Raiders Coach Says Flynn 'Is Our Starting QB'In the pass-heavy NFL, the Oakland Raiders have struggled to find consistency at the quarterback position. They're hoping to remedy that in 2013.
It's Official: Terrelle Pryor Makes His First Career Start Against The ChargersAfter almost a week of waiting, head coach Dennis Allen makes it official by naming Terrelle Pryor as his starting quarterback in Sunday's finale at San Diego. Pryor hasn't started a game since he won the 2011 Sugar Bowl while at Ohio State. Cornerback Philip Adams is on injured reserve with a groin injury and has been replaced by Brandian Ross.
Raiders Leaning Toward Starting Matt Leinart In Sunday's Finale At San DiegoWith quarterback Carson Palmer out for the final game with cracked ribs, competition begins in earnest for the starting quarterback job between backups Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor. Indications are that Pryor will get more than three plays, but the bulk of the playing time will go to Leinart. The Raiders were also shut out of the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2003.
Terrelle Pryor Should Get More Playing Time In Raiders' FinaleWith the Raiders mired in another losing season, now is the time for quarterback Terrelle Pryor to get his chance to prove to his coaches and the fans what he can do. The Raiders are guaranteed a top five pick in the upcoming NFL draft so there's nothing to lose by playing him. In fact, a loss by the team only helps to ensure a better draft pick.
Raiders Listless Against Panthers in 17-6 LossThe Oakland Raiders lost again to fall to 4-11 Sunday. Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer was injured during the game and the team didn't play any better with backup QB Matt Leinart. Few positives can be found after the Raiders lost their 10th straight game in the Eastern time zone.
With Palmer Hurt, Raiders Fall Prey To Panthers 17-6The Panthers held the Raiders to 189 total yards and 12 first downs in a game where Oakland's starting quarterback Carson Palmer was sidelined after a first-quarter injury.
Matt Leinart: College Superstar, Professional UnderachieverThe NFL career of Matt Leinart has been rather forgettable. The former Heisman Trophy winner has more notoriety as a ladies man. Leinart has suffered three season-ending injuries since 2006. This is his first season with the Raiders.
Daily Madden: Andrew Luck's Strong StartFormer Stanford quarterback and Indianapolis Colts top pick Andrew Luck continues to get good reviews despite the Colts' 26-24 pre-season loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday.
Raiders Sign QB Leinart To Back Up PalmerThe Oakland Raiders have signed quarterback Matt Leinart to a contract to back up Carson Palmer.
Raiders Draft Burris, Crawford, Criner On 3rd DayThe Raiders drafted San Diego State linebacker Miles Burris, Penn State defensive end Jack Crawford and Arizona receiver Juron Criner with their first three picks Saturday.
Daily Madden: Why It's Too Early To Pick NFL's Best TeamsJohn Madden explains the difficulty in predicting NFL week three match-ups.