Raiders Lose Third Straight; Lose Ugly Game in Detroit 18-13

Earlier this season it looked like the Raiders were over their East coast woes, but after a loss two weeks back to the Steelers and now another today out east, it looks like they are right back to square one.

Oakland Sunday lost their third straight, losing an ugly game to the Detroit Lions 18-13 at Ford Field. The three straight losses put the Raiders at 4-6 on the year, and in danger of having to win out in order to try and reach the postseason as a wild card.

The Raiders fell behind 9-0 after Lions kicker Matt Prater made three field goals on as many attempts in the first half.

Oakland though went ahead on their second drive of the third quarter. Latavius Murray’s 1-yard touchdown run capped the opening possession of the second half and Sebastian Janikowski made a go-ahead, 48 yard field goal on Oakland’s next possession.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford was too much though for the Raiders, as he led the team on a nifty 80-yard drive with a designed draw to put the Lions up 16-13 with 11:04 to play.

The Raiders offense seemed totally out of sync most of the day, and allowed the final two points on a holding penalty by tackle Donald Penn against Ezekiel Ansah in the end zone to give the Lions an 18-13 advantage.

Detroit got the free kick, and killed the final 7:31 to seal the win as the Raiders never even got the ball back, making it even more of a tough loss to swallow.

Raiders QB Derek Carr was just 13-for-25 for 169 yards, no scores and he was sacked once. Murray ran for just 28 yards but did have the only Raiders TD of the day.

Oakland had just 13 first downs and 214 total yards in the loss.

Raiders Can’t Stop Brown, Fall to Steelers In Final Seconds 38-35

Oakland Raiders v Pittsburgh Steelers

The Raiders seemed to overcome all day, yet in the end couldn’t stop Steelers WR Antonio Brown in the final minute, and lost a tough to swallow game in Pittsburgh Sunday 38-35.

Chris Boswell hit an 18-yard field goal with four seconds left to win the game for the Steelers, who lost QB Ben Roethlisberger in the fourth quarter to a foot injury.

Brown though was the story, as all he did against the Raiders was set a franchise record with 17 catches for 284 yards.

His catch on a third-and-two from the Steelers 28 for 57 yards gave the Steelers the shot for Boswell’s field goal at the buzzer to win the game.

The Raiders rallied to tie the game at 35 with 1:15 to play when quarterback Derek Carr hit Michael Crabtree for a 38-yard touchdown.

Carr threw for 301 yards with four touchdowns and a pick. Rookie WR Amari Cooper had 7 catches for 88 yards and a score, and Crabtree had 108 yards and two TD’s.

Rookie running back Latavius Murray was knocked out of the game after a hit by Mike Mitchell which caused a fumble in the third quarter. He had 96 yards when he left the game.

Give the Raiders credit, as Carr and company wouldn’t go away after the Steelers went up 35-21 in the fourth quarter.

They attacked the Steelers secondary, driving down the field for a score as Jamize Olawale went in from 19 yards out to make it 35-28 with 9:37 left.

After the injury to Roethlisberger, Carr and Oakland again drove down the field, but the Steelers got a pick in the end zone to keep the lead before the Steelers punted to put the Raiders in position to head down the field to tie the game in the final minutes.

The loss drops the Raiders to 4-4 on the year, and breaks their two-game win streak. Next week is another tough test as they host the 6-2 Vikings.

Raiders vs Steelers NFL Week Nine Inactives

Pittsburgh Steelers v Cincinnati Bengals

Raiders inactives: CB Dexter McDonald, RB Roy Helu Jr., DB T.J. Carrie, LB Neiron Ball, OL Jon Feliciano, OL Matt McCants, WR Rod Streater

Steelers inactives: LB Terence Garvin TE Matt Spaeth RB Isaiah Pead T Byron Stingily CB Doran Grant QB Mike Vick DE L.T. Walton

Raiders Move Over .500; Top Jets 34-20 Behind Four TD Passes By Carr


The Raiders look like a whole new team, and now at 4-3 they have squarely put the rest of the NFL on notice – don’t underestimate us.

Sunday at home against the New York Jets, it was again their young QB on display, as second-year QB David Carr threw four touchdowns and 333 yards in a 34-20 win.

”We want more,” Carr said. ”We’re not satisfied with ‘We’re over .500.’ We’re not satisfied with that. I’m not built that way.”

It seemed like a lot of the young up and coming Raiders all had a hand in the win over New York. Rookie running back Latavius Murray ran for 113 yards, and wide out Andre Holmes caught two touchdown passes.

Wide out Michael Crabtree had 102 yards receiving and a score, and another solid youngster, Taiwan Jones added his first career score on a 59-yard catch and run.

