2 hrs ago
Not much to study for Patriots defense with Raiders starting rookie QB
The New England Pat riots' defense is preparing for a bit of the unknown in Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr this Sunday. Carr has played two games in the NFL, so there's not a whole lot of video on him.
7 hrs ago
Oakland Raiders Rumors: Odds Are Stacked Against Dennis Allen
There is no question that after an offseason in which nearly the entire team had been revamped, optimism and expectations were high not just among Oakland Raiders fans, but also with team owner Mark Davis . Given the wretched state his late father left the franchise in, head coach Dennis Allen was given some leeway as the team began the laborious process of rebuilding.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Oakland Raiders In Trouble After 0-2 Start
Are the Oakland Raiders in trouble after a 0-2 start to the 2014 season? What a ridiculous question. I haven't heard too many of those in my life, but that would most definitely be one of them.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Albany Times Union
Raiders embarrassed after 0-2 start
Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck sits on the bench late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
NBC Bay Area
Allen Now 8-26 as Raiders Head Coach
Head coach Dennis Allen isn't happy with an 0-2 start for his Raiders -- and neither is anyone else. Dennis Allen has now been head coach of the Oakland Raiders for 34 regular-season games.
'We Suck,' Says Raiders Legend Woodson After Latest Loss
After watching his team be throttled at home by a Texans club that managed just two wins all of last year, veteran Raiders safety Charles Woodson said what much of Raider Nation was thinking: "We suck," Woodson said in the lockeroom after Sunday's loss to Houston. "Today that's as blunt as I could put it.
The Washington Post
Watt's TD catch fuels Texans' 30-14 win vs Raiders
The Houston Texans are right back where they were a year ago after two games. Now they need to figure out how to avoid the collapse that led to 14 straight losses to end last season.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Contra Costa Times
Raiders' Charles Woodson: 'We're not very good'
A: It's disappointing. I don't know what else to say about it. Coming into the season we felt a lot better about where we were at that point.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Predicting Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans Final Score
In 2013, the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans resided in the cellar of the AFC, with the Texans finishing 2-14 and the Raiders 4-12. The two teams will face off in Oakland on Sunday with the Texans coming into the contest already having a win under their belt.
Silver And Black Pride
Raiders 2015 draft watch, defensive needs
While 2014 is supposed to be the season that the Raiders see some progress, their first game against the Jets would suggest otherwise. The quickest way to improve a team is through the draft.
Inside Bay Area
Raiders fans, Antonio Smith's 'Ninja Assassin' an ideal match
If ever a fan base and a player seemed to be a perfect match, it would be the Raiders defensive tackle Antonio Smith and the most infamous partisans in the NFL. Smith came out of the tunnel each week as a member of the Houston Texans wearing his "Ninja Assassin'' mask and had a special dance for sacks which included a simulated "slash of death'' and the throwing of "Ninja stars.'
Gang Green Nation
sp0rtsfan86's Chalkboard: The win at Oakland.
So as of right now I'm going to post these here... but hey it's a happy recap as the Jets won... and all is good in the world. Watching the film on Geno Smith's INT was interesting only because either A) Charles Woodson is that damn good at reading a QB... or B) the Oakland DC had a perfect scheme for the play.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Silver And Black Pride
Sebastian Janikowski, Charles Woodson approaching NFL career records
There is a chance the Raiders could have a couple players celebrating breaking all-time NFL records this season. Two such players are Sebastian Janikowski and Charles Woodson .
MJD, Roach Biggest Injury Concerns For Raiders Heading Into Week 2
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew and linebacker Nick Roach could miss the Oakland Raiders' Week Two game against the Houston Texans at the Coliseum, and that's not good news for the Silver & Black coming off the Week One loss in New York to the Jets. MJD only posted 23 total yards in the defeat, but his presence in the backfield always makes a defense think twice about the play call.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
The Washington Post
Despite playing in different divisions, teams meeting for eighth time in nine seasons. ... Texans won three of four meetings in Oakland, tied with New Orleans and Indianapolis for best winning percentage at Coliseum.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Raiders Defense Has To Be Better In Week 2 If Oakland Wants A Win
It's a testament to the Oakland Raiders defense that they bent so much in Week 1 against the New York Jets on the road without breaking too often. But in the NFL, generally, that's not a recipe for success long-term, and the Silver & Black know this as they prepare for their Week 2 matchup at home against the Houston Texans.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
New York Post
With Vick in waiting, Geno Smith refusing to slip up
Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith got off to a strong start to his sophomore season in Sunday's 19-14 win over the Raiders. Sure, he still had two turnovers and nearly a third, but the blemishes on this one were much harder to find than the positives for Smith.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Fantasy football: Jamaal Charles just one player whose performance was unusual
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles runs against Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. That's because no one on the planet saw them coming.
Contra Costa Times
Here's how the Raiders graded out in a 19-14 season-opening loss to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium: Derek Carr's stats were inflated with some late success. Until he struck with a 30-yard touchdown pass to James Jones, everything was short.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Jets Top Raiders 19-14 to Open Season
Meet Raiders Legend Lester Hayes at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Friday, September 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meet Raiders Legend Ted Hendricks at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Friday, September 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Oakland Raiders Back to Football 5K Run, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will bring together both runners and NFL fans, and welcomes participants of all abilities to kick off the 2014 Oakland Raiders season. Be sure to register early as spots will be limited.