For the second week in a row, the Raiders were in prime position to upset a playoff contender in Oakland. This time, they didn’t let it slip through their fingers.
Week 13 brought much to excite for a team that has lost three All-Pros over the past three months.
The Chiefs proved, Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum, that even without recently released running back Kareem Hunt they are able to put the ball in the endzone.
Derek Carr vowed early this week to continue winning and further breaking up the NFL draft order.
The Raiders did two things they have done very little of this season in the first half Sunday.
The Raiders 2018 season continued its tumble from unsuccessful to embarrassing Sunday.
In their first game of the post-Amari Cooper era, the passing game was far from the problem for the Raiders.
The Raiders have made the playoffs just once in the last 15 years.
After a solid first half, the Raiders had an abysmal second half due in large part to an offense that struggled to maintain possession.
One week into training camp, Oakland players seem to be buying in to new-but-old head coach Jon Gruden’s philosophies.
It took seven weeks but the explosive Amari Cooper has finally arrived in Oakland for the 2017 season.
In the losing effort, E.J. Manuel flashed the athleticism that made him a 2013 first-round selection.
For Oakland, which had scored 71 points entering the Week 3 Sunday night game, it was clear things were different from the word go.
The Raiders’ home-opening Week 2 win could hardly have gone any better.
After eight long months, quarterback Derek Carr made his return to the field in the Raiders preseason Week 2 loss to the Rams.