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TALE OF THE TAPE

Raiders

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    Tale Of The Tape: Oakland Raiders At New England Patriots

    The Raiders face a huge disadvantage at the quarterback spot, where rookie Derek Carr is getting the start and must face a New England defense that stepped up in its second game of the season.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Houston Texans At Oakland Raiders

    The misery of 2013 is in the past and the Texans are looking forward. They did not play a great game vs. the Redskins in Week One, but they did enough to come up with the win.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Oakland Raiders At New York Jets

    The Raiders hope to pull out of the malaise they have been in for the last 11 years. They have not earned a spot in the postseason since reaching the Super Bowl following the 2002 season, and have just three playoff appearances in the last 20 years.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Denver Broncos At Oakland Raiders

    Peyton Manning will never admit this, but he would have liked it if the Ravens had beaten the Patriots, because that would have allowed the Broncos to clinch the top seed in the AFC playoffs.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Oakland Raiders At San Diego Chargers

    Matt McGloin continues to get opportunities to produce with the Raiders, and he is coming off a rough game in Week 15 against the Chiefs.

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    Tale Of The Tape: Kansas City Chiefs At Oakland Raiders

    Alex Smith and the Chiefs got back in the win column after a three-game losing streak.

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