Jacoby Ford explodes in Raiders win over Chiefs

The Oakland Raiders (5-4, 3-0 AFC West) came into their rivalry game with the Kansas City Chiefs (5-3, 1-1 AFC West) on a hot streak after defeating Denver and Seattle by a combined score of 92-17. A victory over the first-place Chiefs would put them just half a game behind the AFC West front-runner, and give them a 3-0 record in the division — a tie-breaker that head coach Tom Cable has said the team is focused on this season.

It didn’t start out well, but it’s all about how it ends.

The Raiders came from 10 points down, finished regulation by kicking a game-tying field goal, and finished the game with a game-winner from Sebastian Janikowski for a 23-20 victory that will go down in history as one of the greatest games played in the storied rivalry.

Share
November 8, 2010
Read More >>

Zach Miller and Nnamdi Asomugha miss Chiefs game

Bruce Gradkowski will be the third quarterback while Jason Campbell continues at the helm of the Raiders’ offense today against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The big news, thanks to Campbell’s play the last two weeks, is that both Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle) and Zach Miller (foot) will miss the game with injuries. Here is the list of the inactives and lineup changes for today’s game. Check back after the game for post game quotes and notes.

Share
November 7, 2010
Read More >>

Gradkowski the emergency QB against Seattle

I’ve been sick all week, but I’m at the game and will be reporting from here. We’ll have the postgame report after the game. I’ll put up a report at the half, but unless anything shocking happens, I’ll be posting later tonight.

Share
October 31, 2010
Read More >>

Raiders erupt for big win in Denver

“I think a lot of it has to do with just the mentality of how we’re playing our coverage,” said Raiders’ head coach Tom Cable when discussing why the Raiders’ secondary had only two interceptions after playing in six games. On the first play from scrimmage for the Denver Broncos, Raiders corner Chris Johnson jumped a route and intercepted a Kyle Orton pass intended for Jabar Gaffney, then took it 30 yards the other way to put the Raiders on top 14-0 just after 4:24 of play.

Share
October 25, 2010
Read More >>

Michael Bush to be ready for Chargers

Darren McFadden still isn’t practicing and neither is Michael Bennett. That will leave a gaping hole for Michael Bush to reclaim the starting position, and for fellow backs Rock Cartwright and Marcel Reece to also step in for carries on Sunday.

Share
October 8, 2010
Read More >>

Thursday Cable

Tom Cable met with the media Thursday after practice. He talked about his new starting quarterback, his special teams, a new edition to the practice squad, and some of his next opponent this Sunday.

The following is the transcript of that press conference:

Share
September 23, 2010
Read More >>

Mario Henderson can hear your frustration

If you watched the Raiders 38-13 loss against Tennessee on opening day, you know the play that brought you the most frustration with Raiders’ starting left tackle Mario Henderson. Most likely, it was the blind-side sack of Jason Campbell, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Tennessee, and nearly turned into a quick Titans touchdown. Had it not been for Titans safety Michael Griffin rolling into Henderson’s leg just after recovering the fumble, it would have been.

Share
September 17, 2010
Read More >>

Tom Cable: not comfortable with losing

The one thing that Tom Cable has made loud and clear, since taking over the Raiders in 2008, is that he expects to win. Certainly he’s not unrealistic, knowing the old adage, “You can’t win them all,” but that doesn’t temper his expectations every day, every week, and certainly not for any game. Cable met with reporters today after the Raiders were finished with practice and he reiterated that same…

Share
September 16, 2010
Read More >>