Author: Chris McClain

Raiders drop another one as Carr leaves with injury

The Oakland Raiders went into the Denver hoping to end their offensive drought against the Broncos’ stout defense on Sunday, but were unable to bounce back as the team fell 16-10 on Sunday. Derek Carr and the Raiders offense struggled once again in the game on Sunday, continuing their drought into the second quarter of their matchup against the Broncos. Carr didn’t find any rhythm until he found wide receiver Johnny Holton for a 64-yard touchdown and an over-the-shoulder touchdown to bring the score to 10-to-7. It seemed as if the score would get the offense into gear, but things would end quickly for Todd Downing and the Raiders offense. But then the Raiders offense would take a big blow. A week after taking three sacks, starting quarterback Derek Carr would take another on Sunday while appearing to take a knee to the back. Carr would leave the game and head to the locker room without coming back. Much like last year, head coach Jack Del Rio would gamble on 4th and 11 with a fake punt to punter Marquette King but the Broncos would be all over it and tackle him for a loss. Adding insult to injury, King would be called for a taunting penalty before turning the ball over on downs. Carr would not return and backup EJ Manuel would have to come in with him....

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Countdown to Paydirt: Showdown at Mile High

A week after suffering their first loss on Sunday Night Football to the Washington Redskins, head coach Jack Del Rio will lead his team into Denver to take on AFC West rival Broncos. Quarterback Derek Carr had his worst game of the season against the Redskins defense, completing just 19-of-31 passes for just 118 yards and one touchdown. Carr also struggled keeping control of the ball, throwing two interceptions costing the Raiders even more. The Raiders offensive line didn’t help Carr, allowing three sacks against Ryan Kerrigan and the Redskins defense. Things won’t get any easier for the Raiders...

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Raiders falter in loss to Washington

The Oakland Raiders went into Washington 2-0 for the first time since 2002, the same year they last made the Super Bowl. Taking on the Redskins on Sunday Night Football, quarterback Derek Carr and the Raiders looked out-powered both on offense and defense. Carr struggled to find any chemistry with his receivers, throwing two first-half interceptions right into the teeth of the Redskins defenders. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins took advantage by finding the end zone twice in the first half. With starting running back Rob Kelley out with a rib injury, Cousins found backup Chris Thompson out of the backfield and scampered for a 22-yard touchdown for the first scoring play of the game. Starting tight end Jordan Reed was also ruled out of the game due to injury, but his backup also made a big play. Late in the first half Cousins found veteran tight end Vernon Davis down the seam for an 18-yard touchdown to put the Redskins up 14-0. The Redskins defense held Carr and the Raiders offense in check the entire first half, holding the Pro Bowl quarterback to just 32 yards passing in the first half. Already down 14-0, the Raiders once again gave way to the Redskins offense heading into the second half, and it didn’t get any easier for Ken Norton, Jr. and the Raiders defense. Cousins kept finding running back Thompson...

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Raiders offensive line plans Anthem Protest in Washington

The Oakland Raiders have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, often imposing their will on opposing defensive lines and making statements with their powerful game. But on Sunday, the unit will make a different type of statement before the game even kicks off. The Raiders are in Washington for their matchup against the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football and plan to address President Donald Trump’s recent statements with a silent protest of tonight’s national anthem. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the entire team plans to sit during tonight’s anthem. This will be...

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Countdown to Paydirt: Sunday Night Football in Washington

The Oakland Raiders are 2-0 for the first time since 2002 and will now head across the country to take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football. Jack Del Rio leads his team across the country after a dominating 45-20 win at home against the New York Jets where his quarterback found wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the end zone three times. Carr will have another favorable matchup, going up against a Redskins defense that is allowing 269 passing yards per game, 26th best in the league. Amari Cooper was held in check last week, but it’s likely...

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