Raiders fire Hue Jackson

After much speculation in the media, the Raiders have fired Hue Jackson after just one season as the team’s head coach. Jackson interviewed with new general manager Reggie McKenzie this week and apparently the interview did not go well. Al Davis brought Jackson in as the offensive coordinator for the 2010 season. He was the […]

Focal points: Raiders vs Chargers

The final focal points of the the 2011 season. The last few games of this season have all held a great deal of importance, but it is saying something that we are at the final game of the season and it still holds meaning. So here we go with the important storylines in what will […]

Three Raiders make Pro Bowl

The NFL announced the Pro Bowl teams on Tuesday and three Raiders made the squad: defensive tackle Richard Seymour, kicker Sebastian Janikowski, and punter Shane Lechler. Safety Tyvon Branch, defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, running back Darren McFadden and fullback Marcel Reece have all been named Pro Bowl alternates. This is Seymour’s second trip to the […]

Raiders week 16: Ballers & Busters

The Raiders needed to go into Kansas City and come out with a win if they hoped to stay alive in the playoff race. Both teams knew it was going to be a tough, hard fought game. It lived up to that with the teams battling it out into overtime and the Raiders holding on […]

Focal Points: Raiders at Kansas City

Last week was a crucial matchup for the Raiders but this week it is do or die. If they lose this game, they are out of playoff contention. In fact, there is still a chance the Raiders could fall to the bottom of the AFC West. So how they perform this week could ultimately place […]

Raiders to have dink and dunk day in Kansas City

In Carson Palmer’s first two starts with the Raiders, he showed off his ability to throw the long ball. But in his last five starts, that long ball has shrunk considerably. Part of that has been the injuries to speedy receivers Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore. But the defenses the Raiders have faced have played […]

Raiders playoff outlook

Last week the Raiders were looking at needing to win the final three games of the season to have a good chance at making the playoffs. After the loss to the Lions, those playoff hopes took a huge hit. But there are still several scenarios that would have the Raiders in the playoffs. Let’s take […]

Raiders week 15: Ballers & Busters

Games like this have fans and analysts alike scrambling to find someone to blame. The first three and a half quarters had us celebrating the heroes, while the final seven minutes had us searching for where it all went wrong — and how the Raiders went from being up 27-14 over the Lions to losing […]

Raiders playoff hopes dim with late collapse vs Lions

After losing two games in a row, the Raiders needed to finish the season strong to remain in the playoff race. But first they needed to finish a game strong. And as if a microcosm of the season, the Raiders collapsed in the fourth quarter. The Raiders struck first in this game and they did […]

Focal points: Raiders vs Lions

This is for all the marbles, folks. If the Raiders lose this week, they can pretty much kiss their playoff hopes goodbye. The game within the game is of utmost importance. These two teams are very evenly matched, and both are fighting to earn a playoff spot. It will not be about who wants it […]

Ford, McFadden ruled out, Moore eased back in

The Raiders will be without Jacoby Ford and Darren McFadden again as Hue Jackson ruled them out for this week’s game against the Lions. The good news is the return of Denarius Moore. Just don’t expect the same Denarius we saw prior to his injury. Denarius is being eased back into the Raiders’ offense. He […]

Thoughts From the OTHER Side: Detroit Lions

This week the Raiders play host to the Detroit Lions in a must-win game. The Lions have been hot and cold this season. They came out hot but have cooled off of late. Their Pro Bowl defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh, has been suspended for the last two games and returns just in time to face […]