Author: Chris McClain

Raiders get off to first 2-0 start since 2002

The Oakland Raiders took the field at the Coliseum for the first time this season, holding off the New York Jets to start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2002, the year they last went to the Super Bowl. It didn’t take long for Derek Carr to get the offense going, using his second drive of the game to get his squad into the end zone for the early lead. The drive involved some trickery as new offensive coordinator Todd Downing called a fleaflicker, with Marshawn Lynch pitching the ball back to Carr who found Michael Crabtree...

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WATCH: Marshawn Lynch scores first touchdown for Raiders

It took almost six quarters, but Oakland-native Marshawn Lynch got his first touchdown as a member of the Oakland Raiders in the team’s home debut against the New York Jets. Following a muffed punt by the Jets just before the end of the first half, offensive coordinator Todd Downing called three-straight rushes by Beast Mode to get him into the end zone for his first score in the Silver & Black. The score was also his first since Nov. 2015, when he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks. The touchdown gave the Raiders a 21-10 lead heading into...

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Countdown to Paydirt: Raiders ready to welcome the Jets

The Oakland Raiders started their 2017 campaign with a solid 26-16 road win over the Tennessee Titans and will now return to Oakland to defend their home field against the New York Jets. Jack Del Rio finds his team a two-touchdown favorite by Las Vegas standards, but the team needs to maintain a mentality that any team can win in the NFL. The Raiders defense played well last week, allowing just one touchdown and three field goals to Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans. The Raiders defense will be facing an easier task on paper this week in the...

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Raiders lock up LT Donald Penn

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has shown that he isn’t afraid to pay his players that produce for him, and that continued on Friday. McKenzie and left tackle Donald Penn came to an agreement, ending a long negotiating period that included Penn holding out for much of training camp. In the end, Penn got a two-year extension that will keep he protecting Derek Carr’s blindside though the 2019 season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the deal is worth $21 million over the two years. The #Raiders and LT Donald Penn have agreed to terms of a...

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Raiders defeat Titans, start 1-0

The Oakland Raiders returned to the field Sunday as they opened up their 2017 campaign against the Titans in Nashville. The Titans tried to catch the Raiders off guard with an onside kick, but rookie Shalom Luani recovered it giving Derek Carr and the offense a short field. It took Carr just four plays to go 50 yards, finding wide receiver Amari Cooper in the end zone to give the team the early 7-0 lead. Marcus Mariota and the Titans would answer though as the Raiders defense struggled to get off the field on third down. The Titans offense...

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