As the Oakland Raiders enter the final stretch of the 2013 season, a quick glance at their schedule shows some missed opportunities.
The offense in Oakland is no great unit, but the Raiders will only go as far as their defense takes them in 2013.
A last minute Tennessee touchdown dashed the hopes of Raiders fans Sunday, as Oakland lost 23-19 at home. John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew that the Raiders offense had done their job late in the fourth quarter.
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.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Wright with 10 seconds remaining to cap a mistake-free performance that led Tennessee to a 23-19 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Terrelle Pryor’s knee injury is getting better, but Oakland will stick with Matt McGloin at quarterback for Sunday’s home game against Tennessee.
The 6-4 49ers face the 3-7 Redskins and quarterback Robert Griffin III in Washington Monday night. Both RG III and 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick seem to be struggling.
Sometimes, you don’t need to be great to make the NFL postseason, and other times, a team just needs to sneak in to win the Super Bowl.
Despite losing their starting quarterback to a season-ending injury, the Tennessee Titans won’t have a lot of quit in them when they come to Oakland next Sunday to play the Raiders.
The 49ers are three point underdogs as they prepare to play the Saints in New Orleans Sunday.