Raiders Rock Niners; Win Second Game of Season 24-13

The Raiders may now have only two wins to their name in 2014, but they have two sweet wins, as Sunday they topped their Bay rivals the 49’ers, beating them soundly 24-13.

The win puts the team at 2-11 on the season, and it’s the second home win in three weeks for the team.

The silver and black were crushed last week 52-0 by the Rams, but recovered and rookie QB Derek Carr was the best he’s been all year, throwing three touchdowns in the win.

Carr completed 22 of 28 passes for 254 yards and completely outplayed counterpart Colin Kaepernick.

The offensive line did a great job helping Carr, who rarely faced any pressure, giving him plenty of time to find open receivers downfield.

He hit Mychal Rivera down the middle for a 27-yard gain and completed all five of his passes for 73 yards on the go-ahead drive capped by a 9-yard pass to Marcel Reece that made it 17-13.

After a three-and-out by the 49ers, Carr led the Raiders to their first consecutive TD drives of the season with a 5-yard scoring strike to Rivera, who had a career-high 109 yards receiving.

The 49ers’ chance at a comeback ended when Kaepernick was sacked on third down from the Oakland 25 and Phil Dawson missed a 47-yard field goal with 5:03 to play.

Kaepernick then threw an interception to Charles Woodson with 2:36 left to seal it.

Kaepernick finished 18 for 33 for 174 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions and five sacks as San Francisco failed to score 20 points for the sixth time in seven games.

The game got off to a rough start for the 49ers. Kaepernick threw an interception to Brandian Ross on the first play from scrimmage, setting up a 57-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski.

The Raiders went back ahead 10-7 on a 3-yard touchdown pass to 330-pound tackle eligible Donald Penn, who bowled over Eric Reid at the goal line and then leaped into the Black Hole for a beer-doused celebration.

It was Penn’s third career TD catch and second against the Niners, having also caught one in 2010.

49ers vs Raiders Thursday Injury Report

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Practice Report
Thursday Practice Not Complete
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring), T Anthony Davis (concussion), TE Vance McDonald (back), DE Justin Smith (back), T Joe Staley (illness), S Raymond Ventrone (groin)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Michael Crabtree (knee), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), DT Glenn Dorsey (forearm), RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder), DE Ray McDonald (finger)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Bruce Ellington (ankle), WR Steve Johnson (knee), WR Brandon Lloyd (quadricep)
OAKLAND RAIDERS
Practice Report
Thursday Practice Not Complete
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Jonathan Dowling (back), TE Brian Leonhardt (concussion), T Menelik Watson (ankle, foot)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Tarell Brown (foot), RB Latavius Murray (concussion), CB Neiko Thorpe (hand)

49ers vs Raiders NFL Week 14 Capsule

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (7-5) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (1-11)

SERIES

49ERS RAIDERS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 6-6
STREAKS Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 0-0 Sparano: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 19-3 vs. Seahawks L 52-0 at Rams
LAST GAME 10/17/10: Raiders 9 at 49ers 17. San Francisco RB Frank Gore rushes for 149 yards. 49ers WR Michael Crabtree catches 4 passes for 57 yards, including 32-yard TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/3/02: 49ers 23, Raiders 20. San Francisco QB Jeff Garcia completes 25 of 36 passes for 282 yards & 2 TDs. 49ers WR Terrell Owens catches 12 passes for 191 yards.
BROADCAST FOX (1:25 PM PT): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 139 (SF), 92 (Oak.). XM: 226 (Oak.).

