TRF’s Inaugural 2017 Week 11 Playoff Pontificator
Today, we are going to talk playoffs. PLAYOFFS?! (Insert Jim Mora soundtrack). Ok, after last year’s run I’m sure most of us thought we would be looking at securing a bye right about now instead of clinging to our collective playoff lives. That said, it is what it is and we need to make some statistical lemonade. It’s hard to believe that we were 7-2 a mere 12 months ago. So why, one year later, are we sitting at 4-5? Well, if we choose to play the blame game there is a lot of it to spread around.
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The Oakland Raiders head into Buffalo high off of their unforgettable win against the hated Kansas City Chiefs in hopes of evening out their season record. Therefore, we’re here to get you ready for Khalil Mack’s Buffalo homecoming for a Raiders Round table.
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The Oakland Raiders faced off against their division rivals the Kansas City Chiefs in a kill or be killed do or die match up on prime time television. Headed into a must win situation the Raiders come into Thursday night with their backs against the wall. Subsequently, Oakland answered the call in a game that will go down in the history books. This was one for the ages. This one was a classic.
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The Carr is out of the shop and ready for action once again. Join us on this week’s episode as we look at the good and bad from week 5. We’ll take a close look at what Oakland can do going forward to get back in the win column. In addition, Chase returns this week to show us what the Silver and Black did differently against the Ravens and what they need to do this Sunday.
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The Oakland Raiders returned home Sunday for their first of three straight home games. A hapless Baltimore offense traveled to Oakland for a tilt that seemed to favor a struggling Raiders team. The Ravens came to town having scored just 16 points in two weeks. Furthermore, Joe Flacco has thrown 6 picks through 4 games (3rd worst in the NFL). In what seemed like a matchup that favored an Oakland defense that kept their team in the last two games, the defense crumbled from the start…namely Sean Smith.
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Chase from Raiders Unsung Heroes illustrates the Raiders’ go-to route against Denver last week. The video below shows how the Raiders ran the same simple concept with continued success. Furthermore, by using various formations to disguise the concept, the Raiders are able to return to this concept for quick yards 6 times in the game.
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The Raiders head into a Sunday Night Football showdown that harkens back to a Super Bowl scrimmage once dubbed “Black Sunday.” We breakdown how the Boys in Black match up against the Washington Redskins and more on this week’s Pillaging Podcast.
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There was a time they said the Raiders played down to the level of their competition. Before then, there was a time when they dominated no matter what—those times are back. In a game that set the Silver and Black up for simple success, Raider Nation got exactly what it was looking for—a bona fide blowout victory.
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Fresh off a week 1 victory and headed home to the Black Hole, we are breaking down last week’s game and looking forward to the next. Tune in and find out the latest Raiders news, your phone calls, and get our prediction against the Jets. All that and more on this week’s episode of the Pillaging Podcast.
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Well Here we go again folks: another Oakland Raiders NFL season. As I write this, the afternoon games are kicking off and half the league has already completed their games. Fans from all over are making sweeping predictions, lamenting injuries, and scanning their teams’ schedule to find out who’s next. But most importantly, at this moment, the team adorned in Silver and Black are tuned in to Jack Del “Riverboat Gambler” Rio’s locker room victory speech.
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