Diehard fans may want to close their eyes: with an 0-2 start and staring at possible 0-6 start now, the Oakland Raiders will be hard-pressed to avoid two ugly fates in 2014: they could end up worse than the 4-12 record they posted last year, and they could end up as the worst team in the NFL.
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.
With the announcement late Monday that Derek Carr would the Oakland Raiders starting quarterback for their Week 1 matchup against the New York Jets on the road, it’s clear another new era has begun for the Silver & Black.
Despite back-to-back 4-12 seasons and speculation that he could be fired, Dennis Allen will return as the Raiders coach in 2014, reports Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports.
Terrelle Pryor backed off comments his agent made accusing the Oakland Raiders of putting him in a position to fail by putting him back in the starting lineup for Sunday’s season finale against Denver.
The Oakland Raiders fell to 4-9 on the season with a 37-27 loss on the road against the New York Jets today, thanks to the usual defensive lapses and one big special-teams breakdown.
As the Oakland Raiders enter the final stretch of the 2013 season, a quick glance at their schedule shows some missed opportunities.
The Oakland Raiders do not have a good record after bye weeks even though they usually play considerably better after an extra week off. They’re looking to change that and they have to do it by beating a streaking Pittsburgh Steelers team.
The Oakland Raiders enjoyed their bye week by taking a much needed break after losing three of the last four games. Still, they know there is work to be done but a little rest and relaxation was just what coaches called for to maybe help improve the offense and keep the defense running at a good pace.
Almost half the team was excused from the first practice of this season’s bye week as Allen gave almost all of the team’s veterans and injured players time away from the field.