As I write this, it was almost 1 year ago exactly when Raider Nation was watching the most complete performance to date vs Indy in 2016. After DeAndre Washington scored his 2nd rushing TD of the 3rd Quarter to put The Raiders up 33-7, I felt this was definitely a SB caliber squad.
Then the fatal words of: “Its broke…its broke…..”
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We Rant, Beat Dead Horses, and Explain…
On this episode of The Pillaging Podcast we needed to get some things off our chest. So, listen in and hear what we had to say about the struggling Raiders offense and the no-show in KC. Subsequently, we’ll discuss this week’s game against Dallas and what the Raiders need to do to get back on track.
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Joy to the world fellow Pillagers!
Well, ok admittedly “joy” may not be at the top of your emotion list today given the beat down that our Raiders took on the chin in Arrowhead this past Sunday. Nevertheless, it still is my weekly job, no matter how painful, to give you some reason for optimism. Not for the draft, or for 2019, but for THIS season. The reality is that three games still remain and if this team can somehow dial in its 2016, Mojo its more likely than not that your 2017 Oakland Raiders would make the playoffs with a 9-7 record (56%).
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It’s time to pillage another podcast!
It’s your host Kenny Stapler joined every week by Che and Raider Cain. On this podcast we talk about the scrappy but effective victory against the NY Giants. Of course, we’ll go in depth and breakdown the upcoming match up against the hated Kansas City Chiefs. Kenny is headed out to the land of BBQ to witness the action live in Arrowhead stadium. But before he leaves, he and the crew are checking in to give you a dose of all things Raiders.
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What a wild ride we have been on this year. After a week 2 blowout against the Jets that had us sitting at 2-0, it looked by all accounts that we were right back in 2016 mid-season form. The offense looked great, Carr was humming and even recent acquisition Marshawn Lynch hosted a sideline dance party.
Then, the inexplicable hit us like a ton of proverbial bricks….
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The chain snatching, crying, flailing donkeys flew into town. We’re here to break it all down for you. We’re joined as always by Raider Cain, courtesy of NFLShop.com. Cain gives us his MVP and Trash Can player of the week. Also, the Chase on Tape makes his return to help us analyze some of the new wrinkles in Pagano’s new look (kind of) defense.
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Hello once again fellow Pillagers and welcome to TRF’s Week 13 Edition of the NFL Playoff Pontificator. For this go around we will look at the 4 records that could (mathematically) get us in the playoffs ranging from a sweet 10-6 to a somewhat embarrassing 7-9 (2010 Seattle Seahawks anyone?). Join me as we break down the various (more likely and less likely) pathways to an Oakland Raider playoff berth in 2017.
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TRF’s Week 12 Playoff Pontificator: Leftover Turkey Edition…
Greetings Pillagers! Once again, it’s TRF comin’ at ‘cha loud and proud!
Ok, well proud might be a bit of a stretch. Stretch also seems like the appropriate word after we all collectively expanded our waistlines a bit yesterday. I won’t lie comrades, this edition of the PP was a tough one to put together. On one had we are very much alive on the abacus front (largely due to the overall ineptitude of the AFC) while on the other we are hanging on by a psychological thread when it comes to a year end team implosion. Lets not sugar coat this puppy.
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We’re Sauced Up….
We’re sauced up and we’re feeling ourselves. It’s Thanksgiving eve and it’s a perfect time to celebrate with family and friends. Raider Nation is coming off an embarrassing loss but there’s still time to bounce back. We’re here to get you through the hard times and help you celebrate the holidays.
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Behind the Raiders Shield…
This week we take a peak behind the Silver Curtain as we sit down with Jon Kingdon, co-author of “Behind the Raiders Shield,” and discuss the highly shrouded culture of the Oakland Raiders.
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