With high powered passing offenses and poor defenses, Sunday’s game between the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints could be very interesting. More injuries mean that an already limited roster will make things even more difficult for the Silver and Black.
The Oakland Raiders are looking at themselves in the mirror and trying to take accountability for their many shortcomings both offensively and defensively. The person who has to take some of the responsibility is head coach Dennis Allen.
Without running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, the Raiders offense will be pass heavy. Also without Richard Seymour and Shawntae Spencer, the Raiders are limited on defense. Will the healthy players be able to fill their big shoes?
The Raiders have 16 players in the injury list while the Bucs have only four. But Tampa Bay is missing left guard Carl Nicks who is a big part of the Bucs offense. Can the Raiders defense exploit his absence?
Things have gotten so bad for the running game of the Oakland Raiders that quarterback Carson Palmer is currently the third-leading rusher on the entire team. That looks even worse when you realize that Palmer has only 26 yards rushing this year thanks to scrambling around. Where-oh-where has the Raiders’ run game gone?
Richard Seymour has seen a lot during his long time in the NFL, but now he sees a lot of younger players looking up to him for advice and leadership.
The Oakland Raiders have a bye week this time around and it is coming right when they need it. a Growing injury list including Darrius Heyward-Bey, Darren McFadden, and Shawntae Spencer has the silver and black needing some R & R.
If someone asked you to name the top five quarterbacks of all-time, you’d get many different answers. If asked the top five NFL punters, you might get some confused looks. But despite not showing up in box scores, Shane Lechler has made a great case for being one of those elite men who can give his team an advantage when it comes to field position.
After their 37-6 defeat to the Denver Broncos, the Oakland Raiders aren’t receiving good grades for Week Four. Oakland trailed Denver on virtually every stat on the score sheet.
Both the Broncos and Raiders have depleted rosters, but it may be the Silver and Black that are hurt more by the injury report.