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!

Happy Anniversary – It’s Been One Year Since The Raiders Have Won A Game

Oakland Raiders v Houston Texans

Yes Raiders fans – it’s been 365 days since your football team has won a game that wasn’t a preseason contest.

The date, Sunday, November 17th 2013, as the Raiders, led by rookie QB Matt McGloin defeated the Houston Texans 28-23 in Houston.

It would be the last win for former coach Dennis Allen, as he watched the undrafted free agent threw three touchdown passes in his first NFL start.

The win actually extended Houston’s franchise-record skid to eight games, little did people know it would start a streak for the Raiders that has extended 365 days with Sunday’s 13-6 setback to the Chargers.

Since then, it’s been a steady stream of losing, with no end in sight.

Manning Throws Five TD’s; Broncos Blow Out Raiders 41-17

DENVER BRONCOS VS OAKLAND RADIERS

Five touchdowns in less than 17 minutes.

That’s how quickly future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning torched the Raiders Sunday, leading the Broncos to a runaway 41-17 win to put the Raiders at 0-9 on the season.

Things with the Silver and Black are so bad, they have now lost 15 straight games.

Manning went 31 for 44 for 340 yards. He extended his record with at least two touchdown passes in 15 straight games and his streak of 48 games with at least one TD pass is third longest, breaking a tie with Johnny Unitas.

There wasn’t much good for the Raiders, and it will be hard for interim coach Tony Sparano to take much positive out of this major blowout setback.

Derek Carr threw for 192 yards, most of those coming late with the Broncos already up 41-10.

Carr also had two interceptions in the loss. The running game was limited to 30 yards on 15 carries for the Raiders, who started fast with a DJ Hayden interception on the second play, but fizzled out after taking a 3-0 lead.

The 41-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski gave the Raiders their first lead against the Broncos since Tim Tebow was the Denver quarterback in 2011.

It took Denver some time to get into it, but once they did, they trampled the Raiders, going up 20-10 by the half, and never looking back.

Broncos vs Raiders Friday Injury Report

DENVER BRONCOS
Status Report
OUT LB Nate Irving (knee)
QUESTIONABLE RB Montee Ball (groin), T Paul Cornick (shoulder), TE Virgil Green (calf)
PROBABLE S Quinton Carter (hamstring), LB Steven Johnson (ankle), K Brandon McManus (right groin), RB Juwan Thompson (knee), WR Wes Welker (back)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Nate Irving (knee)
Thursday T Paul Cornick (shoulder), LB Nate Irving (knee)
Friday T Paul Cornick (shoulder), LB Nate Irving (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Montee Ball (groin), S Quinton Carter (hamstring), T Paul Cornick (shoulder), TE Virgil Green (calf)
Thursday RB Montee Ball (groin), S Quinton Carter (hamstring), TE Virgil Green (calf)
Friday RB Montee Ball (groin), TE Virgil Green (calf)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Steven Johnson (ankle), K Brandon McManus (right groin), RB Juwan Thompson (knee), WR Wes Welker (back)
Thursday LB Steven Johnson (ankle), K Brandon McManus (right groin), RB Juwan Thompson (knee), WR Wes Welker (back)
Friday S Quinton Carter (hamstring), LB Steven Johnson (ankle), K Brandon McManus (right groin), RB Juwan Thompson (knee), WR Wes Welker (back)
OAKLAND RAIDERS
Status Report
OUT TE David Ausberry (foot), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), G Gabe Jackson (knee), CB Carlos Rogers (knee)
QUESTIONABLE CB T.J. Carrie (ankle)
PROBABLE WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), CB Keith McGill (groin), RB Jamize Olawale (shoulder), WR Kenbrell Thompkins (not injury related), DE Justin Tuck (knee)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday TE David Ausberry (foot), CB T.J. Carrie (ankle), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), G Gabe Jackson (knee), CB Carlos Rogers (knee)
Thursday TE David Ausberry (foot), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), G Gabe Jackson (knee), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), WR Kenbrell Thompkins (not injury related)
Friday TE David Ausberry (foot), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), G Gabe Jackson (knee), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), WR Kenbrell Thompkins (not injury related)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Keith McGill (groin), RB Jamize Olawale (shoulder), DE Justin Tuck (knee)
Thursday CB T.J. Carrie (ankle), CB Keith McGill (groin), RB Jamize Olawale (shoulder), DE Justin Tuck (knee)
Friday CB T.J. Carrie (ankle), CB Keith McGill (groin), RB Jamize Olawale (shoulder), DE Justin Tuck (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Vincent Brown (hamstring)
Thursday WR Vincent Brown (hamstring)
Friday WR Vincent Brown (hamstring)

