Troubled linebacker Rolando McClain was absent from practice Wednesday for “team related issues.” McClain has been a major disappointment and has seen his playing time drastically reduced since the first month of the season. Running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson returned to practice for the first time in nearly a month.
The Raiders have assured themselves of another mediocre season with their eighth loss. As professionals, the players owe it to themselves, the organization, and most importantly the fans to play with some pride the final five games.
The Oakland Raiders have now lost four straight after they got embarrassed Sunday by the Bengals, 34-10. It was just ugly and there’s no way to sugarcoat how poorly the team is playing during this stretch. Frustrations boiled over with a bench-clearing brawl in the fourth quarter.
Returning to Paul Brown Stadium for the first time since he was traded to Oakland, Carson Palmer looks to help the Raiders avoid a fourth straight loss and keep the Bengals from a third consecutive victory Sunday.
It’s the first game back in Cincinnati for Carson Palmer. On the other side, former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson is now a special teams and defensive backs assistant coach and this reunion only adds to the storyline.
With new head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie, the Raiders are 3-7 and appear headed for their 10th straight non-winning season.
The Oakland Raiders are really struggling. They have allowed 135 points during their current three-game losing streak. Now at 3-7, the team will have to run the table and go 6-0 to stay above .500 and have any chance of making the playoffs.
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.
Oakland’s 55-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens was the second straight loss for the Raiders but this game is arguably the low point of the season. Oakland was simply embarrassed by the superior Ravens and look directionless on the field.