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Previewing today’s Raiders vs. Ravens game

By Jon Becker
Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at 3:36 am in Oakland Raiders.

The banged-up Oakland Raiders face a daunting task of trying to stop the Baltimore Ravens’ 14-game home winning streak on Sunday. Here’s how some people see the game playing out:


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  • Plunketthead

    Good Morning Oakland Raiders!!!!

  • Plunketthead

    Ignore the trolls

  • Plunketthead

    Its 4:45 and coffee is almost ready.
    Some semis stopped by with great takes last night/
    Ever notice the trolls get real quite most friday and saturday evenings

  • MiamiRaider78

    Good Morning Nation and Plunk!

    I imagine DA and Tarver got on the players about the poor tackling last game, so I don’t expect more offenders repeating the same mistakes again.

    Baltimore is 22nd against the pass and 28th against the run.

    If we manage to amass more than a 100 yds on the ground and win the time of possession, we’ll put ourselves in a good position to steal this game. Getting an early score and taking the crowd out of the game would be a plus.

    Win one for coach Williams!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Brandian Ross & Coye Francies are hot garbage!!

    the fact that we cut Pat Lee and placed Spencer on I.R. about a week before he’s ready to return pisses me off just a little bit

    I hope these dopes never get pressed into live action on defense :(

  • RaiderRockstar

    Miami,

    I’m thinking the same thing.

    Kelly, Bryant, Houston, Bilukidi
    Shaughnessy, Tollefson, Carter, Crawford

    these guys better play out of their freaking minds today for the D-Line Coach. Flacco & Rice better be seeing stars and throwing their helmets in disgust coming off the field on the sidelines!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    prayers out to the Williams family…

    Attn: Qodrn

    villains with swords 32
    purple martins 17

  • raidermarty

    These are the games we usually get up for so i’m expecting a good effort. Problem is we’re just too banged up.
    Still, we can win this game if we play well……
    RAIDERS 24
    ravens 13

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Att: Qodrn1

    Raiders 33
    Ravens 27

  • MiamiRaider78

    Att: Qodrn1

    I posted yesterday that I had an odd dream that the Raiders beat the Titans 39-34, so thats the score i’ll go with.

    Oakland Raiders 39-Baltimore 34

  • RaiderRockstar

    Allen & Tarver just put the players thru a padded practice with hitting, didn’t they?

    just got abused by the Bucs. Terrell’s son dies

    the defense should be fired up

    offensively, we got Palmer at the QB … the Raven killer
    with solid WR’s & TE’s

    our run game has been crap, but now enter 2 young horses (Jones & Stewart) ready to showcase their skills

    yeah – I think we win by double digits unless Willie Smith gets paid to let defenders blow by him repeatedly (again)

    how many years are we gonna have a matador at RT?

    After seeing Gallery, Green, Harris, Barnes & Smith … I think Bergstrom could be our best RT of the past 10 years!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    last time we played the Ravens, a rookie Flacco ran for a TD passed for a TD and caught a TD. Right?

    I don’t miss the “Wildcat” and I hope Harbaugh forgot all about it.

    this time their other QB is Tyrod Taylor instead of Troy Smith

  • MiamiRaider78

    Baltimore is due for a loss at home.

    LOL@ Matador comment…

    Couldn’t we have Richard Gordon lined up to help Smith block?

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    One thing that cracks me up when you read all lot of the previews for the Oak/Bal game is all the “experts” make such a big deal about McFadden not playing.
    The reality is he he has been a non factor with the exception of the big run against Pittsburgh and closing out the KC game.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Couldn’t we have Richard Gordon lined up to help Smith block?

    ***

    yes, but that limits your offense by taking a playmaker off the field

    Palmer would have to make more with less, but I’m sure he’d rather do that than pull grass out of his facemask every series

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    I was a little confused about the release of Pat lee.
    After watching some film and seeing his responsibilty in the Doug Martin big runs I can see why they are making an example of him. If D. Martin is even some what contained last sunday the Raiders would likely be 4-4.

