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With California suffering through a heatwave of epic proportions, state authorities encourage everybody to avoid using major appliances until the evening, lest we force power outages from an overworked electrical grid. It would appear, though, that a massive power outage occurred in the city of Oakland on Sunday afternoon - at least for the guys wearing Silver and Black.
Defensive end J.J. Watt caught a touchdown pass and Arian Foster posted his 27th career 100-yard rushing performance as visiting Houston trounced Oakland. Foster carried 28 times for 138 yards and a score while Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 14-of-19 passes for 139 yards and two TDs for the Texans , who halted their seven-game road losing streak and matched their win total for the entire 2013 season.
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.
September 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is tackled by Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Charles Woodson has decided to end his Hall of Fame career in the place it all started with the Oakland Raiders, hopeful that he would be able to help guide the struggling franchise back to the promised land before hanging up his cleats for good.
Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew will miss the home opener against the Houston Texans with an injured right hand. Jones-Drew did not practice all week but was listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
The difference between 2-0 and 1-1 is worth more than just one game. Well, not technically, but a team's odds at making the playoffs increases dramatically with a 2-0 record.
Aug 22, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is tackled by Oakland Raiders linebacker Nick Roach and defensive end LaMarr Woodley after getting a pass away in the 1st quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver will have to gameplan without their starting middle linebacker for the second straight week to start the 2014 NFL season as Nick Roach was named one of the Raiders inactives on Sunday afternoon after failing to clear the concussion protocol required to play.
While 2014 is supposed to be the season that the Raiders see some progress, their first game against the Jet s would suggest otherwise. The quickest way to improve a team is through the draft.
Getting to see the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders play in person can be an experience in itself. The 49ers have moved into new digs, Levi's Stadium, in Santa Clara.
When he was signed to a brand new team in the offseason for the first time in his career, Matt Schaub was looking forward to a new chapter. The Oakland Raiders ' quarterback was excited to bring some credibility to a franchise yearning for a high-caliber starter to steer them into the right direction.
Of course, there is time for Allen to save his Raiders' coaching career, but not a lot of it. Maybe weeks.
The Oakland Raiders have a few players who deserve more playing time, and that means players will be expendable. Despite losing their first game of the 2014 season, things seem to be looking bright for the future.
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.'
Marshall Faulk asked us this question: "Standing your ground under pressure is no easy feat. But that's what makes a team Professional Grade.
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 Greg Townsend at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Friday, September 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 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.
Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen remains hopeful that running back Maurice Jones-Drew will be able to play in Sunday's home opener against the Houston Texans. Nick Roach's status isn't as encouraging, meaning the Raiders likely will be without their starting middle linebacker for a second straight week.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:30 am
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