Jack Del Rio is half way home

The Jacksonville Jaguars fired Jack Del Rio Tuesday after eight seasons as the team’s head coach.  Del Rio will be a hot commodity for teams looking for a new defensive coordinator. The Raiders could be one of those teams, and for Del Rio, it would mean a trip back to where it all began. Jack […]

Raiders week 12: Ballers & Busters

It was back home for the Raiders to face the Chicago Bears. The Bears were riding a five game winning streak coming into Oakland. However, they were to play their first game without their starting quarterback, Jay Cutler. With Caleb Hanie getting his first start, it was up to the Raiders to take advantage and […]

Hue credits Al Davis for win over Bears

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving and the Raiders have a lot to be thankful for. They are on a three-game winning streak after beating the Bears in Oakland on Sunday. Afterward Hue Jackson led off by thanking the Raiders’ late owner. “I have so many people to thank but I have to reflect for a moment […]

Raiders beat Bears at their own game

The Bears brought their vaunted defense and their All-World kick returner, Devin Hester, into Oakland on Sunday. By the end of the game, it was the Raiders who were able to pull out the win on the shoulders of their defense and special teams play. The Bears defense was as advertised in this game. They […]

Janikowski has another career day

A few weeks ago, Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowksi was running a jugs machine at practice, recovering from an injured hamstring. Even as early as last week, he was still hampered by the injury and unable to kick his usual booming kickoffs and long field goals. Now he has set a new franchise record. Early in […]

Focal Points: Raiders vs Bears

The Bears come to town this week for what should be a good game. It will pit the Raiders’ newly high-powered offense against the Bears’ tough defense. The Bears and Raiders were rooting for each other last week and neither were disappointed in the result as each beat the other’s division rival. But while last […]

Raider receiving corps banged up again

Early this season, the Raiders were not able to field their entire group of wide receivers. Now they are banged up once again and could be down three of their top receiving targets come Sunday. The latest to go down to injury are Darrius Heyward-Bey and Denarius Moore. They were both injured in last Sunday’s […]

Three former Raiders among Hall of Fame semifinalists

The NFL announced the 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the list includes three former Raiders, though for Raider fans it may seem more like there is just one. The most notable former Raiders on the list is “Mr Raider” Tim Brown. The others are former general manager Ron Wolf and […]

Raiders week 11 Ballers & Busters

The Raiders went into Minnesota and came out with a firm hold on their AFC West lead. But it didn’t come easy. What started out looking like a blowout in the making, finished as a sloppy, penalty laden affair. In the end the Raiders were able to hold on with a 27-21 win over the […]

Upon further review: Does Hue Jackson have legitimate gripe?

After the game in Minnesota this week and the Raiders’ latest penalty fest, Head Coach Hue Jackson was extremely frustrated with the calls the officials made on the field. He also did not appreciate what he perceived as a lack of explanation he received for some of those calls. But did he have a legitimate gripe? We go to […]

Bears will be without QB Cutler vs Raiders

The Raiders went into Minnesota and beat the Vikings Sunday, but even though they were able to pull out the win, it seemed as if they couldn’t catch a break from the officials. Well, a few hours later they would catch a big break as they found out next Sunday they will not have to […]

Raiders barely escape themselves and Vikings

The Raiders came into Minnesota as the favorites to beat the 2-7 Vikings. Early on, it looked like they would run away with the win. But the Raiders wouldn’t let themselves get away that easily. They were barely able to survive several penalties and turnovers to come away with the win over the Vikings 27-21. […]

Focal points: Raiders at Vikings

The Raiders head to Minnesota this week to face the 2-7 Vikings. On the surface, the 5-4 Raiders appear to be the odds-on favorite. But this one is about matchups. And in today’s NFL, parity is the law of the land. The Raiders know this full well with the AFC West in a tight race […]

Raiders WR Denarius Moore named Rookie of the Week

For the second time this season, Raiders’ wide receiver Denarius Moore has been named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. He was the odds-on favorite to win the award with his five catch, 123 yard, two touchdown performance in a win over the Chargers last Thursday. Moore has been targeted 19 times in the last […]