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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.