards & TD.
REFEREE Pete Morelli
BROADCAST CBS (4:05 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 136 (KC), 145 (Oak). XM: 229 (KC), 227 (Oak).


PASSING Alex Smith: 109-168-1073-5-2-87.7 Derek Carr: 129-193-1383-11 (T3L)-2-102.3
RUSHING Spencer Ware: 54-284-5.3-1 Jalen Richard (R): 25-175-7.0-1
RECEIVING Travis Kelce (TE): 22-220-10.0-2 Michael Crabtree: 29-355-12.2-5 (T1L)
OFFENSE 338.5 391.6
TAKE/GIVE +3 +7 (3L)
DEFENSE 370.0 452.6
SACKS Dee Ford: 1.5 Stacy McGee: 2.5
INTs Marcus Peters: 4 (1L) Sean Smith: 2
PUNTING Dustin Colquitt: 43.4 Marquette King: 49.6
KICKING Cairo Santos: 29 (8/8 PAT; 7/8 FG) Sebastian Janikowski: 34 (13/13 PAT; 7/9 FG)


CHIEFS: Aim for 7th consecutive division win…QB ALEX SMITH has won 7 of 8 starts vs. Oak. with 18 TDs, 3 INTs & 106.1 rating. In 3 starts at Oak., has 9 TDs, 0 INTs & 133.7 rating.…RB SPENCER WARE has rush TD in both career meetings. Ranks 4th in NFL averaging 120.8 scrimmage yards per game. RB JAMAAL CHARLES has 518 scrimmage yards (129.5 per game) & 8 TDs (5 rec., 3 rush) in past 4 meetings. Had career-high 5 TDs (4 rec., 1 rush) & 195 rec. yards in 12/15/13 game at Oak. Averages 5.47 yards per carry, highest in NFL history (min. 1,000 att.)…TE TRAVIS KELCE aims for 3rd in row with TD. WR JEREMY MACLIN has 3 TDs in past 2 meetings…CB MARCUS PETERS had INT & FF in last game at Oak. Has 9 INTs (1 TD) in past 11, incl. playoffs. Has 5 INTs (1 TD) in past 4 on road. Since entering league in 2015, has 12 INTs, most in NFL. LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads team with 31 tackles…RAIDERS: QB DEREK CARR has 11 TDs, 2 INTs & ranks 3rd in AFC with 102.3 rating…RB LATAVIUS MURRAY has 3 rush TDs in 2 home games vs. KC, incl. 90-yard TD. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD…WR AMARI COOPER had 6 catches for 138 yards & 64-yard TD last week. Has 7 career 100-yard rec. games & Oak. is 6-1. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE aims for 3rd in row vs. KC with TD catch. Has TD in 5 of past 6 vs. division…DE KHALIL MACK has 11 sacks in past 11. Has 7 sacks & 11 TFL in past 5 division games. Had 2 sacks in last home game vs. KC. CB DAVID AMERSON had 24-yard INT-TD in last meeting. DT STACY MC GEE had 1.5 sacks & 2 FFs last week. Since entering NFL in 2007, S REGGIE NELSON is only active player with 30+ INTs (31) & 5+ sacks (6.5). Since 2014, LB BRUCE IRVIN is 1 of 2 in NFL with 10+ sacks (14) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). Rookie S KARL JOSEPH had 1st INT last week.

How Del Rio and the Raiders Have Become a Dangerous Team in the AFC

San Diego Chargers v Oakland Raiders

Five weeks into the 2016 NFL season and the Oakland Raiders have suddenly have the look of a winner. Last season the club started out 4-3, but then a three-game losing streak halted chatter of the postseason, and eventually the team ended 7-9.

This season has started even better, as with Derek Carr and the Raiders offense firing on all cylinders, the team has the look of a true contender, and today we look at a couple reasons as to why this team is ready to make a big impact and possibly make the postseason for the first time in quite awhile in Oakland.

1. Black Jack Del Rio

The biggest impact on this Raiders team has been what Jack Del Rio has done, which is change the culture and show incredible confidence in his team.

It all started with going for two in week one in that wild game in New Orleans, and hasn’t stopped. From crazy play-calling that has paid off, to big plays from their special teams, this team is playing at a high level, and right now Del Rio looks like an early candidate for NFL Coach of the Year if this continues.

2. Maturity in the Young Players

From Derek Carr to Amari Cooper, this Raiders team that used a ton of high draft picks on young players suddenly has the look of a veteran laden team whose young players have started to turn the corner.

