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Raiders Offense Needs To Stay Wide Open Going Forward In 2014

In Week Six, the Oakland Raiders’ offense set season-high marks in total yards, passing yards and rushing yards. If this is Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano’s plan for staying competitive with a bad defense, it’s not necessarily a bad plan. Rookie quarterback Derek Carr had his best game of the year against San Diego, and the sky is the limit for the youngster going forward this 2014 season.

10/15/2014

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Daily Madden: Raiders Are Playing Pro Football Again

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – The Oakland Raiders looked re-energized in fighting a good San Diego Chargers team through all four quarters before losing 31-28. “The Raiders really looked good,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio […]

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Team Grades: Raiders Can’t Hold On In Fourth Quarter Vs. Chargers

The 2014 Oakland Raiders cam every close to getting their first win of the season on Sunday. In fact, they held the lead in the second half for the first time all season. But in the end, the San Diego Chargers’ offense was too much for the Silver & Black’s defense, and the Chargers escaped with a 31-28 victory over the Raiders.

10/13/2014

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Sparano Picks Up 1st Loss As Interim Coach For Oakland Raiders

Branden Oliver and Philip Rivers spoiled Oakland’s fresh start to the season.

10/12/2014

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Injury Report: Bye Week Helps Raiders Get Healthier For Week 6

The NFL bye week always is a welcomed sight for injured players, and the Oakland Raiders used their bye week to get a lot healthier—especially on the defensive side. This is good, as next up for the Silver & Black is a visit from the San Diego Chargers and their high-powered offense.

10/10/2014

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Opponent Profile: San Diego Chargers Present Big Challenge For Toothless Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have a new head coach, for now, and they’ve just had their bye week. How will they fare against the 4-1 San Diego Chargers at home this week? Well, the Bolts are on a roll, and they look very good. The exact opposite can be said of Silver & Black, so don’t expect things to suddenly get better for Oakland now that Dennis Allen has been fired.

10/07/2014

Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals scores on a wild pitch in the eighth inning during their American League Wild Card game against Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: AL Wildcard Game Was Exciting Despite A’s Loss; Raider Team Needs Take Ownership

Coach Madden talks about watching the A’s lose to the Royals in the AL postseason opener and discusses what he thinks Tony Sparano, the Raiders’ newly appointed interim coach, should do.

10/01/2014

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Raiders Fire Allen, Name Sparano Interim Head Coach But Nothing Will Change

The Oakland Raiders fired Head Coach Dennis Allen after an 0-4 start, and they have named former Miami Dolphins head coach and current Oakland offensive line coach Tony Sparano as the interim leader. However, this won’t change anything for the Silver & Black, as they still have an old and talent-bereft roster. What matters now is the plan for a permanent coach in 2015.

10/01/2014

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GameDay: Sparano Hiring Short-Term Solution For Raiders’ Long-Term Problems

Reggie McKenzie looked like a poster boy for a Southwest Airlines commercial. “Wanna get away?”

09/30/2014

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Raiders Introduce Sparano As Head Coach, Say Turnaround Is ‘Doable’

The Tony Sparano era begins in Oakland after a delayed and subdued press conference at Raiders headquarters in Alameda, where new head coach Tony Sparano described replacing friend Dennis Allen as head coach as a “bittersweet” moment.

09/30/2014

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