  • RaiderRockstar

    HB,

    the media knows nothing. They probably think DMAC is playing like a Top 5 RB right now, just because he was healthy

    That bodes well for us during the offseason, because if we stick with Knapp’s WCO/ZBS I think McFadden will be traded. 2013 is his “contract year” and he’ll be a FA in 2014

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    I want coach Williams to be our Pagano inspiration.

  • RaiderRockstar

    HB,

    we are two Carson Palmer 4th quarter WTF interceptions away from being 5-3 instead of 3-5

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 5:05 am
    HB,

    the media knows nothing. They probably think DMAC is playing like a Top 5 RB right now, just because he was healthy

    That bodes well for us during the offseason, because if we stick with Knapp’s WCO/ZBS I think McFadden will be traded. 2013 is his “contract year” and he’ll be a FA in 2014
    ——————–
    Hey man where have you been?
    Miss reading some of your posts.
    Seems like you are only around in the wee hours of the a.m .

  • RaiderRockstar

    time to get ready for church. later gents

    I’ll be back to chat during the game unless I decide to go deer hunting!!

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 5:08 am
    HB,

    we are two Carson Palmer 4th quarter WTF interceptions away from being 5-3 instead of 3-5
    ———————
    It sucks that we are 3-5 but it is good to see the fight in this team. The old Raiders (last decade specifically) would have rolled over after being down in the 4th quarter. Makes you feel like you have a fighting chance even when the chips are down.

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 5:09 am
    time to get ready for church. later gents

    I’ll be back to chat during the game unless I decide to go deer hunting!!
    ——————-
    no fair!!!!!!lol
    Hunting is illegal on sundays here.

  • http://profootballtalk.com Raideraholic (AKAHairyBush)

    CP3 will have same stat line as last week, hopefully minus the int’s.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Enjoy your dau RaiderRockstar!

    Our lack of a running game will always result in Palmers pass attempts to increase and with that the chance of a turnover. Combine that with the matador RT Willie Smith…Not good for Carson.

    We need to cause some turnovers this game.

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    Department of Charlie Brown telling Lucy to tell her statistics to shut up. . .

    Or As Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain for the literature impaired) there are lies, damned lies & statistics. . .

    Except in the NFL. . .

  • http://ibabuss.com antispy3

    Hey, Rockstar, the Raiders are one Carson Palmer away from 0-8.

    Book it, idiot!

  • Plunketthead

    I am starting to feel a little sorry for LT
    He took too many bumps to the head

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 4:23 am
    Brandian Ross & Coye Francies are hot garbage!!

    the fact that we cut Pat Lee and placed Spencer on I.R. about a week before he’s ready to return pisses me off just a little bit

    I hope these dopes never get pressed into live action on defense

    ==========================================

    Best guess is Lee’s back next week after Stewart returns to the PS.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    If the Defensive Line doesn’t play inspired football today, they never will. They were embarrassed last week. And now they have extra motivation to win one for their coach.

  • fingers

    Palmers arm and Janos leg could factor into today’s game….I think Palmers gonna put some points up….

  • Plunketthead

    Lots of teams need cornerback help. If Lee does not get picked up, it really says a lot about our team

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Good package of snaps Taiwan has had as a Raider (includes pre-season)…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-_mxXyoTNs

  • fingers

    Willie Smith… Come on now.. Step up…

  • Plunketthead

    I hope that pads practice pays off enough to stop Rice.
    Ravens game plan = run rice and sneak WR’s past Raider defenders into wide open TD’s like everyone else has done

  • Plunketthead

    How would you like to be coach of a NFL cherleading squad. You know those broads are fighting all the time and showing up hungover and half of them are on bipolar meds like the rest of the USA.

