Elias Trejo – Dec 5, 2013
All season our website has been playing against other NFL websites in a Fantasy Football League sponsored by Crown Royal. We were fortunate enough to make the playoffs despite the fact that we started out the season with Darren McFadden, Ray Rice and Terrelle Pryor in our starting line up. A few trades later and several lucky games during the season Raider Nation Times is in the hunt for a title. Unfortunately we are the lowest scoring playoff team in the playoffs and we are playing against the highest scoring playoff team in the first round.
John Doublin – Nov 18, 2013
KRON-4 online is reporting that former Oakland Raiders' linebacker Thomas Howard was killed in a double-fatal auto accident today. Howard was just 30 years old.
John Doublin – Nov 15, 2013
There has been much optimism at Oakland Raiders' practices lately as several key players have returned to practice. Unfortunately, several others have been missing as well.
John Doublin – Nov 13, 2013
ESPN SportsCenter is reporting from their Twitter page that five-time Pro Bowler, two-time Super Bowl champion, and Oakland Raider great tight end Todd Christensen has passed away at the age of 57.
John Doublin – Nov 22, 2013
After an narrow victory over the Texans in Houston, the Oakland Raiders return home to take on the Tennessee Titans in Week-12 of the 2013 NFL Season.
John Doublin – Jan 10, 2013
As the 2012 NFL Season came to an end with the "new era" of Oakland Raiders football falling flat, a contingent of Raider Nation has begun calling for the team to cut ties with explosive running back Darren McFadden, and trade him away for draft picks.
John Doublin – Nov 8, 2013
As the Oakland Raiders prepare to fly east and play against the New York Giants, their official, league-madated injury report was filed earlier today. The list is much longer, and far less optimistic than many had hoped.
Austin Martin – Nov 8, 2013
Alright Raider Nation, hear me out. Our last winning season was with Bill Callahan in 2002-2003 when we went to the superbowl. That was the last time our Oakland Raiders have made it to the playoffs. A decade. Now, let me explain some things real quick.
David Wilson – Nov 6, 2013
At 3-5, the Raiders still have a better record than many expected coming into this season, and whilst there are some glaring problems in some areas of the roster, there are some very bright spots too.
David Wilson – Nov 12, 2013
The Oakland Raiders managed to throw away yet another game that they should have won on Sunday, losing 24-20 away to the New York Giants.
Austin Martin – Nov 5, 2013
There was a time where McFadden exploded MOST times he got the ball, mainly back in 2010 and in his rookie season (2008). But that hasn't been around much lately and he's also NEVER played a full season. The most games he's played in a season is 13 out of 16. This season, only 4 games in, he was hurt and out for 2 weeks. 2 Week later, this past Sunday, in the embarrassing 49-20 loss to the Eagles, McFadden was hurt early in the game and could of course miss a significant amount of time. Backup RB Rashad Jennings filled in for McFadden, and exploded for 102 Yards rushing on 14 carries AND 7 Receptions (10 Targets) for 74 yards recieving and 1 rushing TD.
Austin Martin – Oct 30, 2013
Don't look now, but the Oakland Raiders are 3-4, just one game behind the Jets (4-4) and Chargers (4-3) for the 6th seed in the AFC. They already hold a 1-0 tiebreaker over the Chargers and play the Jets soon, and if the Raiders want to make the playoffs, here are some things that need to happen:
Terrell White – Dec 10, 2013
Holla At Me Raider Nation! I guess I should be excited about our Raiders making their second trip to Gotham City; However, I'm not. Why? The answer is simple. Once again we have to deal with the tired story line of how the Raiders haven't won a game in the East since '09. After this Sunday, that saga may continue. Raiders O vs. Jets D. We all knew that Darren McFadden was fragile, and that he wouldn't be around for more then a game or two after his return. However, I wasn't expecting for Rashad Jennings to join him as a member of the walking wounded; Last time I checked Jennings was still suffering from that concussion he sustained last week in the Thanks For Not Giving game Oakland played in Dallas. If Oakland doesn't make a concentrated effort to run the ball, this could spell doom for our Raiders. Dennis Allen, Greg Olsen, and company have not proven to be very inventive with their play calling, or game strategy. The Jets, despite their up and down record have one of the top ranked run defenses in the league; Teams aren't gaining more than 80 yards on the ground a game against the Jets. Therefore, even a crash dummy knows that Rex Ryan and company are going to look to make the Raiders one dimensional. You and I know what that means - The Raider offensive line will be under pressure all day long. Expect the Jets to blitz, and blitz, and blitz some more; Undoubtedly they're going to try and force Matt McGloin and the Raider passing game to beat them. The Raider offensive line is going to need to give Matt McGloin time to survey the field and find his receivers; Moreover, their going to need to do this without drive killing penalties!!! Last week the Raider offensive being unproductive (21 total plays run the entire second half) killed our defense, and our chance at winning. If Oakland is to avoid a repeat of last weeks performance we're going to need a strong game from the Raider offensive line; Not just protecting Matt McGloin but opening holes for Marcel Reece!! We can't just NOT run the ball!!! Raiders D. vs. Jets O. Jets quarterback Gino Smith, like our Terrelle Pryor has has his moments of brilliance. Gino Smith, like our Terrelle Pryor, has also struggled at times with his accuracy throwing the ball this season. Therefore, this week, you should be watching two teams looking to mirror one another. The Raiders should be looking to take a page from the Jets defensive play book, and shut down the run game. Oakland has done a decent job with its run defense; Mainly due to the play of our interior linemen. This week the Raiders can not allow the Jets to do what Dallas did last week (especially in the second half); Control the tempo of the game by running with the football.
Damali Binta – Dec 6, 2013
It's exciting to see someone you know stand in the inner circle of the Oakland Raiders. Cynthia Foreman, a business woman and smart lady is seen in the locker room of the Oakland Raiders in a Facebook photo. She and Willie Brown are marketing Foreman's cookies.
Elias Trejo – Dec 10, 2013
I'm not the General Manager of the Oakland Raiders, yet, but I'm still waiting for Mark Davis or Reggie McKenzie to give me a call so I can be a part of this organization in one way or another. I'll start off mopping the floors if I have to and I'll be the best damn mopper on their payroll. Anyways, until I get that call I'll continue to run my website and write about the things I would do to improve the team next off season. There are five things the Raiders need to do next season to make sure they can come in and compete for a playoff spot in 2014.
Captain Jack Rack 'em Levy – Dec 4, 2013
For those of you who had ‘Black Friday’ off for shopping… or whatever after Thanksgiving sport you’d call rushing amongst throngs of people trying to get that ‘one little item’ which is 35% off retail (which was marked up 15% two weeks ago when you weren’t looking so it’s really only discounted 20%) – and have come back to the reality of working for a living … just had the Huey Lewis and News song run through my head… pretty cool! – The Captain welcomes you back for another reality check of sorts… the quandary and decisions yet to be made with our beloved Raiders' team.
Elias Trejo – Dec 2, 2013
The Raiders have four games left in the season and currently have a 4-8 record. While technically they haven't been eliminated from the playoffs yet, their two recent losses have put them too far back in the race to have a real shot at getting in. This is the time of the year where fans start chanting Jon Gruden's name and want the current head coach to be fired. While many insist that it's time for a change already, I'm one of the many who believe it's vital for the Raiders to stick with their plan and keep moving forward.
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