STATS

PASSING Kaepernick: 230-376-2736-15-8-87.8 Carr (R): 264-445-2422-14-11-74.4
RUSHING Gore: 181-712-3.9-2 McFadden: 136-449-3.3-2
RECEIVING Boldin: 68-843-12.4-4
  1. Jones: 60-578-9.6-4
OFFENSE 325.3 279.9
TAKE/GIVE +5 -18
DEFENSE 306.7 (3C) 359.4
SACKS Brooks, Lynch, J. Smith: 5
  1. Moore, Tuck: 3
INTs Cox: 4 (T1C) Woodson: 2
PUNTING Lee: 47.2 (2C) King: 45.3
KICKING Dawson: 87 (24/24 PAT; 21/25 FG) Janikowski: 56 (20/20 PAT; 12/14 FG)

NOTES

49ERS: QB COLIN KAEPERNICK has won 6 of 8 starts vs. AFC & has 12 total TDs (8 pass, 4 rush). In his starts with 100+ rating (incl. playoffs), team is 15-1 (.938)…RB FRANK GORE has 283 rush yards (141.5 per game) in 2 meetings & aims for 3rd 100-yard game in row vs. Oak. Has 5 rush TDs in past 5 vs. AFC…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN leads team with 68 catches & 843 rec. yards. Needs 157 yards for 7th career 1,000-yard season. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE had 32-yard TD in last meeting. Boldin & Crabtree tie for club lead with 4 rec. TDs. TE VERNON DAVIS had TD catch in last game vs. Oak. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), ties for 3rd in NFL with 53 rec. TDs. In only game vs. Oak. (9/18/11 with Buf.), WR STEVIE JOHNSON had 8 catches for 96 yards & TD…Rookie LB CHRIS BORLAND has 78 tackles, 2 INTs, FR & sack in past 6. LB ALDON SMITH has 7.5 sacks in past 6 vs. AFC. S ANTOINE BETHEA had 11 tackles & INT in last game vs. Oak. (9/8/13 with Ind.). Is 2nd on team with 64 tackles. CB PERRISH COX leads club with 13 PD. Rookie LB AARON LYNCH has sack in 5 of past 6. Aims for 4th in row with sack. DT JUSTIN SMITH aims for 3rd in row with sack… RAIDERS: QB DEREK CARR (Round 2, No. 36 overall) leads NFL rookies in passing yards (2,422) & TDs (14), both club rookie records…RB LATAVIUS MURRAY aims for 2nd in row with 100+ rushing yards (career-high 112 vs. KC). Last week, RB MARCEL REECE led team with 6 catches for 48 yards, both season-highs. RB DARREN MC FADDEN is 1 of 3 Raiders with 4,000+ rush yards (4,258) & 1,750+ receiving yards (1,763) (HOFer MARCUS ALLEN & CLEM DANIELS). In 2 meetings (with Jaguars), RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has 232 scrimmage yards (150 rush, 82 receiving). Has 68 career rush TDs, 2nd-most among active players…WR JAMES JONES leads team in catches (60) & receiving yards (578)…S CHARLES WOODSON is tied with HOFer EMMITT THOMAS (58) for No. 11 on all-time INT list & needs 1 to surpass him. In 4 career meetings, DE JUSTIN TUCK has 3.5 sacks. Had sack last week

Raiders Not Thinking About Sitting QB Derek Carr

The Raiders are not considering benching rookie quarterback Derek Carr despite the horrendous 52-0 drubbing the team took at the hands of the Rams on Sunday according to Michael Wagaman of ESPN.com.

“There hasn’t been really any thought about that,” interim coach Tony Sparano said. “I didn’t get a lot of those questions (when the Raiders won), so there really hasn’t been a lot of that kind of thought.”

Surely Sparano cannot be that surprised by the questions after Carr had arguably his worst outing as a pro in St. Louis. He threw two costly interceptions while failing to engineer a single scoring drive. He failed to complete a pass longer than 18 yards and finished with a season-low 50.5 passer rating. Sparano removed Carr early in the fourth quarter and replaced him with veteran Matt Schaub, who had an even rougher time than Carr. Schaub lost a fumble on his first drive then threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown on his second drive.

Even more alarming than Carr’s numbers is the punishment he is taking behind Oakland’s abysmal offensive line. Apparently the Raiders are not worried about their rookie QB losing confidence or taking a beating. As a cautionary tale, perhaps they should look at some game tape of Derek’s older brother David Carr with the expansion Houston Texans.

