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Raiders will face Geno Smith not Eli Manning this weekend

The 2-9 Giants have made a change at quarterback, as Eli Manning has been benched in favor of Geno Smith. The Raiders will get their second straight crack at an opponent making a change at quarterback. Last week the Broncos turned to Paxton Lynch, and the Raiders feasted. Prior to Lynch leaving the game late…

NFL Suspends Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib two games

Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib have been suspended for two games without pay by the NFL for their fight on Sunday. Crabtree and Talib were ejected three minutes into the game in Oakland after starting a brawl on the sideline. The NFL, which does not alway suspend players following an…

Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib fight in Raiders-Broncos game

Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib don't like each other, and the anger boiled over with a fight in the first quarter of today's Raiders-Broncos game. Crabtree drove Talib out of bounds and to the ground on a run play. That prompted multiple Broncos to chase Crabtree away. Then Talib took a swing at a helmetless…

Can the 4-6 Raiders still make the playoffs?

The Raiders are 4-6 this season, but they are not out of the playoff hunt just yet. First in the wild card, the Raiders are just one game out of the sixth and final playoff spot. The Titans at 6-4 hold one wild card spot, while the 5-5 Ravens are sitting in the second spot.…

The Raiders fired the wrong coordinator

The disappointing Raiders have fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton. The move comes two days after the Raiders were dismantled by the Patriots 33-8. The Raiders are the only team in the NFL without an interception and allow the third highest yards per attempt and the highest completion percentage in the league. The defense has not…

The Raiders failed to use Amari Cooper in the slot

The Patriots held the Raiders to just eight points on Sunday, suffocating the highest paid offense in the NFL. Despite the drops and the defense’s inability to get a stop, the Raiders coaching staff did not exploit a New England weakness. Entering the game the Patriots had allowed the most yards in the NFL to…

Patriots embarrass Raiders in 30-8 loss

The Raiders never had a chance. Well they had one early chance. A Rex Burkhead fumble on the Patriots opening drive was up for grabs, but the Patriots recovered then finished off a 15-play drive with the first Tom Brady touchdown. Brady completed 30 of 37 passes for 339 yards forthree touchdowns, as he had…