Author: Chris McClain

Raiders fall to 0-2 after loss to Broncos

Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders looked to bounce back from a 33-to-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams as they traveled to Denver to take on the Broncos on a short week. Just like last week, Gruden’s offense got off to a quick start going 67 yards on nine plays before their drive stalled out in the red zone and they had to settle for a 26-yard field goal to take the early 3-to-0 lead against the Broncos. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther’s defense played a nearly perfect first half, shutting out the Broncos defense. Meanwhile, quarterback Derek Carr was also nearly perfect, completing 18 of his 19 pass attempts for 158 yards. The Raiders lone touchdown in the first half came on a one-yard touchdown rush by running back Marshawn Lynch, giving the Silver & Black a 12-t0-0 lead at halftime. The Broncos got onto the board in the second half as quarterback Case Keenum orchestrated an 11-play drive to go 75 yards that culminated in a one-yard touchdown run by rookie Royce Freeman to make the score 12-to-7. But Carr’s domination would continue. The veteran quarterback would complete all four of his pass attempts on the next drive, including a 20-yard bullet to Seth Roberts for a touchdown in between two Denver defenders to extend the Raiders lead to 19-t0-7. Guenther’s defense dodged some bullets on the...

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Raiders reportedly re-signing Martavis Bryant

The Raiders are just a day removed from falling to the Los Angeles Rams 33 to 13 in their season opener but it appears they’re already reloading for some offensive help. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Raiders are likely to re-sign veteran wide receiver Martavis Bryant. The #Raiders and Martavis Bryant are closing in on a 1-year deal — and barring any hiccup, he's expected to play this week, per team source. Not officially signed yet, but they called him this morning and it's expected to get done today. Quite the twist. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero)...

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Raiders fall to Rams in opener: the good, the bad & the ugly

The Oakland Raiders kicked off their 2018 season on Monday Night Football when they hosted the Los Angeles Rams. Let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly that came out of the game. THE GOOD First drives: Jon Gruden orchestrated a perfect opening drive to go up against a stout Rams defense presented by defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Quarterback Derek Carr did a good job changing the plays at the line of scrimmage to put his playmakers in a position to win. The Raiders went 75 yards in just seven plays to open the game...

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Raiders roster continues to evolve before season opener

The Oakland Raiders front office didn’t take Labor Day off, using it as an opportunity to continue to alter their ever-changing roster. The Raiders announced they signed free agent wide receiver Brandon LaFell Monday, just two days after they released Martavis Bryant whom they traded a third round pick for in April. LaFell has played in 119 games (85 starts), hauling in 394 receptions, 5,263 yards and 29 touchdowns in his eight year career while playing for four different teams. Most recently, LaFell played for the Cincinnati Bengals, appearing in all 16 contests (15 starts) last year. The 6-foot-3,...

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