The Oakland Raiders fell to 4-9 on the season with a 37-27 loss on the road against the New York Jets today, thanks to the usual defensive lapses and one big special-teams breakdown.
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 nine players on the official NFL injury report this week, but that’s nothing compared to the 18 players listed by their Week 11 opponents.
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.
Oakland and New York take the field Sunday with a lot of injury questions and concerns, as both teams fight to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
The Oakland Raiders aren’t setting major strides this season, but they just got themselves out of the AFC West cellar by putting the San Diego Chargers in it. A fast start in a late game is what helped the silver and black attack pick up their second win.
The Oakland Raiders accomplished their first victory of the season against a struggling Jacksonville Jaguars with a performance that should have been better.
The left tackle issue for the Oakland Raiders is still at large. However, the issue will not or should not be a problem against the Jacksonville Jaguars for week 2.