Raiders score Thanksgiving, MNF games


The Raiders will play their first Thanksgiving Day game in 39 years in Dallas against the Cowboys and also will open the season on Monday night with a home game against the San Diego Chargers as the NFL announced its prime time schedule on its Web site.

The last time the Raiders played on Thanksgiving was on Nov. 26, 1970 at Tiger Stadium, when they jumped ahead 14-0 on a pair of touchdown passes from Daryle Lamonica to Fred Biletnikoff but lost 28-14 to the Detroit Lions and quarterback Greg Landry.

The last time they opened at home against San Diego on Monday night was the Art Shell debacle, a 27-0 embarrassment in 2006.

A Monday night opener at home against Denver last season was equally embarrassing, with the Broncos prevailing 41-14.

The opener provides Tom Cable to get the Raiders headed in a direction Shell and Lane Kiffin could not _ with something other than a nationwide face plant before a national television audience.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • vegas raider


    When you quit hiding from under your new monikor of the week, I will address your question

  • This is the only name I’ve ever posted under, Vegas Raider. But you can duck the question all you want. My point’s made.

  • Dakota

    I like my gun.

  • RaiderRockstar

    You do not go out and get a first round WR to throw to so your franchise QB can get lit up.


    Charlie: you do not draft a QB #1 overall to throw 12 times a game. If we didn’t care about Russell or the passing game we would have retained John Defillipo & James Lofton. Then hired another run oriented OC to replace Knapp. Instead we brought in Hackett & Tollner. We lost Curry, Lelie & Carter from last years WR corps. Walker’s pay went from 10 mil to 2 mil and many other players restructured. WHY? what FA’s have we brought in? we have the lowest paid and the least productive WR corps in the league. Quit drinking the Kool-Aid and wake up. We’re paving the way to bring in a #1 WR … all the signs are there. clear as day.

    how many veteran WR’s have been in for a visit?

    Ebenezer Ekuban visited last week and DT Joseph was resigned. Gunheim takes Kalimnba Edwards’ roster spot unless EE gets signed. Kelly & Warren took less money up front to stay.

  • new post you moron

  • vegas raider


  • Charlie


    My only point is that we have bigger issues than WR.
    I would love to upgrade that position but we have too may other holes to fill.

    We are not a respectable football team. A WR will IMO have much less of an impact on wins and losses than a first round focus on DE DT and maybe LB.
    I hope that what we are doing on the Oline will be an improvement. That is unproven and still a work in progress.
    I am tired of being not just beaten but emabarrassed by good NFL teams. It has gone on for too long and we have tried new coaches and prolific skill guys and it has not worked.
    Let’s try a line focus. So far it looks like Cable agrees.

  • N Front of ya momma’s house Says:
    March 24th, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    I’m not MR, Bo. I know you think everyone is MR, but it’s not true.


    If I thought everyone was MR I would be in prison.

  • White Raider fans who are anti immigrant have to be the funniest creatures on the planet. The Raiders have more Mexican fans than Don Francisco.

  • Charlie

    Sorry meant to say “first day focus”.

  • RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 24th, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    at one point last year, Ronald Curry and Drew Carter were in line for starting jobs. Seven months later, neither player can even find a job as a backup or special teams player.

    Ronald Curry led the Raiders in receiving in 2006 and 2007. He was the team’s second-most productive wide receiver last season. Yet, he is out of a job.


    both these guys were ahead of Higgins & Schilens on the depth chart. what does that tell you?


    It tells me that Kiffin did not know what the #eck he was doing!!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Higgins – punt returner
    Schilens – injured last year
    Walker – injured last year (IR)
    Shields – injured last year (IR)
    Watkins – camp fodder
    Holland – camp fodder
    DJ Hall – camp fodder

  • # N Front of ya momma’s house Says:
    March 24th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    This is the only name I’ve ever posted under, Vegas Raider. But you can duck the question all you want. My point’s made.

    come on azz hole, you are the only one who asks the same questions, brings up Al Davis and his projector, brings race into everything, and changes the subject to some politically related issue. And also, the only one who sits here and lies about it. you’re getting stupider maddentroller

  • darkknight01

    I think Jarron Gilbert would be an excellent 2nd Round pick for this team!

    He can play DT but he can also play DE because of his size, quickness and long arms.

  • Good afternoon.
    I have few questions.
    Have we looked at Pace or Rodney Harrison (if these guys are still available)?
    If it is true that no teams contacted Ray Lewis; why the heck did we not contact him?

    Is Al going to do the right thing and get DEFENSIVE help in the 1st & 2nd rounds?

    PLEASE Let’s NOT draft andre, or maclin, or crabtree.
    We cannot afford a bust at #7.
    I would really like to see a 10&6 record this coming season at least.
    We have suffered for a long time.