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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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  • Just Fire Baby

    I worry more about Taiwan’s inability to break tackles against #1′s than fumbles.

    In regular seasons over the past two years, he rarely ever has done so.

    Last week, he faced two defenders. One body-slammed him, the other forced a fumble.

    Yikes!!!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Taiwan didn’t see the field much last year either, and McFadden was hurt right at the same point in the season.

    It ain’t the two staffs not knowing what they are doing, he just isn’t that good.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Marcel Reece is on pace for a career year. Averaging more yards per game than any point in his career.

    In a contract year no less.

    Knapp is making him a lot of money.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Did you get my 4 team parley Vegas?…posted it a couple days ago.

  • Just Fire Baby

    You had Dallas and Denver I thought.

    4 favorites, I remember that.

    Chalk has been killing it this year.

  • RaidingTexas

    G’Morning, Nation. GAME DAY!

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    K Warner predicted that CP will score 4 TDs again and lose AGAIN.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    BREAKING NEWS:…..True story,..my friend, and Briens, Ralph Raiders is at the game in Baltimore, took a train, SilverStreak style…anyway just sent me a pic of him and Mark in the team hotel lobby,…Ralphs biggest hard on in life is his fear the team will relocate to LA…so Ralph hammers Mark about it,…Mark told him flat out its true, he said the local crooks in office have ZERO intetest in saving the local sports teams,..none at all…and that hes done everything he could,..Ralph asked him what can us fans do about it, help, save the team from leaving…Mark said hes sorry but theres nothing the fans can do, a stadium is just too damn big of an issue, talking a BILLION, and the facts are whatever city/corporation offers to build it for them for a small chunk, naming rights, other perks,…well thats where the team will go….and of course LA is where the next location to lure a team is,..two teams more like it…my opinion Raiders and Rams…makes sense,…unsure what to tell you guys, Iv done all I can with buying season tix yearly, placing banners to please stay in Oakland, from my row 1 location,…but 2013, the final year they have on their lease, is their final yeay up here,…LA is going to happen and theres nothing that can be done,…I will dedicate 2013 to make it as bad for them as I can,..and by them I mean the local fans who didnt support and the local crooks in office,..enjoy the game today, hope they sack up and play hard for that little kid that died.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 7:25 am
    Marcel Reece is on pace for a career year. Averaging more yards per game than any point in his career.

    In a contract year no less.

    Knapp is making him a lot of money.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Reece signed a 2 year contract.
    Knapp is making him a lot of money?! LOL Chico….. You are crazy.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Vegas,..I have Dallas, Denver, Hawks, (my lock)…and SF.

  • mcfadden20.

    27-20 Raiders let the bodies hit the floor

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Vegas,..last week I put 500 on Denver -3.5,…won it but thought it would be much easier. Didnt do a bet like that today but if I did it would be Seattle.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Maybe CA can propose another tax hike to pay for a stadium?

  • fingers

    Saw that Prediction on Palmer throwing 4 tds today… Hopefully the RBs can add a Td …5 tds should win any game shouldn’t it….defense?….. Who knows which D shows up…

  • Just Fire Baby

    I suck at betting football, so you don’t want to ask me who I like.

  • gangosix

    Good morning nation,lets go raiders! Pumped to see Reese play

  • TerrapinRaider

    JFB – Take off the rose colored glasses man. Last year we had DMC, MBush and TJ and Reece. DMC & Bush were the main backs, 1-2 punch. It was TJs rookie year. When DMC went down Bush carried he rock and TJ got snaps to mix it up, same 1-2 punch, but Reece was in there as well.

    Reece was more of a feature in Hue’s scheme than he is now under Knapp. Hue brilliantly used Reece to create mismatches all over the field.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Raiders should just drop the city from there name and call themselves “The Raiders”. I don’t like it, but it does seem like L.A. is the most logical choice to get a new stadium.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Even when DMC was healthy I believe TJ would get a carry here and there. But the way DMC was running last year, you didn’t want to take too many away from him. Hue knew how to maximize players. Knappy does not which is why we are all so frustrated watching.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Ravens 38
    Raiders 28

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Vegas, Iv won 4 four team parlays this year already, 60 a card,..13/1…also hit that 500 last week on Denver over Cinn…I win a lot, I never bet on Oakland, not to win anyway.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    The Raiders are relocating back to LA,..it was confirmed by their owner yesterday in the hotel lobby after hes had a couple whiskey sours,…its a done deal.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Bob, can you post that pic of your friend with Mark Davis to verify your story?