Carr’s play has never been questioned, but at the same time, it’s been great to watch what he’s been able to do in five games, throw for 1383 yards, 11 touchdowns and 2 picks, carrying a QB rating of over 100.

Cooper’s big day Sunday couldn’t have come at a better time. He’s got 26 catches for 456 yards and a touchdown, but it looks like he’s ready to turn the corner and have a huge season.

3. The End of Dumb Penalties

Yes, the Raiders still make mistakes, but they as a team are not making the type of mistakes that have killed them in the past. Remember the penalties that would add yards and extend drives the other way? Those are a thing of the past at the moment for the Raiders, and a lot of that has to do with Del Rio.

He’s got the pulse on this team, and while they are playing aggressive, they are not committing the big mistakes that they have been known for in the past.

Again, it’s early, and some of these things may change, but you have to believe for now this club is headed in the right direction, and these are just a few of the reasons why.

Raiders Move to 4-1; Beat Chargers 34-31 in Oakland


The Raiders keep finding new ways to win late in games, while the Chargers somehow manage to find even more painful ways to lose.

Derek Carr threw a go-ahead 21-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on a fourth-and-2 gamble and the Raiders survived when the Chargers botched a potential tying kick late in a 34-31 win Sunda

“Sometimes you just have to find ways to win and get it done at the end,” Carr said. “It would be nice if we didn’t have to do all the stress and drama at the end. That would be nice.”

After using a late 2-point conversion to win the opener, stopping a late Tennessee drive in a Week 3 win and using a late score and defensive stop to beat Baltimore last week, the Raiders (4-1) survived against the Chargers (1-4) to post their first three-game winning streak in five years.

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Chargers vs Raiders NFL Week 5 Capsule



STREAKS 3 of past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCoy: 3-3 Jack Del Rio: 4-3
LAST WEEK L 35-34 vs. New Orleans W 28-27 at Baltimore
LAST GAME 12/24/15: Chargers 20 at Raiders 23 (OT). Oakland QB Derek Carr passes for 204 yards & TD. Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski kicks GW 31-yard FG in OT.
REFEREE Gene Steratore
BROADCAST CBS (4:25 PM ET): Tom McCarthy. Adam Archuleta. SIRIUS: 145 (SD), 83 (Oak). XM: 227 (SD), 226 (Oak).


PASSING Philip Rivers: 96-142-1110-7-1-104.5 Derek Carr: 104-153-1066-9-1-104.6
RUSHING Melvin Gordon: 73-230-3.2-6 (1L) Latavius Murray: 40-172-4.3-3
RECEIVING Travis Benjamin: 21-277-13.2-2 Michael Crabtree: 26-308-11.8-4 (T1L)
OFFENSE 360.8 392.3 (3L)
DEFENSE 371.5 460.0
SACKS Melvin Ingram: 3 Bruce Irvin: 2
INTs Casey Hayward: 3 (T2L) 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Drew Kaser (R): 40.5 Marquette King: 50.0 (T3L)
KICKING Josh Lambo: 37 (13/14 PAT; 8/9 FG) Sebastian Janikowski: 20 (11/11 PAT; 3/4 FG)


CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS has won 14 of 20 career starts vs. Oak. Since 2008, has 35,869 pass yards, 2nd most in NFL. Aims for 3rd in row with 300+ pass yards. Has 97.9 rating in past 9 meetings…RB MELVIN GORDON leads NFL with 6 rush TDs. Aims for 5th in row with rush TD & has scored TD in all 4 games in 2016…WR-PR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 15 career TDs (12 rec., 3 PR) & 9 have been 40+ yards. Had TD in last game vs. Oak. (9/27/15 with Cle.). WR DONTRELLE INMAN had 1st career 100-yard game (120 yards) last week with 57-yard TD. TE ANTONIO GATES ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs with 105 rec. TDs. Is only TE in NFL history with 100+ rec. TDs with 1 team. Has 98 catches, 1,284 yards & 12 TDs in career vs. Oak., his 2nd most vs. opp…LB MELVIN INGRAM has 9.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 9. Had sack in last meeting. CB CASEY HAYWARD has 3 INTs in past 3. LB DENZEL PERRYMAN had 11 tackles & sack in last meeting. S JAHLEEL ADDAE had sack in last game vs. Oak…RAIDERS: Won both meetings in 2015…QB DEREK CARR went 2-0 & had 101.9 rating last year vs. SD. Had 4 TDs, 0 INTs & 123.4 rating last week. RB LATAVIUS MURRAY aims for 3rd in row vs. SD with rush TD. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD…WR AMARI COOPER had 5 catches for 133 yards & 52-yard TD in 10/25/15 meeting. Has 6 career 100-yard rec. games & Oak. is 5-1. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE had career-high 3 TDs last week. Had TD in both meetings last year. Has TD in 4 of past 5 vs. division. WR SETH ROBERTS aims for 3rd in row with TD…DE KHALIL MACK has 11 sacks in past 10. Has 7 sacks & 9 TFL in past 4 division games. Since entering NFL in 2007, S REGGIE NELSON is only active player with 30+ INTs (31) & 5+ sacks (6.5). Has 2 INTs & 2 FFs in 5 games vs. SD. Since 2014, LB BRUCE IRVIN is 1 of 2 in NFL with 10+ sacks (14) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). LB MALCOLM SMITH has 25 tackles, sack, INT & FF in past 2 meetings.

