Author: Chris McClain

Countdown to Paydirt: Raiders look to get back on track

The Oakland Raiders look to get back on track as they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The Raiders have struggled over the last three weeks, losing all three match-ups and falling to a 2-3 record. After missing last week, starting quarterback Derek Carr is slated to return after not appearing on the injury report on Friday for the first time. Getting Carr back is important as Todd Downing looks to get the Raiders offense back on track after struggling. Much of the offense’s struggles come from the offensive line’s inability to protect the quarterback. Things won’t get...

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Raiders unite with Bay Area teams to provide fire relief

The Oakland Raiders teamed up with fellow Bay Area teams San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A’s, San Jose Earthquakes, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors to provide relief to the devastating fires in the North Bay. The teams announced on Wednesday that they have donated $450,000 and encourage fans to contribute to the effort. Firefighters from across California and neighboring states are working feverishly to contain the fires that have resulted in multiple casualties and destroyed more than 2,000 structures. The North Bay fires, which started on Sunday, October 8th, are some of the most...

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Injured Raiders fall to Ravens, drop third straight game

The Oakland Raiders went into Sunday’s matchup against the Baltimore Ravens opening to end a two-game skid, but they’d have to do it without some key pieces on both sides of the ball. On defense, Ken Norton, Jr. was without cornerbacks Gareon Conley and David Amerson, forcing Sean Smith into a starting role and Dexter McDonald into an expanded role. On the other side of the ball, the Raiders were without right guard Gabe Jackson and their star quarterback Derek Carr, who practiced on a limited basis Thursday and Friday. The team’s absences were made apparent from the very...

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Countdown to Paydirt: Hurt Raiders host Ravens

The Oakland Raiders are coming off back-t0-back losses to the Redskins and Broncos in which their offense struggled to get the ball moving. Now offensive coordinator Todd Downing must get his squad going again possibly without their fearless leader Derek Carr. The Raiders star quarterback went down last week against the Broncos with a back injury, and will be out for at least two weeks according to head coach Jack Del Rio. That said, Carr did return to practice on a limited basis on Thursday. If Carr cannot go, then veteran backup E.J. Manuel will take the quarterback duties...

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Derek Carr out “at least two weeks”

Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr left Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter after being hit awkwardly in the back. Carr would not return to the field in the Raiders 16-10 loss to the Broncos, and it appears the Raiders will have to find a way to win without him for a little while. Head coach Jack Del Rio announced Monday that his star quarterback has a “transverse process fracture” and could miss anywhere from two weeks, or maybe more. Coach Del Rio announced QB Derek Carr has a transverse process fracture. "It could be...

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