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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.

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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

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 22: Quarterback Matt McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders sits on the ground against the San Diego Chargers in the second half at Qualcomm Stadium on December 22, 2013 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 26-13. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Raiders Fade In Second Half, Poor Team Grades Result In Loss Against Chargers

The Oakland Raiders kicked a tying field goal with just 10 seconds left in the first half against the San Diego Chargers on the road at Qualcomm Stadium, but the home team dominated the second half as the Silver and Black could do nothing noteworthy on offense in the 26-13 loss.

12/23/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 28: Taiwan Jones #22 of the Oakland Raiders carries the ball against Phillip Tanner #34 of the Dallas Cowboys during a Thanksgiving Day game at AT&T Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Oakland Raiders 31-24. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

More Of The Same For Raiders In Dallas: ‘Almost’ Doesn’t Cut It

Oakland wasn’t able to capitalize on a 21-7 first-half lead as the team lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the traditional Thanksgiving Day game.

11/29/2013

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Matt McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders drops back to pass against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum on November 24, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Oakland Left Wondering ‘What If?’ As Offense And Defense Earn Disappointing Grades

Giving up a touchdown with just ten seconds left in a four-point loss at home hurt the defensive marks, but the Raiders have to be able to score more as well on offense if they want to win consistently in the modern NFL.

11/25/2013

HOUSTON, TX- NOVEMBER 17: Matthew McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders completes a pass against the Houston Texans on November 17, 2013 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

McGloin, Jennings, Defense Get High Grades In Road Win Over Texans

Thrust into his first NFL start, quarterback Matt McGloin threw for three touchdowns against Houston on Sunday to lead the Raiders to their first road win of the 2013 season.

11/18/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 10: Mathias Kiwanuka #94 of the New York Giants strips the ball from Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Raiders Offense Chokes In Loss Against New York Giants

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.

11/11/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 08: Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders throws a pass during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 8, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Terrelle Pryor’s Comeback Falls Short Against Colts

Terrelle Pryor’s performance was outstanding, leading a comeback that barely fell short as mistakes overtook the Raiders, and they fell to the Colts. See how the other Raiders units stacked up on Sunday.

09/09/2013

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 29: Punter Chris Kluwe #5 of the Oakland Raiders punts against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Raiders Cut QB Tyler Wilson, Punter Chris Kluwe, Add Two Defensemen

Fourth-round pick QB Tyler Wilson and punter Chris Kluwe were cut to make room for two defensive players. Will this have any effect on the Raiders for their first game?

09/04/2013

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Lance Moore #16 of the New Orleans Saints catches a touchdown while defended by Ron Bartell #21 of the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 18, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders Make More Roster Changes

The 3-10 Raiders continue to make roster cuts to players who aren’t performing as the front office expected. This week featured the release of cornerback Ron Bartell and the reinstatement of disgrunted linebacker Rolando McClain. There is also speculation that long-time punter Shane Lechler will not return next season given his advanced age and high salary.

12/12/2012

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