    Gotta be a tough job managing 30 women who think they are the cats meow

  • MiamiRaider78

    Made in Taiwan Jones shows flashes of being a pretty good back. Bad thing is, thats all behind the PBS. Hope he can put together a good game and PROTECT THE BALL.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    MiamiRaider78 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 5:56 am
    Made in Taiwan Jones shows flashes of being a pretty good back. Bad thing is, thats all behind the PBS. Hope he can put together a good game and PROTECT THE BALL.
    —–
    Notice how 2 of the first 3 plays in that video the balls end up on the ground and in the hands of a Saints player.

  • big pep

    maybe Taiwan will be fine behind this zbs, just because i think he has faster (twitch muscles) than D-mac. allowing him to stop and turn a bit faster. maybe? I do bielieve that D-mac and those skinny legs cant take the punishment.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Baltimore is ranked worse than the Raiders in run D. Maybe I will start Jones in FF this week.

  • MiamiRaider78

    Well, Taiwan knows he’ll be cut if he falls under the “repeat offenders”, so he better correct his ball security issues.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Call me crazy, but I have a feeling Jones is going to have a great game today.

  • Twocents

    Not feeling too confident this AM. I can accept a loss as long as we keep it close but being totally embarrased would be devastating.
    Maybe a Bloody Mary will boost my spirits.

  • fingers

    35. Yep, the Raiders have been getting beat deep… Gotta keep those WRs in front of ya..

  • fingers

    Palmers arm and Janos leg… Key…IMO…

  • TerrapinRaider

    This offensive coaching staff is horrible. Just be prepared for more pathetic playcalling that will underutilize TJ & Reece (and any other offensive player you can think of). Its only when Palmer is calling the plays at the line that we begin to move the ball.

    Its a damn shame its taken this long for TJ to see the field.

    Please fire Krappy asap – promote Saunders if he wants the job. Krappy was given one of the best offenses in the league and has turned it into trash (when he calls the plays). Only now is he starting to get that you have to mix up the blocking schemes with Power and it took how many games for him to figure that out?

  • mcthompso

    Prediction as to when the commentators first mention Marcel Reece being a WR in college? I’m going first Raiders possession—maybe even pregame keys to victory. EVERY week that he gets a touch, the commentators mention it–its their only go to.

    Might not need as huge of a statistical game from 45 today as everyone thinks, but will definitely need him to make plays, especially on 3rd down. Everyone needs to show up to win this game.

    What scares me the most is Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin. Raiders will probably try to stack the box as much as possible to not let a repeat of last week occur. Just hope they don’t get burned over the top by 82, or picked apart with 81.

    Interested in this game. Attainable game as long as thoughtless mistakes are not made. Have a feeling our beloved silver and black will come out with some fire.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Missing DMC would be a major deal, but you’ve seen how Krappy has reduced him to arena league. So now it won’t even matter. Still, Knapp’s history inspires no confidence in his utilization of TJ & Reece for this game. Expect more of the same. Krappy is incapable of adapting, imagining, or scheming to put his players in the best position to win games.

  • TerrapinRaider

    What kills me about Krappy is he’s so damn narrow-minded. He would keep force feeding the ball to DMC and Moore all damn game and ignore all the other talent he has out there. That a crappy OC for you.

  • mcthompso

    TerrapinRaider Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 7:08 am
    Missing DMC would be a major deal, but you’ve seen how Krappy has reduced him to arena league. So now it won’t even matter. Still, Knapp’s history inspires no confidence in his utilization of TJ & Reece for this game. Expect more of the same. Krappy is incapable of adapting, imagining, or scheming to put his players in the best position to win games.

    ________________________________________________________

    I have a feeling that Reece will be too much of a go to for Knapp today. The formula just won’t be right, I feel. I think the secret is out on Reece with DMC and Goodson out. Kinda thinking its going to be a force feed the ball to Reece too much, and not a spread it around enough kind of thing.

    I’m excited to see the opportunity, but just have a bad feeling that the balance needed for him to be effective won’t be there.