Raiders at Ravens NFL Week Four Capsule



STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Jack Del Rio: 3-2 John Harbaugh: 3-1
LAST WEEK W 17-10 at Tennessee W 19-17 at Jacksonville
LAST GAME 9/20/15: Ravens 33 at Raiders 37. Oakland QB Derek Carr passes for 351 yards & 3 TDs. Raiders WR Michael Crabtree has 9 receptions for 111 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/11/12: Ravens 55, Raiders 22. Baltimore WR Jacoby Jones has 105-yard KR-TD. Ravens QB Joe Flacco throws for 341 yards & 3 TDs.
REFEREE Ed Hochuli
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 121 (Oak), 82 (Bal). XM: 385 (Oak), 82 (Bal).


PASSING Derek Carr: 79-118-867-5-1-99.1 Joe Flacco: 76-118-774-3-4-77.4
RUSHING Latavius Murray: 32-153-4.8-3 Terrance West: 33-119-3.6-0
RECEIVING Michael Crabtree: 19-220-11.6-1 Dennis Pitta (TE): 18-183-10.2-0
OFFENSE 436.0 (2L) 324.3
DEFENSE 476.0 254.3 (2L)
SACKS 3 tied: 1 Timmy Jernigan, Terrell Suggs: 3
INTs 3 tied: 1 C.J. Mosley: 2 (T3L)
PUNTING Marquette King: 49.1 Sam Koch: 46.5
KICKING Sebastian Janikowski: 16 (7/7 PAT; 3/4 FG) Justin Tucker: 31 (2L) (4/4 PAT; 9/9 FG)


RAIDERS: QB DEREK CARR won only start vs. Bal., completing 30 of 46 (65.2 pct.) for 351 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 100.9 rating…RB LATAVIUS MURRAY has rush TD in all 3 games & aims for 4th in row with TD. Had rush TD in last meeting…WR AMARI COOPER had 7 catches for 109 yards & 68-yard TD in last game vs. Bal. Has 6 career 100-yard rec. games & Raiders are 5-1. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE had 9 catches for 111 yards & TD in last meeting. Had 5 catches for 109 yards & TD vs. Bal in SB XLVII (with SF). WR SETH ROBERTS had TD in last meeting. Has 5 TDs in past 5 on road…DE KHALIL MACK has 10 sacks & 12 TFL in past 9. Since entering NFL in 2007, S REGGIE NELSON is only active player with 30+ INTs (31) & 5+ sacks (6.5). Since 2014, LB BRUCE IRVIN is 1 of 2 in NFL with 10+ sacks (13) & 2+ INT-TDs (2)…RAVENS: Aim for 1st 4-0 start since 2006…QB JOE FLACCO has completed 53 of 78 (67.9 pct.) for 725 yards with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 108.1 rating in past 2 vs. Oak. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Oak. with 300+ pass yards… RB JUSTIN FORSETT had 80 scrimmage yards in last meeting…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. had 10 catches for 150 yards in last game vs. Oak. Ranks 10th in NFL history with 14,102 rec. yards. Smith & HOFer TIM BROWN are only 2 in NFL history with 900+ catches & TD via run, catch, PR & KR. WR MIKE WALLACE has 3 rec. TDs in past 3. All 10 catches in 2016 have resulted in TD/1st down. In past 4 vs. Oak., has 3 TDs & 2 100-yard games. TE CROCKETT GILLMORE had career-high 2 TDs (5 catches, 88 yards) in last meeting. TE DENNIS PITTA had TD in his last game vs. Oak. Has 18 catches, tied for most by NFL TE…LB TERRELL SUGGS has 4 sacks, FF & FR in past 4 meetings. Is franchise leader with 109.5 sacks. LB C.J. MOSLEY aims for 3rd in row with INT. CB JIMMY SMITH had INT in last game vs. Oak.