For many seasons the Oakland Raiders bordered on pathetic on the road, winning just five road games in the previous three seasons before this year. Suddenly, though, Oakland is a very viable bet away from home, going 6-1 straight up and 7-0 against the spread on its last seven road trips. The Raiders play a second straight date in the Sunshine State when they take on Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Point spread: The Buccaneers opened as one-point favorites; the total was 49.5 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark. (Line updates and matchup report)
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Oakland Raiders pass-rusher Aldon Smith has reportedly filed for reinstatement to the NFL, with his yearlong suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy set to end Nov. 17.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie confirmed the news to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday night and said acceptance or refusal of Smith's reinstatement is up to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Per Tafur, Smith completed rehab, and McKenzie is hopeful the league takes the former Pro Bowler's dedication under consideration:
Aldon is working out and getting ready. He is in a great place and that's the main thing. Whether Goodell lets him out or not, that's the ...
It’s time to forget about the theory focusing on West Coast teams traveling poorly into east-coast time zones and instead give credit to preparation. The Oakland Raiders beat their fourth consecutive opponent outside the Pacific Standard time zone with a 33-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Silver and Black controlled the game throughout. However, the win came with some rough patches, specifically the chippy and undisciplined play between both teams. The Raiders and Jaguars accumulated a combined 24 penalties, 239 yards lost and three ejections.
Contrary to what many expected, this game didn’t feature two high-octane offenses. Both squads logged 344 ...
On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders hung 33 points on the Jacksonville Jaguars in a resounding victory. This isn't news—the Raiders have fielded the AFC West's best offense for most of the 2016 NFL season.
What is news, however, is a defensive effort that was one of Oakland's best this year.
If the porous Raiders defense can consistently start making stops and keeping pace with the offense, the team would be more than just a contender in the AFC West. It would be the division's most dangerous club.
To say the Oakland defense had struggled entering Week 7 is an understatement. The Raiders came into this week's action ...
Two teams that both had higher expectations this season will square off Sunday in a game critical for each of them as the Oakland Raiders (4-2) visit the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3) in a near pick'em matchup. The Jaguars have won two in a row following an 0-3 start, while the Raiders have three wins by a combined five points and are coming off a brutal home loss to a divisional foe.
Point spread: The Jaguars opened as 1.5-point favorites; the total was 49 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark (Line updates and matchup report).
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Three major faults contributed to the Oakland Raiders’ 26-10 blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
First, the defense didn’t have an answer for running back Spencer Ware, who logged a career-high 131 rushing yards on 24 carries. Unlike the Chiefs, who adjusted to slow down the Raiders’ most effective offensive weapon, wideout Amari Cooper, defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.’s halftime tweaks didn’t faze Ware.
Nonetheless, we already knew the Raiders came into this contest with a faulty run defense. Oakland ranked No. 27 in yards allowed per game. The Raiders have also surrendered at least 393 total yards in every game this ...
The Oakland Raiders have pushed for a relocation to Las Vegas and continue to lay groundwork for a potential move.
Continue for updates.
Davis Presents Relocation Pitch to League
Wednesday, Oct. 19
Raiders owner Mark Davis said he gave a presentation to the NFL on a potential move to Las Vegas, per Albert Breer of The MMQB.
Jones Comments on NFL-Vegas Partnership
Tuesday, Oct. 18
"I think it's a great matchup," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, per Tom Pelissero of USA Today.
Stadium Deal Passed by Assembly, Signed by Governor
Monday, Oct. 17
Matt Youmans of the Las Vegas Review-Journal shared a photo of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signing the stadium ...
Jack Del Rio had faith in his offense, even though it spent nearly three quarters giving him no good reason to.
Del Rio had faith in quarterback Derek Carr despite an early interception thrown straight into the arms of a 310-pound defensive tackle. He had faith in an offensive line that jumped offsides as if every snap count was the first it ever heard.
He had faith in the deep ball even after Carr and receiver Amari Cooper, the pitch-and-catch duo tasked with ushering in the next great era of Raiders football, twice came within sideline tippy-toes of touchdowns, forcing the Raiders ...
For the first time since their Super Bowl season, the Oakland Raiders start the campaign 4-1 after a 34-31 victory over the San Diego Chargers.
With all the odds stacked against the Chargers, many expected an easy Raiders victory, but it didn't materialize that way. Oakland could’ve jumped out to a larger lead but settled for field goals throughout the first half. The Chargers went into halftime with a 10-9 lead over a team struggling in the red zone. Prior to Sunday’s game, Oakland scored touchdowns on 10-of-11 red-zone attempts.
Inverse to previous games, the Raiders finished strongly after a sloppy start. ...
With running back Latavius Murray out with a toe injury in Week 5, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard have a chance to become major factors for the Oakland Raiders.
Richard (5'8", 207 lbs) and Washington (5'8", 204 lbs) are similarly built players with great speed and agility that allows for big-play ability whenever they touch the ball.
Both have performed well as change-of-pace backs behind Murray during the regular season, with Richard having 144 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries and Washington totaling 147 yards on 23 carries.
Each really started turning heads with strong showings during the preseason, allowing them to move ...