  • fingers

    I still hear that the NFL would rather not have the Raiders in LA…. They’d rather see the Chargers and Rams downthere….who knows at this point…… Can’t worry about what you can’t control…..

  • gangosix

    Yea L.A. Raiders has a nice ring to it

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Fingers Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 7:50 am
    I still hear that the NFL would rather not have the Raiders in LA…. They’d rather see the Chargers and Rams downthere….who knows at this point…… Can’t worry about what you can’t control…..
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    I don’t believe that. The Raiders are the most marketable team out of all the potential options. They already have a fan base. And regardless of recent failures, they are still an iconic team.

  • morilla

    JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 7:35 am
    BREAKING NEWS:…..True story,..my friend, and Briens, Ralph Raiders is at the game in Baltimore, took a train, SilverStreak style…anyway just sent me a pic of him and Mark in the team hotel lobby,…Ralphs biggest hard on in life is his fear the team will relocate to LA…so Ralph hammers Mark about it,…Mark told him flat out its true, he said the local crooks in office have ZERO intetest in saving the local sports teams,..none at all…and that hes done everything he could,..Ralph asked him what can us fans do about it, help, save the team from leaving…Mark said hes sorry but theres nothing the fans can do, a stadium is just too damn big of an issue, talking a BILLION, and the facts are whatever city/corporation offers to build it for them for a small chunk, naming rights, other perks,…well thats where the team will go….and of course LA is where the next location to lure a team is,..two teams more like it…my opinion Raiders and Rams…makes sense,…unsure what to tell you guys, Iv done all I can with buying season tix yearly, placing banners to please stay in Oakland, from my row 1 location,…but 2013, the final year they have on their lease, is their final yeay up here,…LA is going to happen and theres nothing that can be done,…I will dedicate 2013 to make it as bad for them as I can,..and by them I mean the local fans who didnt support and the local crooks in office,..enjoy the game today, hope they sack up and play hard for that little kid that died.
    ___________________________

    I don’t buy that for a second. A owner would never divulge such information to some random fan. Ever.

  • TerrapinRaider

    Don’t let this staff pull the wool over your eyes. They expected to be contenders with this roster. They are severly underperforming. The way I see it, they’ll be lucky to reach .500 and that would be a step back. Heads need to roll starting with that fraud of an OC.

  • mcfadden20.

    If Texas A&M DAs Alma mater can go into undefeated Alabama’s house and knock them off, Raiders can do the same to these little birds 27-20

  • mcfadden20.

    TerrapinRaider Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 7:55 am
    Don’t let this staff pull the wool over your eyes. They expected to be contenders with this roster. They are severly underperforming. The way I see it, they’ll be lucky to reach .500 and that would be a step back. Heads need to roll starting with that fraud of an OC.

    Nfl is different every year , unless you change and upgrade your roster to contend with other teams , which we couldn’t due to salary cap hell, you won’t be given an automatic seat next year

  • Just Fire Baby

    Reece was more of a feature in Hue’s scheme than he is now under Knapp. Hue brilliantly used Reece to create mismatches all over the field.

    ***********************

    By what measure?

    Total Yards per game? Nope
    Catches per game? Nope
    Targets on passes? Not even close
    First downs? He is tied with last year already.

    Carries yes, Marcell had a whole 17 carries last year, less than 2 a game for 9 yards a game. He might pass that up as well in the next couple weeks.

    Reece is being USE MORE THAN EVER as an Oakland Raider right now.

    Not even debatable.

  • fingers

    Morilla… I don’t buy it either…. Especially discussing business with a fan over several Wiskey sours…. Davis is smarter than that..

