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Team Grades: Raiders Play Close Again, But No Win Yet

Overall, the Oakland Raiders played a solid game against one of the best teams in the NFL for the second week in a row. But the Silver & Black still don’t have a win in 2014, and that falls on the defense again. The offense is showing life; the defense just is painful to watch every time out.

10/20/2014

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Raiders Offense Needs To Stay Wide Open Going Forward In 2014

In Week Six, the Oakland Raiders’ offense set season-high marks in total yards, passing yards and rushing yards. If this is Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano’s plan for staying competitive with a bad defense, it’s not necessarily a bad plan. Rookie quarterback Derek Carr had his best game of the year against San Diego, and the sky is the limit for the youngster going forward this 2014 season.

10/15/2014

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Team Grades: Raiders Can’t Hold On In Fourth Quarter Vs. Chargers

The 2014 Oakland Raiders cam every close to getting their first win of the season on Sunday. In fact, they held the lead in the second half for the first time all season. But in the end, the San Diego Chargers’ offense was too much for the Silver & Black’s defense, and the Chargers escaped with a 31-28 victory over the Raiders.

10/13/2014

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What Can The Raiders Do Now In Order To Win In Week 6?

The Oakland Raiders have a bye week to lick their wounds from the 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London last weekend. If the Silver & Black wants to win in Week Six against the San Diego Chargers at the Coliseum, they need to fix many things in the next two weeks.

09/30/2014

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Team Grades: Raiders Stink Up Wembley In Every Way Possible

The Oakland Raiders continued their up-down season on Sunday in London against the Miami Dolphins, and unfortunately, this was another down week for the Silver & Black as they lost to the Miami Dolphins, 38-14. Nothing went right for Oakland, and the team is now 0-4 this season heading into their bye week.

09/29/2014

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Team Grades: Raiders’ Valiant Effort Comes Up Just Short

The Oakland Raiders were driving for the tying touchdown against the New England Patriots on the road late in the fourth quarter when disaster struck: a deflected interception ended the game with the Raiders coming up short, 16-9. The defense did its job for once; the offense did not.

09/22/2014

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Raiders Defense Fails In Home Opener Against Texans

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.

09/15/2014

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MJD, Roach Biggest Injury Concerns For Raiders Heading Into Week 2

Two weak spots from Week One—the running game and the defense—could struggle again in Week Two if Maurice Jones-Drew and Nick Roach can’t get healthy in time to face the Houston Texans at the Coliseum on Sunday.

09/12/2014

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Schaub Struggles, Raiders Lose To Vikings In Preseason Opener

Matt Schaub’s first time in silver and black wasn’t exactly smooth. The latest attempt by the Raiders to stop the quarterback carousel from spinning, Schaub finished 3 for 7 for 21 yards.

08/08/2014

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Raiders, 49ers Linebackers Moore, Brooks, Ranked As Teams’ Most Underrated Players

The most underrated players on the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers are both linebackers, according to a veteran NFL columnist – each a solid contributor to a linebacking corps that are among the league’s best.

06/30/2014

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