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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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Daily Madden: Texan J.J. Watt Will Be A Challenge For The Raiders

The Raiders will host the Houston Texans for a sold-out game at the Coliseum on Sunday and Coach Madden said rookie quarterback Derek Carr will face some challenges.

09/12/2014

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Raiders Defense Has To Be Better In Week 2 If Oakland Wants A Win

The Oakland Raiders gave up 402 yards in their opener against the New York Jets on the road, even though they gave up just 19 points. Some of that was due to the Jets QB struggling to hold on to the ball, of course, but the Silver & Black defense will need to be a lot tougher at home in Week Two for the Raiders to emerge victorious against an efficient Houston Texans offense.

09/10/2014

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Raiders Hope For Brighter Days In Week 2 Matchup Against Texans

Week Two looks tougher for the Oakland Raiders now that the Houston Texans posted their first win in almost a year. Can the Raiders win their home opener? Sure, they can, if both the offense and the defense play better than they did in Week One against the New York Jets on the road.

09/09/2014

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The Derek Carr Era Has Begun For The Oakland Raiders

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.

09/03/2014

Chris Culliver #29 of the San Francisco 49ers returning a kick off gets tackled by Shiloh Keo #31 of the Houston Texans during an NFL pre-season football game at Candlestick Park August 27, 2011 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

49ers’ Kaepernick Not Worried About Offense Ahead Of Final Preseason Match Vs. Houston Texans On KPIX 5

49ers at Houston Texans, Friday at 5:00 pm on KPIX 5 HOUSTON (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will probably get one series Friday in the teams final preseason game against the Houston […]

08/28/2014

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 27: Nick Roach #53, Lamarr Houston #99 and Mike Jenkins #21 of the Oakland Raiders celebrate after Jenkins intercepted the ball during their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at O.co Coliseum on October 27, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

6 NFL Teams That Could Be Worse Than The Raiders

National sportswriters don’t appear too bowled over by the Oakland Raider roster additions of NFL veterans LaMarr Woodley, Matt Schaub, Justin Tuck and Maurice Jones-Drew. Pundits peg the Raiders as perhaps the worst team in the league, and ESPN has Head Coach Dennis Allen rated as the worst in the NFL. The Silver and Black also compete in a division where every other squad made the playoffs last year, prompting some to say they are already out of contention this season. Really? It may take everything breaking right for Raider Nation to make a playoff appearance, but surely there are teams with less upside than Oakland. Here are a few of the potential challengers for the NFL cellar.

08/26/2014

Sharrif Floyd #95 of the Minnesota Vikings runs a drill during a rookie minicamp on May 3, 2013 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Sharrif Floyd Looks To Continue Vikings Tradition Of Good Defensive Tackles

The Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend. He learned a lot of from former teammate Kevin Williams and slimmed down in the offseason to reach his full potential. This season should be the beginning of the Floyd era in Minnesota.

08/22/2014

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5 Worst Teams In NFL Heading Into 2014 Season

Let’s take a look at who the five worst teams will be heading into the 2014 NFL season.

08/19/2014

Andre Johnson #80 Houston Texans is tackled by LaRon Landry #30 of the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Andre Johnson Needs To Buy In If Houston Texans Want To Win

The Houston Texans have a brand new head coach and starting quarterback. The only way they can win this season is if their best player, wide receiver Andre Johnson, buys into the new system.

08/07/2014

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