Author: Chris McClain

Countdown to Paydirt: Raiders take on Dolphins in Primetime

The Oakland Raiders fell to the Buffalo Bills last week just 10 days after it looked like they got their season back on track by beating the Kansas City Chiefs. Following last week’s loss, the Raiders flew to Sarasota, Fla. where they spent the week preparing to take on the Miami Dolphins instead of flying back to California. The Raiders have yet to record an interception this year but hope to get their first against quarterback Jay Cutler, who is prone to turnovers. That said, the Raiders defense will have to do it without two of their top cornerbacks...

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Raiders fall to Bills after 10 days off

The Oakland Raiders flew into Buffalo looking to build on a big win against the Chiefs last week, taking on the Bills. Head coach Jack Del Rio showed some urgency on the Raiders opening drive, going for it on 4th and 2 from the Buffalo 45-yard line. Fullback Jamize Olawale took the handoff up the middle and got the first down after some second-effort. Just two plays later, offensive coordinator Todd Downing attacked downfield much like the Raiders did last week against the Chiefs. Derek Carr found veteran receiver Michael Crabtree downfield for a big 22-yard line to give put them near the red zone. Olawale punched the ball in from the one-yard line a few plays later, giving the Raiders the early 7-0 lead. The Raiders defense got off to a strong start, holding the Bills scoreless for the first quarter. But they couldn’t do it forever, when a familiar face put the Bills on the scoreboard. Former Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes got open in the back of the end zone and hauled in Tyrod Taylor’s pass to tie up the game. Bills punter Brian Moorman pinned the Raiders back on their own 2-yard line, giving Carr another chance to get on the board with just 2:01 left on the clock with three timeouts. Looking to get on the board one last time before the half, Carr...

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Countdown to Paydirt: Battle in Buffalo

The Oakland Raiders’ season was up against the ropes heading into last Thursday’s game against the Chiefs but they gave it new life with their big 31-30 win against the division leaders. But their work isn’t done yet. Head coach Jack Del Rio and his Raiders must keep the momentum going has they travel east to take on the Buffalo Bills. Under the new leadership of head coach Sean McDermott, the Bills are currently second place in the AFC East with a record of 4-2, but an undefeated 3-0 at home after last week’s close win against the Tampa...

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Raiders save season in wild ending against Chiefs

The Oakland Raiders had a quick turnaround as they hosted the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night looking to snap a four-game losing streak. Much like the previous games, the Raiders would get down early as the Chiefs used the opening drive to go 40 yards on 10 plays and get a 53-yard field goal to take the early 3-0 lead. Offensive coordinator Todd Downing has been under pressure to get his offense and Amari Cooper going, and he did just that Thursday night. Cooper was involved from the very beginning of the night when he caught Derek Carr’s...

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Countdown to Paydirt: Raiders host the Chiefs under the lights

The Oakland Raiders have a short week to prepare for the Kansas City Chiefs as they prepare to attempt to end a four-game losing streak that has dropped them to last in the AFC West. On top of that, they host the AFC West leading Chiefs on Thursday Night Football who is coming off their first loss of the season, falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Head coach Andy Reid is leading the team for the fifth year and has won 15 out of their last 18 regular season games with back-to-back appearances in the postseason. Reid’s offense...

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