It all came against a defense that had been putting a hurt on just about every team it played. Sunday that defense was no match for the Raiders.

On defense the Raiders shut down the Jets offense, but it was without QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for nearly the entire game. The QB left with a torn left thumb ligament on the opening drive for the Jets.

Former starter Geno Smith threw for 265 yards and two TD passes in his first action since losing the job in training camp after getting punched in the locker room by teammate IK Enemkpali.

The Raiders did get another pick from Charles Woodson, his 5th of the season.

”The last couple of years have been rough,” Woodson said. ”It feels good to be on the other side. It feels good to get the ball. It feels good to go play to the crowd when your team is playing well. There’s no feeling like it in the world.”

Oakland has another stiff test next week, as they will travel to Pittsburgh and play the Steelers at 10am next Sunday.

Jets at Raiders NFL Week 8 Inactives

Jets inactives: QB Bryce Petty, WR Delvin Smith, S Calvin Pryor, RB Bilal Powell OG Jarvis Harrison, OT Ben Ijalana, C Nick Mangold

Raiders inactives: WR Walt Powell, CB Dexter McDonald, LB Neiron Ball, OL Jon Feliciano, OL Matt McCants, WR Rod Streater, DL C.J. Wilson

Jets vs Raiders Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday G Willie Colon (knee), WR Eric Decker (knee), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Chris Owusu (concussion, shoulder), RB Bilal Powell (ankle), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
  Wednesday CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand), WR Devin Smith (ankle)
  Wednesday S Dion Bailey (hip), T Breno Giacomini (thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), P Ryan Quigley (right shin), DE Leonard Williams (knee), CB Marcus Williams (hamstring)
Practice Report
  Wednesday Practice Not Complete

Jets vs Raiders NFL Week Eight Capsule



STREAKS 6 of past 8  
COACHES VS. OPP. Todd Bowles: 0-0 Jack Del Rio: 3-2
LAST WEEK L 30-23 at Patriots W 37-29 at Chargers
LAST GAME 9/7/14: Raiders 14 at Jets 19. New York RB Chris Ivory rushes for 102 yards & TD. Defense holds Oakland to 25 net rushing yards & average of 1.7 yards per rush.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/25/11: Raiders 34, Jets 24. Oakland RB Darren McFadden rushes for 171 yards & 2 TDs. Raiders RB Michael Bush and WR Denarious Moore each add rushing TD.
REFEREE Ed Hochuli
BROADCAST CBS (1:05 PM PT): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Alex Flanagan (field reporter). SIRIUS: 84 (NYJ), 93 (Oak.). XM: 225 (Oak.).


PASSING Fitzpatrick: 129-210-1472-11-7-86.1 Carr: 127-193-1460-11-3-101.0
RUSHING Ivory: 100-501 (2C)-5.0-4 (T2C) Murray: 95-421-4.4-3
RECEIVING Marshall: 41-578-14.1-4 Cooper (R): 33-519-15.7-3
OFFENSE 378.5 351.0
TAKE/GIVE +4 (3C) +2
DEFENSE 283.2 (2L) 388.2
SACKS Wilkerson: 5 Mack, M. Smith: 3
INTs Revis: 3 (T3C) Woodson: 4 (T1L)
PUNTING Quigley: 42.4 King: 45.4
KICKING Folk: 50 (17/17 PAT; 11/14 FG) Janikowski: 48 (15/15 PAT; 11/13 FG)


JETS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK is 3-0 vs. Oak & has passed for 723 yards with 7 TDs vs. 1 INT for 104.2 rating. Has 2 TDs in 5 of past 6 overall, incl. 295 yards & 2 TDs vs. NE last week…RB CHRIS IVORY rushed for 102 yards on 10 att., incl. 71-yard TD, in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row with TD vs. Oak & 4th in row with TD overall…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. Oak. In past 5, has 35 catches for 516 yards & 3 TDs, incl. 4 100-yard games. WR ERIC DECKER led team with 6 catches for 94 yards vs. NE. Has TD catch in 5 of past 6…Jets rank 3rd in NFL with 15 takeaways. LB DAVID HARRIS leads team with 41 tackles. DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has 6 sacks in past 7, including 1 vs. NE. In past 6, DE SHELDON RICHARDSON has 6 sacks & FF, incl. sack-fumble last week. LB CALVIN PACE posted 1st sack of season last week. CB DARRELLE REVIS leads NFL with 6 total takeaways (3 FR, 3 INT)…RAIDERS: In past 5, QB DEREK CARR has completed 120 of 181 (66.3 pct.) for 1,399 yards with 11 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 102.9 rating. Has 2+ TDs in 4 of past 5, incl. 3 last week vs. SD. Made NFL debut in last meeting & passed for 151 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 94.7 rating…In past 8, RB LATAVIUS MURRAY is averaging 90.7 scrimmage yards per game & has 3 rush TDs…WR AMARI COOPER (No. 4 overall) leads NFL rookies in catches (33) & receiving yards (519), incl. 133 yards & TD last week vs. SD. Has 100+ rec. yards or TD catch in 4 of past 5. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE had team-high 6 catches for 63 yards & TD last week. Aims for 8th in row with 4+ catches. WR ROD STREATER had TD catch in last meeting…In only career meeting (9/30/12 with SF), LB ALDON SMITH had 2 sacks & FF. S CHARLES WOODSON had INT in last meeting. Tied for 1st in NFL with 4 INTs & has 64 career. Needs 1 INT to surpass ED REED (64) & tie KEN RILEY (65) for No. 5 all-time. LB MALCOLM SMITH has sack in 3 of past 4, incl. 1 vs. Chargers.

