Slowly But Surely

One of the biggest critiques of our beloved Raiders has been the defense. How can we be 7-2 with a defense that is currently ranked 27th overall and 23rd in scoring allowed?

Well my friends let’s look under the hood and take a closer look. Sometimes superficial stats don’t tell the entire story.

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Haters Gonna Hate: Bill Musgrave

I’ve noticed many semi’s bashing Bill Musgrave on the regular, but I don’t understand their complaints.  The Raiders are currently 5th in the league in total offense, yards per game (401.1), and points scored (27.2).

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Raiders Sound Off: Exploring the Myths of the Las Vegas Raiders

As Mark Davis tries to “unite” the Raider fan base with a move to Las Vegas to get himself a shiny toy that he could only dream of paying for on a multi-year layaway plan, we look deep into the negative myths of what could be the Las Vegas Raiders.

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The Oakland Raiders Sail into First

We were there…watching. Hell, the whole world was watching…

It was loud. REALLY REALLY LOUD. If you were there, there was a feeling of confidence and swagger that began in the parking lots, poured into the stadium, and spilled all over the field. The decibel level was palpable from the opening kickoff to the final kneel down. Not only did the Oakland Raiders show, but their devoted Nation of plundering piratic zealots did too. What ensued was nothing short of a demonstration of violence and strength that left their opponents ragged and sitting alone in 3rd place in the toughest division in football. The pirate ship is back, and the crew is pissed off.

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The Halfway Point: Return to Relevancy, or Facade?

 

My how the wait for this seasons kickoff seems so distant ago. For months in the offseason we spend time with fellow fans, both on social media and in our daily lives, debating everything possible from who the team will target in free agency, to everyone and their mom producing mock drafts that often have as much accuracy as a skeet shooter in a micro-burst. Several short weeks later and here we are at the halfway point of the season preparing for a home match up against a division rival for first place in the restored AFC West.

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Denver vs. Oakland: Keys to the Game

The Oakland Raiders find themselves smack dab in the middle of the spotlight as they square off against the defending Superbowl Champions in what will be their first Sunday Night Football appearance since 2006. Though this rivalry has never cooled down at any point in either team’s history, this is undoubtedly the most meaningful matchup the two have had in over a decade. That being said, let’s take a closer look at how these two squads matchup.

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Results: Week 8 Prediction Poll

Here we are again. Take a look at the this week’s prediction poll results.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders take part in the coin toss before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders take part in the coin toss before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

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Derek Carr: You Da Real MVP!

With nearly each and every game this season, the 3rd year Quarterback for the Oakland Raiders has made his case as the league’s MVP. In what would be a nail biter game featuring the Carr-diac kids, #4 put a stamp on his MVP legitimacy.

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Raiders Sound Off: Upping the Ante

In our second installment of Raiders Sound-Off r8dercain shares his thoughts about the most recent developments in the Vegas saga:

So here we have another knot in the Mark Davis / Sheldon Adelson Las Vegas stadium deal…

Artist rendering of a new Las Vegas Raiders stadium. (Courtesy of Manica Architecture)
Artist rendering of a new Las Vegas Raiders stadium. (Courtesy of Manica Architecture)

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