RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Drops by WRs of the Oakland Raiders Continues to be a Problem

  Dropped passes by the pass catchers of the Oakland Raiders has been a major problem. Drops isn’t a official stat, and depending on which publication the information comes from, could have significantly different numbers. That’s because drops is something that is completely subjective — what one person considers a drop, another person could consider […] Drops by WRs of...
Via Just Blog Baby
3 hours ago

Oakland Reveals Stadium Proposal, Including $200M From City

The city of Oakland has revealed details of their most recent proposal in hopes of keeping the Raiders in town with a new stadium. The city of Oakland, Mayor Libby Schaaf, and a group led by Ronnie Lott have been putting together an 11th hour deal with hopes of preventing the Raiders from leaving town, […] Oakland Reveals Stadium Proposal, Including $200M From City - Just Blog...
Via Just Blog Baby
17 hours ago

Oakland Raiders Get Harsh Reality of Road To Super Bowl

The Oakland Raiders robbed themselves of home-field advantage, dropping a huge game at Arrowhead stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs. Let me just start by saying that the sky is not falling. The day of reckoning has not come and gone, leaving the Raiders’ playoff hopes floating with no life preserver in its tumultuous wake. […] Oakland Raiders Get Harsh Reality of Road To...
Via Just Blog Baby
18 hours ago

AP source: Aldon Smith makes reinstatement case to Goodell

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Suspended Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith has met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in hopes of being reinstated. A person with knowledge of the meeting says Smith sat down with the commissioner and other league staff Friday to make his case to be allowed back on the field following his yearlong suspension for violating rules on substance abuse....
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carr-to-Cooper misfire didn’t hit camera cable

It’s a post-truth nation, so why shouldn’t it include a post-truth National Football League? A popular theory has emerged in the wake of Thursday night’s Raiders-Chiefs game regarding an errant fourth-quarter throw from Oakland quarterback Derek Carr to receiver Amari Cooper. Carr, who moved forward from the pocket to escape pressure before spotting Cooper open…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Five Takeaways From The Oakland Raiders Week 14 Loss To The Kansas City Chiefs

The Raiders fell to the Chiefs 21-13 Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium. Let's take a look at five takeaways from the game.
Via Raiders.com
1 day ago

Watch Raiders Defenders Show Deep Respect to Khalil Mack Following His Record-Tying Sack

Oakland Raiders defensive superstar Khalil Mack has a sack in eight straight games. It's longest active streak in the NFL, and it also ties a Raiders team record set by Lance Johnstone in 1998.  RELATED: Raiders QB Derek Carr Predicts Teammate Khalil Mack Will Shatter the NFL Sack Record This Year Though the Raiders lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 21-13 last night, Mack kept...
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did Del Rio give Reid the stink eye after Thursday’s game?

The Kansas City Chiefs gave the Oakland Raiders a dose of frigid home cooking, beating their AFC West rivals by a score of 21-13 on a chilly Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium. And it’s safe to say that Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio wasn’t too happy about it. Footage of players and coaches and the like exchanging pleasantries after the game has surfaced showing Del Rio...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did Carr pass hit SpiderCam wire and cost Raiders a TD?

The Kansas City Chiefs picked up a huge AFC West win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football this week. But there’s one play from the fourth quarter of the 21-13 victory that is drawing some extra scrutiny this morning in the aftermath of the game. Could the game have been changed because of a Derek Carr pass hitting one of the wires for the SpiderCam that hangs over...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson out for season with ruptured Achilles’ tendon

The Kansas City Chiefs had some bad news that counterbalanced the positive feelings following their win on Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced after the game that linebacker Derrick Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, which will end his season. Johnson went down on a non-contact play, as his tendon gave out on him as he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Travis Kelce steals Marquette King’s celebration

Raiders punter Marquette King excels at booting the football down the field, and also at celebrating his great work. He often does that by busting out some great dance moves. We all saw him dance with a penalty flag in his hand against the Bills last week, but he was fairly quiet against the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce picked up the slack, though...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Derrick Johnson leaves game with Achilles injury

Linebacker Derrick Johnson has been the heart and soul of the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense for the better part of the past dozen years. One of the best cover guys at his position in the NFL, Johnson has continued to make his presence known, even at his advanced age. Unfortunately, Johnson has also found himself slowed down by lower-body injuries in the past. Johnson missed all...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Kelce trolls Raiders punter with pony celebration