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 7:35 am
    BREAKING NEWS:…..True story,..my friend, and Briens, Ralph Raiders is at the game in Baltimore, took a train, SilverStreak style…anyway just sent me a pic of him and Mark in the team hotel lobby,…Ralphs biggest hard on in life is his fear the team will relocate to LA…so Ralph hammers Mark about it,…Mark told him flat out its true, he said the local crooks in office have ZERO intetest in saving the local sports teams,..none at all…and that hes done everything he could,..Ralph asked him what can us fans do about it, help, save the team from leaving…Mark said hes sorry but theres nothing the fans can do, a stadium is just too damn big of an issue, talking a BILLION, and the facts are whatever city/corporation offers to build it for them for a small chunk, naming rights, other perks,…well thats where the team will go….and of course LA is where the next location to lure a team is,..two teams more like it…my opinion Raiders and Rams…makes sense,…unsure what to tell you guys, Iv done all I can with buying season tix yearly, placing banners to please stay in Oakland, from my row 1 location,…but 2013, the final year they have on their lease, is their final yeay up here,…LA is going to happen and theres nothing that can be done,…I will dedicate 2013 to make it as bad for them as I can,..and by them I mean the local fans who didnt support and the local crooks in office,..enjoy the game today, hope they sack up and play hard for that little kid that died.

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

    Interesting story. We’ll know in a year or two. And at the risk of flaming everyone here: TPTB in Oakland promised Al a new stadium 17 years ago, have done exactly d1ck since then. Mark specifically said last January he needed a new stadium, whether in Oakland or somewhere else, which was a HUGE shot across Oakland’s bow. If Oakland still can’t get its act together, then Mark cannot be blamed for taking them money AEG and/or Ed Roski are floating around (and I think a Roski deal is much more likely than AEG). C’est la vie.

  • mcfadden20.

    Reece is def being targeted more this year , I wish some of those targets came on screen plays

  • mcfadden20.

    Def winnable game, depends on the OL and DL

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    LA never said they didnt want the Raiders back in LA,..they said they didnt want Al Davis back there.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Sorry Vegas or whomever asked, I dont post pics of my friends on blogs,..or myself, or where I work,..etc.

  • fingers

    Duck… I think Cork reported just this week that all NFL teams had to declare by January if they intend to relocate… And i agree… If Mark can’t get a deal in The Bay Area then I couldn’t blame him either …

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Cork hasnt a clue about relocation laws, ot anything else for that matter,..that old fool just hangs out in Alameda for the free food they give “journalists”.

  • Just Fire Baby

    You can’t compete playing in an inferior stadium, year in and year out.

    Doesn’t matter the location, Dallas plays out in the middle of nowhere, same with the Redskins.

    But those places hold 85+ plus, and can get away with charging $250+ a ticket, because of all the state of the art amenities.

    Time is ticking, and it is 110% on the city of Oakland to do this.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Fingers Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 8:08 am
    Duck… I think Cork reported just this week that all NFL teams had to declare by January if they intend to relocate… And i agree… If Mark can’t get a deal in The Bay Area then I couldn’t blame him either …

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

    It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see the Chargers take the AEG deal now that it’s going forward. It’s even BARELY conceivable that, if Mark wants to go sooner rather than later, he cuts a deal with Oakland to get out of the lease a year early and move to LA. We could take the Coliseum downtown and the Chargers could take the Rose Bowl while our respective stadiums are being built (Farmer’s Field for the Chargers, Industry for us).

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Also, it’s being reported that California officials are trying to interest the Panthers in moving, but Richardson’s telling them to get lost.

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Duck,..come on man,..being reported?…lol…just say it, you are watching GameDay and believe everything ESPN tells you.

  • fingers

    I just did a search and The NFL did ask teams to declare intent to relocate between January and Feb 15th… Well see…

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    JONGRUDEN2013 Says:
    November 11th, 2012 at 8:15 am
    Duck,..come on man,..being reported?…lol…just say it, you are watching GameDay and believe everything ESPN tells you.

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

    Nope. It came up on my Twitter feed. Here’s the link:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/11/panthers-areon-l-a-s-radar/

  • JONGRUDEN2013

    Sorry dude, I dont click on links from this or any other blog.

  • mcfadden20.

    Raiders 27-20

  • mcfadden20.

    All you pessimistic people, RAIDER NATION hope to never see you guys again

  • fingers

    I believe Palmers gonna put some points up… Hopefully one of the RBs will put up a Td as well …

  • fingers

    Maybe even a TE Td…..gonna have to spread it around today…