Raiders Going To St Louis

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Everyone says the Rams should beat the Raiders this coming Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. The team with the worst record in the NFL (tied with Jags) versus well… versus a bad team who has played well at home this season. Hmmm, maybe we should look under the hood a little more…

2014 Stats Raiders Rams
Net Yards ranked 16th ranked 15th
Pass Yards ranked 22th ranked 14th
Rush Yards ranked 9th ranked 16th
Tackles ranked 3rd ranked 9th
Def Sacks ranked 30th ranked 5th
T/O Diff ranked 32nd ranked 21st

Surprisingly (or not) not a lot separates the performance of the Rams and Raiders. The Raiders are a better tackling team and the Rams defensive line (especially of late) is very tough. The Raiders are the worst team in the NFL in regards to turnover differential, but the Rams are coming off a sloppy and turnover riddled game against the San Diego Chargers. A game the Rams gave away in the final second via an interception. The Raiders are coming off their first win of the season. I wouldn’t go so far as saying the Raiders have gained some momentum, but at the very least they are feeling more encouraged and after you win 1 game you believe you can win another.

This game will come down to who wants it. Neither team is in the playoff hunt. I haven’t heard any rumors regarding the stability of Rams Coach Jeff Fisher, but I would think he’d want to finish the season strong to keep owner Stan Kroenke on his side (if the Rams lose this game to the Raiders, Rams Nation will be calling for his and Offensive Coordinator Schottenheimer’s heads). Who executes? Who plays to their strengths? Is either team ready to turn the page and begin to play ‘next level’ football?

This game could go either way.  Analysts say Rams…  what do you say Raider Nation?

NFL Week 12 Capsule – Kansas City vs Oakland

WEEK 12 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (7-3) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (0-10)

SERIES

CHIEFS RAIDERS
THURS. RECORD 10-8 7-9
SERIES LEADER 55-50-2
STREAKS Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Reid: 3-2 Sparano: 2-0
LAST WEEK W 24-20 vs. Seahawks L 13-6 at Chargers
LAST GAME 12/15/13: Chiefs 56 at Raiders 31. Kansas City QB Alex Smith passes for 287 yards & 5 TDs. Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles catches 8 passes for 195 yards & scores 5 TDs (4 rec., 1 rushing).
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/15/13
BROADCAST NFL Network (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Bob Wischusen, Dan Fouts, Anthony Becht (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (KC), 92 (Oak.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (KC), 226 (Oak.).

STATS

PASSING
  1. Smith: 193-291-1977-11-4-92.5
Carr (R): 222-371-2075-13-9-76.8
RUSHING Charles: 133-692-5.2-8 McFadden: 113-393-3.5-2
RECEIVING Bowe: 41-509-12.4-0
  1. Jones: 49-498-10.2-3
OFFENSE 328.0 276.4
TAKE/GIVE -2 -12
DEFENSE 326.0 365.2
SACKS Houston: 12 3 tied: 2
INTs 4 tied: 1 Woodson: 2
PUNTING Colquitt: 44.5 King: 45.1
KICKING Santos (R): 67 (28/28 PAT; 13/15 FG) Janikowski: 50 (17/17 PAT; 11/13 FG)

