It was an ugly, ugly day for the Oakland Raiders in their 2014 home opener, as the offense couldn’t get anything going until late, and the defense did a Swiss cheese impression from the opening whistle.
The Oakland Raiders gave up 402 yards in their opener against the New York Jets on the road, even though they gave up just 19 points. Some of that was due to the Jets QB struggling to hold on to the ball, of course, but the Silver & Black defense will need to be a lot tougher at home in Week Two for the Raiders to emerge victorious against an efficient Houston Texans offense.
Week Two looks tougher for the Oakland Raiders now that the Houston Texans posted their first win in almost a year. Can the Raiders win their home opener? Sure, they can, if both the offense and the defense play better than they did in Week One against the New York Jets on the road.
Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
Here is a list of five players who will have a bounce back season.
The Oakland Raiders had nine players on the official NFL injury report this week, but that’s nothing compared to the 18 players listed by their Week 11 opponents.
A season-ending injury to Houston Texan running back Arian Foster has also sidelined an IPO proposing to sell a stake in the football star’s future earnings.
The Houston Texans were supposed to be a playoff team again in 2013, but they’ve fallen on hard times; Oakland may be able to sneak a win out of this weekend’s road trip to the Lone Star State.
The unusual investment opportunity kicked off Thursday with an IPO filing proposing to sell stock for a stake in the future income of the Houston Texans’ Arian Foster, a top running back in the National Football League.
The Houston Texans will face their second NFC West opponent in as many weeks, when they travel to Candlestick to take on the 49ers Sunday Night. Both teams are desperate for a win, have playoff aspirations, and with plenty of playmakers on both sides of the ball, this one has all the ingredients for an entertaining game.