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Raiders defense getting reinforcements

The Raiders defense has not been the primary problem during the four game losing streak. Two of the four losses have come with the opponent scoring under 20 points. But the defense still has its issues and needs help. That help is coming. First, the Raiders signed NaVorro Bowman. The linebacker was released by the…

Raiders sign NaVorro Bowman

The Raiders have upgraded at linebacker, as former 49er NaVorro Bowman has signed with Raiders today. For the #Raiders and FA LB NaVorro Bowman, it’s a 1-year deal worth $3M, source says. Fills a huge need. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2017 Bowman was released by the 49ers last week. He visited Oakland today…

Key Numbers: The Raiders are bad again

The Raiders are 2-4 and sit in last place in the AFC West. After a 12-4 season that gave Oakland hope the franchise had finally turned the corner, the 2017 team is proving that 2016 was just a mirage. 0 Snaps Sean Smith did not play against the Chargers. The ninth year cornerback was benched,…

Can Derek Carr throw the ball deep?

Derek Carr returned after missing last week’s game due to a back injury. His first pass was intercepted. Carr spent the rest of the day looking to hit five yard passes. His final line presents an accurate, but boring day. He completed 70 percent of his passes for just 171 yards. He finished with an…

The Raiders have to use Jalen Richard more

In the Raiders first two losses of the season they rushed for a total of 56 yards. Last week against Baltimore, they managed to find their footing in the run game posting 108 yards on 25 carries. With the Chargers coming to town this week, the Raiders will have a chance to break out a…

Raiders defense could get worse as injuries mount

Opponents are scoring on 42.3 percent of drives against the Raiders this season, the third worst mark in the NFL. The Raiders have forced a turnover on just 3.8 percent of opponent drives this season, the second worst mark in the NFL. The Raiders have a bad defense. And now they an injured defense. Cornerbacks…

Derek Carr expected to play this week

Derek Carr suffered a transverse process fracture in his back against the Broncos on October 1st. He did not return to the game and did not play against Baltimore this past week. But the Raiders are expecting him to be ready to go for this week’s matchup with the Chargers. “I anticipate he’ll be ready…

Key Numbers: Raiders offense still hiding

The Raiders did not have Derek Carr in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. But the offense still has enough high-paid weapons to expect a good offensive output. Instead the Raiders scored just 17 points and produced a third straight game with less than 300 yards of offense. 1 Catch Amari Cooper’s disappointing season continues, as…

Jack Del Rio punts away any chance for a Raiders comeback

The Raiders offense struggled for the third straight game, as Oakland fell to Baltimore 30-17. But Jack Del Rio didn’t give his team a chance to win with a late-game decision to punt. It was fourth and three from the Baltimore 43-yard line. The Raiders trailed by 10 points with 8:53 left in the fourth…

Raiders wearing Vegas Strong decals on helmets

In wake of the mass shooting that took 58 lives in Las Vegas last weekend, the Raiders will wear stickers reading "Vegas Strong" on the back of their helmets. The Raiders are scheduled to move to Las Vegas for the 2020 season. On Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers honored the victims and first responders…