NOTES

CHIEFS: Have won 7 of past 8…QB ALEX SMITH is 4-0 vs. Oak. with 10 TDs vs. 1 INT for 112.0 rating. In past 8 overall, has completed 148 of 214 (69.2 pct.) for 1,520 yards & 10 TDs vs. 1 INT with 102.9 rating, incl. 4 games with 100+ rating. Smith’s teams are 21-1-1 (.934) when he starts & has 100+ rating…RB JAMAAL CHARLES led team with 159 rush yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 9 career 150-yard rushing games, tied with PRIEST HOLMES & LARRY JOHNSON for most in club history. Has 10 TDs in past 7 (8 rush, 2 rec.). In last meeting, became 1st player in NFL history with 4 rec. TD & rush TD in single game. Averages 5.5 yards/att. for career, highest of any NFL RB in history (min. 750 att.)…WR DWAYNE BOWE has 6,910 career rec. yards & needs 90 to join TONY GONZALEZ (10,940) & OTIS TAYLOR (7,306) as only Chiefs to reach 7,000 career…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has 10 sacks & FF in past 8. DT DONTARI POE aims for 4th in row with sack…RAIDERS: QB DEREK CARR (Round 2, No. 36 overall) leads NFL rookies in pass yards (2,075) & TDs (13), both club rookie records…In past 3 vs. KC, RB DARREN MC FADDEN is averaging 123 scrimmage yards per game (276 rush, 93 receiving). RB LATAVIUS MURRAY led team with career-high 59 scrimmage yards last week, incl. 43 rush yards on 4 att. (10.8 avg.) & 16 rec. yards. In 5 career meetings (with Jaguars), RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 receiving). Has 68 career rush TDs, 2nd-most among active players…WR JAMES JONES leads team with 498 receiving yards & needs 2 for 5th consecutive 500-yard season. WR BRICE BUTLER has TD in 2 of past 3. TE MYCHAL RIVERA had TD catch in last meeting. Has 3 TDs in past 3…S CHARLES WOODSON (58) is tied with HOFer EMMITT THOMAS (58) for No. 11 on all-time INT list & needs 1 to surpass him. Leads team with 74 tackles.

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NFL Week 12 Lines – November 20th to November 24th

Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders

Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
11/20 8:25 ET Kansas City -7 At Oakland 43
11/23 1:00 ET At Atlanta -3 Cleveland 47
11/23 1:00 ET At Philadelphia -11.5 Tennessee 48
11/23 1:00 ET At New England -7 Detroit 48
11/23 1:00 ET Green Bay -9.5 At Minnesota 48.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Indianapolis -13.5 Jacksonville 50
11/23 1:00 ET At Houston -2 Cincinnati 43.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Buffalo -4.5 NY Jets 40
11/23 1:00 ET At Chicago -6 Tampa Bay 46.5
11/23 4:05 ET At Seattle -6.5 Arizona 42
11/23 4:05 ET At San Diego -6 St. Louis 44
11/23 4:25 ET At Denver -7.5 Miami 49.5
11/23 4:25 ET At San Francisco -8.5 Washington 44.5
11/23 8:30 ET Dallas -3.5 At NY Giants 47.5

Monday Night Football Line

11/24 8:30 ET At New Orleans -3.5 Baltimore 49.5

Raiders Making History – The Hard Way

Raiders QB Davidson in Baylor vs Houston game.

Raiders QB Davidson in Baylor vs Houston game.

When was the last time the Oakland Raiders started the season 0-10? It’s only happened one other time in the history of the organization and you have to go back to 1962. In 1962 the season was comprised of 14 regular season games. The Raiders lost the first 13 games and on the final game of the season beat the Boston Patriots 20-0. The Patriots were 9-3-1 coming into the game and were obviously favored to come away with the win. The game was played in Oakland and the loss resulted in the Patriots missing the post season.

The Patriots starting QB Tom Yewcic went 13-35 for only 108 yards on the day (2 INTs and no TDs). Raiders All-Star QB Cotton Davidson went 9-23 for 230 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT. The other TD of the day was scored via a 7 yard rush by Raiders 5-time All-Star and All-Time All-AFL Team RB Clem Daniels. This end of season win was a stunner and gave the Raiders a boast of confidence going into the 1963 season. (The 1963 Raiders lead by new head coach Al Davis had a record of 10-4.)

It took the Raiders a few years, but in 1967 the Raiders made their first post season appearance. Over the next 20 years the Raiders would make 15 post season appearances and come away with the ultimate prize, the Super Bowl, 3 times (1976, 1980, and 1983).

So… keep the faith Raider fans. Victory is right around the corner. Go Raiders!