You know you’ve made it as a punter when you have big-time position players mocking you, which is exactly what happened on Thursday night. Kansas City's Tyreek Hill returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter Thursday to give the Chiefs a 21-3 lead over the Raiders. After the score, KC tight end Travis Kelce trolled Oakland punter Marquette King by doing the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alex Smith was 'fired up' by Jack Del Rio criticism

Alex Smith started off “Thursday Night Football” against the Raiders pretty hot, and there apparently is good reason for that. According to the NBC announcing team of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, Smith entered the game against the Oakland Raiders with a chip on his shoulder over Jack Del Rio’s comments following the last game between the teams. After the Chiefs beat...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL believes Oakland ‘has no strong desire’ to keep the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders may be in the midst of their best season since the 2002 campaign. At 10-2 and in first place in the AFC West, they are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. While we let the shock wear off regarding that, there’s something else happening behind the scenes with the Raiders. In reality, they could be playing their last handful of games in Oakland, a city the franchise...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders-Chiefs game could be a frozen, drunken disaster (pics)

If Thursday night’s tilt between the Oakland Raiders (10-2) and Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) didn’t have enough layers of intrigue already, a layer of ice currently sitting atop the Arrowhead Stadium turf could make for an interesting game on the field. And some other details surfacing could make it just as interesting — or dangerous — in the stands as well. First things first...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr has historically struggled against the Chiefs

When the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs play on Thursday night, quarterback Derek Carr will face a team he’s generally struggled against during his NFL career. Over five games against the Chiefs since 2014, Carr has completed 57.7 percent of his passes and averaged 5.3 yards per attempt, with six touchdowns, five interceptions and a passer rating of 72.0. The Raiders...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Week 14 Fantasy Football news

As Fantasy Football enters its first week of playoffs, the Oakland Raiders find themselves in a crucial Thursday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs that could prove to be the winner of the AFC West. Even though the Raiders are 10-2 and one game ahead of the Chiefs, they are 2-1 in the division, whereas Kansas City has yet to lose in the division. With that said, let’s take...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Jack Del Rio getting hoodwinked in Coach of the Year oddsOakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has turned a franchise immersed in a losing … meet for the fourth time since Del Rio took over as the Raiders head coach. Three and Out: Oakland Raiders vs. BillsThree and Out is a weekly series that will examine three areas where the Oakland Raiders played well, and three areas where they...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders QB Derek Carr looks for success vs. Chiefs

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Derek Carr's first NFL win came against Kansas City after 10 straight losses to begin his career. Since then, Carr and the Oakland Raiders haven't had nearly as much success against the Chiefs. Carr will look to end Oakland's four-game losing streak to the Chiefs when the Raiders (10-2) visit Kansas City (9-3) on Thursday night in a game that could determine...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders can end 14-year playoff drought this weekend

NEW YORK (AP) The Oakland Raiders can clinch their first playoff berth since 2002 this weekend, while the Patriots and Seahawks can also punch their ticket to the postseason. The Raiders (10-2) visit the Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) Thursday night and can end their 14-year postseason drought with a: -win plus a Miami loss or tie against Arizona. -win plus a Denver loss at Tennessee...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr, Latavius Murray take O-line to Warriors game

Derek Carr and Latavius Murray sure picked a great night to take the Oakland Raiders offensive line to a Golden State Warriors game. After all, it’s not every night a player goes off for 60 points … without even playing at all in the fourth quarter. The Raiders quarterback and running back treated the lineman to courtside seats at Oracle Arena, meaning the crew had an up-close...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aldon Smith setting up meeting to seek reinstatement

It has taken nearly a month since he first applied for reinstatement, but it appears Aldon Smith will finally get the chance to plead his case to the NFL. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Smith is getting a meeting set up with league commissioner Roger Goodell or another high-ranking official to do just that. Sources: #Raiders OLB Aldon Smith is setting up a meeting with...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raiders punter Marquette King hilariously dances with penalty flag in hand

Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King has some serious moves, and some serious balls. Not too many players — in NFL history — are brazen enough to mess around with penalty flags, for obvious reasons. But King, however, had no proven picking one up and using it for his latest dance routine. King drew a roughing the kicker penalty late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions: Oakland Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills

Tomorrow at 4:25 E.T., the Oakland Raiders face off against the Buffalo Bills at home. This contest has all the makings of a high scoring affair, and should be an interesting match-up. Last week, the Oakland Raiders showed that this team truly lives or dies on the shoulders of Derek Carr. Going into half, this team was up 24-7 and looked to be coasting to 9-2. However, when the third...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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