The Oakland Raiders football team Wednesday afternoon is donating $50,000 for earthquake relief to the American Red Cross, the Napa Valley Unified School District and the Napa Valley Education Foundation.
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.
The number 12 overall pick in the 2012 draft will miss at least six games after he is placed on the physically unable to perform list by the team, the NFL’s Kevin Patra reports.
In a secret poll of more than 100 NFL players, the Oakland Raiders were the most frequent response to a question about where athletes don’t want to pick up a paycheck.
With a stable of running backs now complementing quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers offense could be as potent as ever this season.
Let’s take a look at who the five worst teams will be heading into the 2014 NFL season.
Even though he will be 38 in October and well past his prime, safety Charles Woodson has the ability to lead the Oakland Raiders defense this season to a level the team hasn’t seen in awhile.
Matthew Stafford threw touchdown passes on his first two drives for Detroit before Matt McGloin threw a 19-yard TD pass to Brice Butler with 6 seconds to go to give the Oakland Raiders a 27-26 victory over the Lions in an exhibition game Friday night.
Raiders Fans Welcome New Season At O.co Coliseum; Team Looks For Improvement In Preseason Clash Vs. Lions
Two days of practice in front of boisterous Raiders supporters gave Oakland’s newcomers a taste of the passion of the fan base.
Among the fans at the Raiders-Lions preseason game in Oakland Friday night will be those in various scary forms of silver and black in the notorious Black Hole.