Carson Palmer

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Fans of the Oakland Raiders cheer against the New York Jets at O.co Coliseum on September 25, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Raiders take a few steps forward but many steps backward in disappointing 2012 season

This was supposed to be a year where the Raiders would finally have a winning season and possibly challenge for a playoff spot. But under new head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie, the team’s rebuilding efforts were largely unsuccessful. A few players showed promise but overall, it was a frustrating season for the organization and the team’s long suffering fans.

01/01/2013

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #6 of the Oakland Raiders warms up prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 30, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

It’s Official: Terrelle Pryor Makes His First Career Start Against The Chargers

After almost a week of waiting, head coach Dennis Allen makes it official by naming Terrelle Pryor as his starting quarterback in Sunday’s finale at San Diego. Pryor hasn’t started a game since he won the 2011 Sugar Bowl while at Ohio State. Cornerback Philip Adams is on injured reserve with a groin injury and has been replaced by Brandian Ross.

12/29/2012

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Matt Leinart #7 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before the start of the Raiders game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Raiders Leaning Toward Starting Matt Leinart In Sunday’s Finale At San Diego

With quarterback Carson Palmer out for the final game with cracked ribs, competition begins in earnest for the starting quarterback job between backups Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor. Indications are that Pryor will get more than three plays, but the bulk of the playing time will go to Leinart. The Raiders were also shut out of the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2003.

12/27/2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 04: Terrelle Pryor #6 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Terrelle Pryor Should Get More Playing Time In Raiders’ Finale

With the Raiders mired in another losing season, now is the time for quarterback Terrelle Pryor to get his chance to prove to his coaches and the fans what he can do. The Raiders are guaranteed a top five pick in the upcoming NFL draft so there’s nothing to lose by playing him. In fact, a loss by the team only helps to ensure a better draft pick.

12/26/2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 23: Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders checks on teammate Carson Palmer #3 after Palmer was knocked out of the first half of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Raiders Listless Against Panthers in 17-6 Loss

The Oakland Raiders lost again to fall to 4-11 Sunday. Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer was injured during the game and the team didn’t play any better with backup QB Matt Leinart. Few positives can be found after the Raiders lost their 10th straight game in the Eastern time zone.

12/24/2012

Raiders v Panthers

With Palmer Hurt, Raiders Fall Prey To Panthers 17-6

The Panthers held the Raiders to 189 total yards and 12 first downs in a game where Oakland’s starting quarterback Carson Palmer was sidelined after a first-quarter injury.

12/23/2012

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tackled by defensive tackle Desmond Bryant #90 of the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 16, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Raiders Finally End The Losing Streak

Six straight losses was enough for the Raiders, who finally are back in the win column. Oakland improved to 4-10 and ensured they will not have the top draft pick in 2013. More importantly, the Raiders are looking for some consistency with two games remaining.

12/17/2012

Chiefs v Raiders

Raiders Shut Out Chiefs With 5 Janikowski Field Goals

Sebastian Janikowski kicked five field goals, Darren McFadden rushed for 110 yards and the Oakland Raiders shut out Kansas City for the second time ever, beating the Chiefs 15-0 on Sunday.

12/16/2012

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 17: Quarterback Matt Leinart #7 of the Oakland Raiders prepares to snap the football during the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Matt Leinart: College Superstar, Professional Underachiever

The NFL career of Matt Leinart has been rather forgettable. The former Heisman Trophy winner has more notoriety as a ladies man. Leinart has suffered three season-ending injuries since 2006. This is his first season with the Raiders.

12/11/2012

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Dennis Allen of the Oakland Raiders walks off the field following the Raiders 55-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Raiders Will Audition Young Players And Look Ahead To Next Season

The 3-10 Oakland Raiders have three games left on the schedule. Owner Mark Davis has already expressed his frustration with the team’s struggles over the last month and the status of head coach Dennis Allen is in question. Many speculate Allen could get fired if he does not end the losing streak.

12/10/2012

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