Team Grades: Raiders Can't Hold On In Fourth Quarter Vs. ChargersThe 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.
What Can The Raiders Do Now In Order To Win In Week 6?The Oakland Raiders have a bye week to lick their wounds from the 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London last weekend. If the Silver & Black wants to win in Week Six against the San Diego Chargers at the Coliseum, they need to fix many things in the next two weeks.
Team Grades: Raiders Stink Up Wembley In Every Way PossibleThe Oakland Raiders continued their up-down season on Sunday in London against the Miami Dolphins, and unfortunately, this was another down week for the Silver & Black as they lost to the Miami Dolphins, 38-14. Nothing went right for Oakland, and the team is now 0-4 this season heading into their bye week.
Team Grades: Raiders' Valiant Effort Comes Up Just ShortThe Oakland Raiders were driving for the tying touchdown against the New England Patriots on the road late in the fourth quarter when disaster struck: a deflected interception ended the game with the Raiders coming up short, 16-9. The defense did its job for once; the offense did not.
Raiders Defense Fails In Home Opener Against TexansIt was an ugly, ugly day for the Oakland Raiders in their 2014 home opener, as the offense couldn't get anything going until late, and the defense did a Swiss cheese impression from the opening whistle.
MJD, Roach Biggest Injury Concerns For Raiders Heading Into Week 2Two weak spots from Week One—the running game and the defense—could struggle again in Week Two if Maurice Jones-Drew and Nick Roach can't get healthy in time to face the Houston Texans at the Coliseum on Sunday.
Schaub Struggles, Raiders Lose To Vikings In Preseason OpenerMatt Schaub's first time in silver and black wasn't exactly smooth. The latest attempt by the Raiders to stop the quarterback carousel from spinning, Schaub finished 3 for 7 for 21 yards.
Raiders, 49ers Linebackers Moore, Brooks, Ranked As Teams' Most Underrated PlayersThe most underrated players on the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers are both linebackers, according to a veteran NFL columnist - each a solid contributor to a linebacking corps that are among the league's best.
Raiders 2013 Season Part Of Long-Term GrowthEvery other team in the AFC West division made the postseason in 2013, so the Oakland Raiders just have to chalk the season down to growth and discovery -- and hope for the best in 2014.
Raiders Flunk Final Season Test Against BroncosThe Oakland Raiders didn't score until the final five minutes of the game Sunday against the conference's best team, while the defense put the offense in a big hole early.
Raiders Face Broncos In Week 17 With Very Little On The LineThe 4-11 Oakland Raiders can't keep the 12-3 Denver Broncos from winning the AFC West, but they might be able to stop their division rivals from claiming the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC playoffs if the Silver and Black can end a five-game losing streak.
Raiders Can Focus On Evaluating Talent For 2014 Instead Of Worrying About Injuries This Week In San DiegoThe 4-10 Oakland Raiders have a mostly-healthy roster for their Week 16 matchup on the road against the 7-7 San Diego Chargers, which means the Silver and Black will be focusing on shaping their 2014 plans a little early this holiday season.
Injuries May Not Matter For Raiders Against Chiefs This WeekendThe Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs both have some injuries on their respective rosters as they face off this weekend in Week 15, but it probably won't affect the outcome of the game too much.
Raiders, Jets Both Nursing Many Wounds As They Prepare To Face Off SundayThe Oakland Raiders have some injury issues at running back, and the New York Jets have some health concerns at wide receiver -- and both teams might just want to get through their next four games as fast as possible.
The Mess That Is The Jets Still Dangerous At Home For A Weary Raiders SquadThe New York Jets may be 5-7 on the year and looking dysfunctional again, but they're still tough beat at home where the Oakland Raiders will travel this weekend for a Week 14 matchup.