Raiders vs Browns NFL Week 8 Inactives

Raiders: QB Matt McGloin, WR Vincent Brown, CB Keith McGill, LB Bojay Filimoeatu, G Tony Bergstrom, T Matt McCants, TE D. Ausberry

Browns: WR Rodney Smith, DB Pierre Desir, RB Glenn Winston, DB Robert Nelson, OL Vinston Painter, DL Billy Winn, DL Phil Taylor

Poll: Who Wins Sunday’s Matchup – Cardinals or the Raiders?

Oakland Raiders v Arizona Cardinals


Cardinals at Raiders Friday Injury Report

ARIZONA CARDINALS
Status Report
OUT DE Calais Campbell (knee), TE Troy Niklas (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE TE John Carlson (knee), LB Glenn Carson (ankle), DT Frostee Rucker (calf), DT Alameda Ta’amu (illness)
PROBABLE WR John Brown (hamstring), RB Andre Ellington (foot), WR Michael Floyd (groin), LB Alex Okafor (quadricep), QB Carson Palmer (right shoulder), CB Patrick Peterson (ankle)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Calais Campbell (knee), TE John Carlson (knee), TE Troy Niklas (ankle), DT Frostee Rucker (calf)
Thursday DE Calais Campbell (knee), TE Troy Niklas (ankle), DT Alameda Ta’amu (illness)
Friday DE Calais Campbell (knee), TE Troy Niklas (ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Glenn Carson (ankle), RB Andre Ellington (foot), WR Michael Floyd (groin), LB Alex Okafor (quadricep), QB Carson Palmer (right shoulder), CB Patrick Peterson (ankle)
Thursday TE John Carlson (knee), LB Glenn Carson (ankle), RB Andre Ellington (foot), QB Carson Palmer (right shoulder), CB Patrick Peterson (ankle), DT Frostee Rucker (calf)
Friday TE John Carlson (knee), LB Glenn Carson (ankle), RB Andre Ellington (foot), DT Frostee Rucker (calf), DT Alameda Ta’amu (illness)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Thursday WR John Brown (hamstring), WR Michael Floyd (groin), LB Alex Okafor (quadricep)
Friday WR John Brown (hamstring), WR Michael Floyd (groin), LB Alex Okafor (quadricep), QB Carson Palmer (right shoulder), CB Patrick Peterson (ankle)
OAKLAND RAIDERS
Status Report
OUT WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), CB Keith McGill (groin)
QUESTIONABLE G Khalif Barnes (quadricep), RB Marcel Reece (quadricep), DE Justin Tuck (knee)
PROBABLE QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee), DE Benson Mayowa (knee), LB Sio Moore (ankle), S Usama Young (foot)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday G Khalif Barnes (quadricep), WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), CB Keith McGill (groin), RB Marcel Reece (quadricep), DE Justin Tuck (knee)
Thursday G Khalif Barnes (quadricep), WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), CB Keith McGill (groin), RB Marcel Reece (quadricep), DE Justin Tuck (knee)
Friday WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), CB Keith McGill (groin)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee), LB Sio Moore (ankle), S Usama Young (foot)
Friday G Khalif Barnes (quadricep), RB Marcel Reece (quadricep), DE Justin Tuck (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Thursday QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee), DE Benson Mayowa (knee), LB Sio Moore (ankle), S Usama Young (foot)
Friday QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee), DE Benson Mayowa (knee), LB Sio Moore (ankle), S Usama Young (foot)

Poll: AFC West Week 6 Matchup – Who Wins the Chargers at Raiders?

Oakland Raiders v San Diego Chargers