Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
The offense in Oakland is no great unit, but the Raiders will only go as far as their defense takes them in 2013.
For an NFL team to be playoff caliber, it needs to win most of its games at home and find victory half the time on the road: the Raiders are winless this year away from the Coliseum.
The Oakland Raiders had every chance to win Sunday in New York, but the offense really struggled when it mattered most in the loss to the New York Giants.
Oakland and New York take the field Sunday with a lot of injury questions and concerns, as both teams fight to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
Sure, the New York Giants started 0-6, but they’ve won their last two games now, and coming off a bye week, they’ll be ready to host Oakland.
“Pryor is always a threat. He’s making some big throws, and I think that gives them a chance,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
You laugh now, but there was a time, very recently, when it was a debate. There was a time, when we thought the kid had commandeered the throne. There was a time when, when we thought it was the dawn of one empire, and the dusk of another.
The Seattle Seahawks humbled the San Francisco 49ers in Seattle Sunday night, winning 29-3. “(Seattle is) a legitimate tough team, with a legitimate defense,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The Oakland Raiders are favored to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in Oakland Sunday. “The one thing they can’t be is overconfident,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “You can’t have a good loss on the road and get overconfident by it.