Raiders vs Chargers NFL Week 7 Capsule



STREAKS   6 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Jack Del Rio: 2-2 Mike McCoy: 3-1
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 5: L 16-10 vs. Broncos) L 27-20 at Packers
LAST GAME 11/16/14: Raiders 6 at Chargers 13. San Diego defense holds Oakland to 71 net rushing yards. Chargers WR Malcom Floyd records 44 rec. yards & TD.
REFEREE Jerome Boger
BROADCAST CBS (1:05 PM PT): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (field reporter). Westwood One: Steve Raible, Mike Holmgren. SIRIUS: 137 (Oak.), 81 (SD). XM: 227 (SD).


PASSING Carr: 103-162-1171-8-3-93.9 Rivers: 177-253-2116 (1L)-12-5-102.8
RUSHING Murray: 80-336-4.2-2 Gordon (R): 78-299-3.8-0
RECEIVING Cooper (R): 28-386-13.8-2 Allen: 53 (1L)-601 (3L)-11.3-3
OFFENSE 338.8 433.0 (1L)
DEFENSE 382.4 354.3
SACKS Mack: 3 Attaochu: 4
INTs Woodson: 4 (T1L) 4 tied: 1
PUNTING King: 46.9 Scifres: 45.0
KICKING Janikowski: 35 (11/11 PAT; 8/10 FG) Lambo (R): 46 (13/14 PAT; 11/13 FG)


RAIDERS: In past 4, QB DEREK CARR has completed 96 of 150 (64.0 pct.) for 1,110 yards & 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 95.7 rating. Has 2+ TDs in 3 of past 4…In 10/12/14 meeting, passed for 282 yards with career-high 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 107.7 rating…In 7 career starts, RB LATAVIUS MURRAY is averaging 89.4 scrimmage yards/game (518 rush, 197 rec.) & has 2 rush TDs. In Week 5 vs. Den., FB MARCEL REECE led team with 7 catches for 49 yards & TD…WR AMARI COOPER (No. 4 overall) leads NFL rookies in catches (28) & receiving yards (386). Has 100+ rec. yards or TD catch in 3 of past 4. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE aims for 7th in row with 4+ catches…S CHARLES WOODSON is tied for 1st in NFL with 4 INTs & has 64 career. Needs 1 INT to surpass ED REED (64) & tie KEN RILEY (65) for 5th all-time. Aims for 4th in row with INT. In Week 5 vs. Den., became 1st player in NFL history with 2 INTs in game at 39+. LB MALCOLM SMITH has sack in 2 of past 3, incl. 1 vs. Broncos. LB ALDON SMITH aims for 3rd in row with .5+ sack…CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS has won 6 of past 7 starts vs. Oak., passing for 1,810 yards with 13 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 104.5 rating. Last week, set club passing records for yards (503), comp. (43) & att. (65) & became 4th QB in NFL history to start 150 consecutive games. Aims for 4th in row with 350+ yards & 2+ TDs…RB MELVIN GORDON (No. 15 overall) leads AFC rookies with 299 rush yards. RB DANNY WOODHEAD has 60+ scrimmage yards in 5 of past 6, incl. 71 last week…Last week, WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with 14 catches for 157 yards. 1st player in NFL history with 3 12+ catch games in team’s 1st 6 games to begin season. WR MALCOM FLOYD had 22-yard TD catch in last meeting. Has TD in 5 of past 6 vs. Oak. Since 2004, ranks 3rd in NFL with 17.3 rec. avg. (min. 200 catches). TE ANTONIO GATES (101) needs TD to surpass HOFer STEVE LARGENT (101) for No. 19 all-time…S ERIC WEDDLE & LB MANTI TE’O lead team with 40 tackles apiece. LB KAVELL CONNER had sack in last meeting. LB JERRY ATTAOCHU has 4 sacks in past 3, incl. 2 last week.