The Oakland Raiders hope to break through a sudden lull on offense against the Tennessee Titans in another road challenge on Sunday.
It’s hard to believe the offense projects as the main focus of emphasis for a once potent passing attack. In Week 11, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr recorded his lowest passing completion percentage (52 percent) and failed to throw a touchdown pass against the surging Detroit Lions.
Now, Oakland faces the league’s No. 3 pass defense and No. 6 overall defense in yards allowed. Tennessee logs a poor record, but let’s not classify this game as an easy win.
How can the ...
After just one season as a member of the Oakland Athletics, infielder Brett Lawrie could very well be on the move via trade this offseason.
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Report: A's 'Likely' to Deal Lawrie
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In the wake of the A's acquiring second baseman Jed Lowrie from the Houston Astros Wednesday, Lawrie looks to be the odd man out in Oakland.
According to Susan Slusser of SFGate.com, both Lawrie and third baseman Danny Valencia are on the trade block and are drawing interest from American League teams, but Lawrie is more likely to go due to his versatility.
The 26-year-old Lawrie can play both ...
In some cases, the Oakland Raiders’ head-scratching personnel decisions should leave you asking, "Why?"
Fanbases often place blind trust in front office and coaching moves, but a few transactions and lineup choices don’t make sense from an outside perspective.
What are the Raiders' most questionable moves that should cause you to question the guys who supposedly know what they’re doing?
Rod Streater’s Inactivity
In 2013, wide receiver Rod Streater led this team in receptions (60) and receiving yards (888). In 2014, a foot injury sidelined Streater for 13 games, and he’s struggled to remain a key component of the offense since his shortened season.
The Oakland Raiders travel to play the Tennessee Titans in a game they’re supposed to win, or so we thought a few weeks ago.
Now, it’s not clear when to project the Raiders as a favorite to win games regardless of the opposing team’s record. Realistically, Oakland (4-6) stands two games ahead of the Titans, who have struggled with injuries, fired their head coach and start a rookie quarterback.
After a Week 11 loss to the Detroit Lions, defensive lineman Khalil Mack stewed in frustration over losing games his team should win, per CSNBayArea.com reporter Scott Bair.
Bleacher Report experts gave Oakland the ...
The Oakland Raiders’ three-game skid reinforces an unfriendly reminder about overall team growth in the NFL: It’s seldom a smooth process.
The coaching staff and players cannot look back at missed opportunities, but they should move forward with anecdotal lessons.
Before turning the page to the Tennessee Titans, it’s important to investigate where the offense broke down and where the defense excelled against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Three developing talents, who helped propel the Raiders' potent offense, contributed to the clunky execution on Sunday.
Aside from the final drive, Oakland's interior defense harassed and pounced on the Lions in the backfield.
We’ll discuss Sunday’s ...
The Oakland Raiders’ high-powered offense transitioned into a choppy, bumbling and conservative attack, lacking the explosiveness to exploit any NFL defense on Sunday.
Oakland accumulated a season low in passing yards (164) against the Detroit Lions, dropping its passing offense to No. 11 in the league.
Quarterback Derek Carr doesn’t resemble the same accurate, strong-armed pocket passer compared to his play following the Week 6 bye. In the previous two outings, running back Latavius Murray has accumulated a mere 76 yards on 25 carries.
What’s the solution to digging the offense out of a rut? Variety.
The Raiders’ new and improved offense went stale pretty ...
Here’s where the Oakland Raiders obtain intangible growth—through struggle, hard lessons and poor performances.
Logically, the hunger to improve sits in the belly of those who need it most. It’s often said that wins provide the best cover-up for inadequacies in the NFL.
The Raiders have lost three consecutive games in different fashion: one close shootout, one contest with a late-game letdown and one, most recently, poor performance from start to finish.
Now, it’s time to find answers to the inefficiencies that crept below the surface of an improved roster.
In addition to seeking solutions, Oakland must also reinvent its offensive schemes. Opposing defenses ...
As the Oakland Raiders developed hope for the future, two things became apparent staples in most games until recently: The run defense would hold ball-carriers under 100 rushing yards, and the passing offense would put up points in bunches.
Those strengths, along with the Raiders' playoff hopes, took a critical hit during Sunday's 18-13 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Oakland has allowed an average of 189 rushing yards per game in the last three contests and failed to stop the worst rushing attack in the league on Sunday. The Lions maintained possession for the final seven-and-a-half minutes of the game thanks to their ...
The Oakland Raiders dropped their third consecutive game due to mental errors and several paper cuts inflicted by the Detroit Lions on Sunday in Detroit.
It’s impossible to pinpoint one particular play that turned the tide in this contest, but it’s important to look at poor execution, specifically on the offensive side of the ball.
The Raiders started off sluggish, resembling an out-of-sync offense going three-and-out against the league’s No. 25 defense in yards allowed. Oakland’s high-powered offense failed to reach field-goal range and put a big doughnut on the scoreboard going into halftime, down 9-0.
For Oakland, the second half started with some ...
The Oakland Raiders’ personnel decisions have heightened the stakes for one player on the Detroit Lions roster.
Defensive lineman C.J. Wilson felt a proverbial "slap in the face" after the Raiders decided to release him earlier this month, per Detroit Free Press writer Carlos Monarrez. Big 300-pound linemen have feelings too, and Wilson will do everything in his power to best his former team. Wilson said:
I'm taking this as a personal game. It's like my Super Bowl. I take pride in getting ready this week. Everything matters, from practice to the way I watch my film this week.It's not every year ...