Sometimes when a man gets in a street fight, he just wants to put "a hurting" on his opponent.
Not only will the Oakland Raiders be fighting to maintain their pride, the Kansas City Chiefs will certainly be trying to do the same. After all, if the Oakland Raiders defeat the Chiefs, the Chiefs are going to look real "lame."
Historical snapshots tell a story.,
6 out of 11 = 54 percent
Now, one writer posted his story on the Oakland Raiders page. He boldly says he wants Kansas City to put the Oakland Raiders in "their place." He talked like the ...
Self-determination is a powerful concept. It tells us to define ourselves and to not let others, including the media, define the destiny of the Oakland Raiders.
Purpose is important. It looks like the Oakland Raiders have a new found purpose in 2010. The purpose drove them to more victories with pathos and passion. Nia means purpose and it is a principle of Kwanzaa.
Some of the plays and moves on the field were creative and deceptive. Several opponents went away surprised at the drive and determination of the Oakland Raiders in 2010. Kuumba means creativity. The Oakland Raiders need a larger dose ...
The Kansas City Chiefs will look to make it a perfect 8-0 at home this season when they host the Oakland Raiders in the final week of the NFL regular season. With the Chiefs' 34-14 win at home over Tennessee and the San Diego Chargers' 34-20 loss at Cincinnati, the Chiefs clinched the AFC West title for the first time since 2003.
Oakland lost, 31-26, at home against the Colts, and are now just 2-4 in their last six games. The Raiders will have a chance to become the first team to go undefeated ...
I think the Kansas City Chiefs should play this game like any other, play every starter and not let up for one minute until it's completely out of reach.
That, of course, means until there's not a life of football breath left in the Oakland Raiders.
I'd like to see the Chiefs pulling play-action passes to Dwayne Bowe in the end zone with a four-TD lead and 1:30 left on the clock.
The last time the Raiders had fewer than 11 losses—yes, you read that right, 11—was in 2002. That's the year they represented the AFC in the Super Bowl, but we won't go into that, ...
This year, the Raiders were expecting playoffs come January. The team made great improvements in the offseason, the rest of the division was looking vulnerable and they had their easiest schedule in years.
This was enough to prompt Tom Cable to promise postseason play for the Raiders.
Unfortunately, with everything working in his favor, Tom Cable failed to deliver on his promise.
Now, with the end of another failed season approaching, whispers of Cable's demise are increasing. And one of the top candidates to replace him is offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. Actually, there have been whispers of Hue Jackson replacing Tom since the day ...
The Oakland Raiders have but one thing to play for while in Kansas City for their Week 17 showdown. They have a chance to finish at .500 for the first time in seven years. For Raider Nation, that may be bigger than a playoff berth at this time. It is definitely bigger than playing for a draft position as they have the last seven years. They don't have a first round pick in 2011 anyway. The Raiders have already shown themselves to be a much improved football team than the last seven years. But what better way to show the NFL that the Silver and ...
The Raiders and the Chiefs have both seen how fates played out. The Raiders, improved from five wins last year to seven this season, were alive for a playoff berth until Kansas City ripped the Titans a new one.
Meanwhile the Chiefs, who finished last year with an outburst, went out and reassembled a coaching staff in similar format to the New England Patriots.
Most pundits will claim Sunday's game between the Raiders and Chiefs is meaningless, as both clubs have their respective futures settled. The Raiders are looking at another offseason without the playoffs, while the Chiefs are in, but it's anyone's ...
Well, here we are Raider Nation.
The Raiders at 7-8 after a roller-coaster season of pessimism and optimism.
Early this season, I claimed that the Raiders could get hot down the stretch after they started 1-3.
I even compared the Raiders to the Cincinnati Bengals of 2003, who started slow and then caught fire down the stretch. That season would all but end the decade long of mediocrity in Cincinnati.
Some thought I was nuts.
Lately, all the talk amongst Raider fans has been whether the Raiders should fire head-coach Tom Cable, now that the Raiders have been eliminated from postseason contention.
My simple answer is: ...
This year, the Oakland Raiders found a gem in the fourth round of the NFL Draft when they selected Jacoby Ford out of Clemson. He didn't get much of an opportunity early in the season with guys like Johnnie Lee Higgins, Nick Miller and Rock Cartwright ahead of him on the depth chart for returning kicks. But, when he finally did nail down the job, it paid off for the Raiders.
His three kick returns for touchdowns led the AFC and tied him for the NFL lead with Leon Washington of Seattle. His first big return came on the opening kickoff of ...
Curiosity killed the cat. Looking at the win-loss percentage of several NFL coaches causes some to question effectiveness. Some perceptions are "killed" once the data is presented.
Glancing through the data, I decided to select the coaches with averages below .5 in the win-loss category. My reference was a Pro Football website.
Take a good look at these numbers:
1. Singletary is in the middle of the distribution, and from what I hear, he is fired. His percentage is 0.45.
2. There was growth in the record of Jim Schwartz with the Detroit Lions. His team ranked 31st in 2009, and moved up to ...