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 >>

Raiders make it two dominating victories in a row

The Oakland Raiders (4-4) came into their Halloween contest against the Seattle Seahawks (4-3) hoping to prevent a letdown after their dominating victory last week over divisional rival Denver. Since the last time the team won two games back to back was at the end of the 2008 season, there was plenty of reason to be concerned.

Share
November 1, 2010
Read More >>

At the half – Raiders 10 Seahawks 0

Defense has ruled the day for the Oakland Raiders today. On Seattle’s first possession, the Raiders recorded sacks by Tommy Kelly and Richard Seymour. The Raiders’ defense has been so good today that Seattle didn’t record their first first down of the game until there was just 2:29 to go in the half.

Share
October 31, 2010
Read More >>

Raiders do enough to win – lose 24-23 in Arizona

The biggest worry for the Oakland Raiders (1-2) coming into their third-week game with the Arizona Cardinals (2-1) wasn’t their special teams. After losing to the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, 24-23, by allowing an opening kickoff return touchdown and three missed field goals, it will be their biggest worry for the coming week. Sebastian Janikowski entered the game perfect from 30-39 yards since 2007, with 36 straight from inside 39 yards….

Share
September 27, 2010
Read More >>

Where does the season go from here?

Those were the first words out of Tom Cable’s mouth when he addressed the media Sunday afternoon, and although there’s no doubt he was being honest, it’s a good bet that those words were severely understated. The Raiders, underdogs to most objective prognosticators, looked more like the Art Shell team of 2006 and nothing like the team that some have pegged to win the AFC West this year.

Share
September 13, 2010
Read More >>

Gradkowski almost saves the day

The Oakland Raiders weren’t able to overcome the big plays they allowed to the San Francisco 49ers Saturday night, losing 28-24 in their third preseason game of 2010. In the end, it was the 49ers’ final drive that lasted 8:31 and resulted in a touchdown and two-point conversion to ice the contest.

Share
August 29, 2010
Read More >>

Hue Jackson finally braves the media

It was a short up-tempo practice in which the offense and defense went against each other for most of the session in the red zone. There was no clear winner, but again DHB was making all the plays that came his way. DHB also made the play of the day by making an over the shoulder touchdown grab on a post route, then later on caught one in the middle of the end zone after beating Chris Johnson.

Share
August 27, 2010
Read More >>

Denver Broncos trample Oakland Raiders 23-3

For the second straight week, JaMarcus Russell and the rest of his teammates on the offensive side of the ball struggled to execute even the simplest of plays. That poor execution would lead to a second divisional loss to the Denver Broncos, 23-3.

Share
September 28, 2009
Read More >>

Raiders lose nail biter in final seconds

The Raiders were wearing uniforms from their AFL days, rushing the quarterback and stopping the run like they did when their legends were still on the field, scoring on long touchdowns as they did when they were perennial winners, but when they needed to play like their glory days the most, they looked more 2006 than 1976.

Share
September 15, 2009
Read More >>