The Oakland Raiders dropped their early season record to 0-3 this past Sunday as they fell to the New England Patriots 16-9. Despite some decent play by rookie QB Derek Carr, the Raider’s failed to score a touchdown in the game. Oakland’s offense looked lackluster at best and was sorely missing new RB Maurice Jone-Drew, who was sidelined for the second straight week with a hand injury.
The Raider’s rookie QB Derrick Carr threw the ball 34 times with 21 completions for 174 yards and 1 INT. The Raiders leading rusher for the game was Darren McFadden, who racked up 59 yards on 18 attempts. Oakland’s only scoring of the game was 3 Field Goals by Sebastian Janikowski.
Up next for the Raiders is the 1-2 Miami Dolphins in Wembley Stadium in London..
September 21st, 2014
Posted in Injuries
Raiders: QB Matt Schaub, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, CB Chimdi Chekwa, LB Sio Moore, LB Nick Roach, G Tony Bergstrom, T Matt McCants.
Patriots: CB Alfonzo Dennard, S Don Jones, DE Zach Moore, WR Aaron Dobson, OG Josh Kline, Ryan Wendell, RB James White.
September 5th, 2014
Posted in Game Previews
Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 1 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets.
September 4th, 2014
Posted in Opinions
September 2nd, 2014
Posted in Game Previews
OAKLAND RAIDERS AT NEW YORK JETS
||5 of past 7
|COACHES VS. OPP.
||12/8/13: Raiders 27 at Jets 37. New York S Antonio Allen returns blocked punt for TD. Jets RB Chris Ivory & QB Geno Smith each add second-half rushing TDs.
|LAST GAME AT SITE
||CBS (2:15 PM MT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 126 (Oak.), 133 (NYJ). XM: 231 (NYJ).
||Carr (R) (Pre.): 30-45-326-4-1-108.2
||G. Smith: 247-443-3,046-12-21-66.5
||Jones-Drew (Jax.): 234-803-3.4-5
||C. Johnson (Ten.): 279-1,077-3.9-7
||Decker (Den.): 87-1,288-14.8-11
||M. Jenkins, Porter: 2
||Patterson (Mia.): 4
||King: 48.9 (1L)
||Janikowski: 100 (37/37 PAT; 21/30 FG)
||Folk: 126 (27/27 PAT; 33/36 FG)
RAIDERS: Rookie QB DEREK CARR (Round 2, No. 36 overall) led NCAA in total offense (5,199), pass yards (5,082) & TD passes (50) at Fresno St. in 2013. In Wk. 4 of preseason vs. Seahawks, completed 11 of 13 passes (84.6 pct.) for 143 yards with 3 TDs & 0 INTs for 152.1 rating. Tied for 2nd in AFC with 4 preseason TD passes…RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has 68 career rush TDs, 2nd-most among active players (ADRIAN PETERSON, 86). In 3 career meetings (w/ Jax.), has 311 scrimmage yards (270 rush, 41 rec.) & 3 rush TDs. In last game vs. NYJ (9/25/11), RB DARREN MC FADDEN had career-high 171 rush yards on 19 att. (9 avg.) with 2 TDs, including career-long 70-yard run. RB MARCELL REECE rushed for career-high 123 yards in last meeting…WR ROD STREATER led team in catches (60) & rec. yards (888) in 2013, both career-highs. In last meeting, set career-highs in rec. (7) & yards (130), including 48-yard TD catch. WR DENARIUS MOORE has led Raiders in TD catches for 3 consecutive seasons, including team-best 5 in 2013…LB LA MARR WOODLEY aims for 3rd in row with sack vs. NYJ. LB NICK ROACH had career-high 5.5 sacks, 2nd most among Raiders in 2013…JETS: QB GENO SMITH set franchise rookie QB records in pass yards (3,046), rush yards (366) & rush TDs (6). Became 1st QB since at least 1970 with 4 game-winning drives in 4th quarter/OT in 1st 7 career games. Led NFL rookies in pass yards in 2013. Won 3 of 4 starts to end season, accounting for 7 TDs during span (4 pass, 3 rush)…Since joining NFL in 2008, RB CHRIS JOHNSON ranks 2nd in NFL with 7,965 rush yards (ADRIAN PETERSON, 8,774). In 2 career meetings (with Ten.), rushed for 215 yards (107.5/game) & 2 TDs, including 76-yard TD on 9/12/10. Has 7 career 75+ yard TD runs, most in NFL history. RB CHRIS IVORY led Jets with career-best 833 rush yards in 2013. Rushed for 76 yards & TD in last meeting…In 5 career starts vs. Oak. (w/ Den.), WR ERIC DECKER has 30 catches for 374 yards (12.5 average) & 4 TDs. Since 2011, leads all AFC WRs with 32 TD catches. TE JEFF CUMBERLAND set career-highs in rec. yards (398) & TDs (4) with 26 catches in 2013…DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON led Jets with career-high 10.5 sacks in 2013. In past 3 vs. Oak., LB CALVIN PACE has 4 sacks & 2 FF.
September 1st, 2014
Posted in News
With the NFL season starting in just 6 days for the Silver and Black, today the team made the decision official, they will go with rookie Derek Carr at QB over former Texans QB and vet Matt Schaub.
Carr made the most of his preseason start on Thursday against the Seahawks, going 11-for-14 for 143 yards and 3 TD’s in the preseason finale.
Over the course of the preseason, Carr completed 30 of 45 passes for 326 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.
Reports say Raiders players were told today of the decision. Carr’s first NFL action for real will take place Sunday when the Raiders open the season at the New York Jets.
August 25th, 2014
Posted in Opinions
In a new poll done by ‘ESPN/NFL Nation Confidential’ – the Raiders are reported to be the team NFL players would LEAST like to play for.
ESPN polled 100-plus players to find the least desirable location to play in the NFL. Their question was: “The only way I’d play for [team name] is if they doubled my salary.”
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