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.
Oakland Raiders cornerback Taiwan Jones’ agent said Friday that the NFL player is upset that his two dogs killed a neighbor’s Chihuahua this week.
Taiwan Jones was out celebrating teammate Darren McFadden’s birthday when he decided to jump over a car. In the video, you can hear someone off-camera bet Jones $200 that he can’t make the jump.
Taiwan Jones’ NFL career got off to a slow start when a variety of injuries and the inability to hold onto the ball kept him off the field for much of his first two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.
Oakland’s 55-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens was the second straight loss for the Raiders but this game is arguably the low point of the season. Oakland was simply embarrassed by the superior Ravens and look directionless on the field.
Taiwan Jones has not seen much action in his brief NFL career. In 2011 he came into the league with much promise. The Oakland Raiders running back only saw 16 carries which he converted into 76 yards during his rookie year. The limited action was because the Raiders had Darren McFadden and Michael Bush on their team as the top options.
Without running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson cleared to practice, who will run the ball on Sunday at Baltimore? Carson Palmer threw the ball a career-high 61 times last Sunday, and he could break this personal record if the Raiders inept run game can’t get going.
The Raiders have 16 players in the injury list while the Bucs have only four. But Tampa Bay is missing left guard Carl Nicks who is a big part of the Bucs offense. Can the Raiders defense exploit his absence?