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Branch among Raiders inactives

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at 11:37 am in Oakland Raiders.

Strong safety Tyvon Branch, who has started 57 consecutive games for the Raiders, will be inactive against the Saints Sunday with a neck injury.

Branch worked out on the field with trainers before the game, went back inside, and a short time later was declared inactive. Also inactive is wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, out with a hamstring injury.

Correction: DHB is active and Willie Smith is inactive.

Mike Mitchell will get his first start in the base defense in place of Branch.

Other Raiders inactives included quarterback Terrelle Pryor, guard Lucas Nix, defensive tackle Richard Seymour, running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson.

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  • RaiderDebo

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    I should have started Palmer over Aaron Rodgers in FF this week.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    You didn’t?? That was a no-brainer!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Gruden might have had an acrimonious relationship with Al, but has always remained respectful and never bad-mouthed the Raids.

    I have a lot of respect for Gruden.

    Glad he’s lighting the torch.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Romo being Romo.

  • DJ Johnny

    I like Jerry Jones…but I hate him.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    RaiderDebo Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    I should have started Palmer over Aaron Rodgers in FF this week.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    You didn’t?? That was a no-brainer!
    —–
    Oh yeah? A no-brainer when Rodgers is capable of throwing 4 TDs in any game.

  • Just Fire Baby

    underappreciated Vick is.

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

    Last 24 games he is 10-14 with 35+ turnovers.

    Took a perennial playoff team into the toilet, and is due a humongous pay raise.

    He isn’t coming back to Philly man. Not like he is dead or something, another team will bring him and he will probably be starting week of 2013.

    Just not in Philly. They will have a new HC, QB and maybe GM.

  • RaiderDebo

    Romo better pray the Browns don’t score a TD or his house might go up in flames tonight.

  • jackasspuria

    RaiderDebo

    Cowboys right tackle Doug Free is living up to his namesake.

    He’s giving Browns defensive lineman a free pass to Tony Romo.

    Sure, Romo should have held on to the ball, but when a defensive end is in your grill moments after you get the snap due to your right tackle’s incompetence, blame is spread equally.

  • Just Fire Baby

    If Vick was due $5 million next season, he would without a doubt be back.

    Since he is due $16.5 million, he will without a doubt no be.

    That’s the business side of the game that for whatever reason you choose to ignore.

  • RaiderDebo

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    RaiderDebo Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    I should have started Palmer over Aaron Rodgers in FF this week.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    You didn’t?? That was a no-brainer!
    —–
    Oh yeah? A no-brainer when Rodgers is capable of throwing 4 TDs in any game.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Matchups dude. Saints D hands out passing yards like candy. All your takes on this board are fantasy based. I’d think you would know this stuff.

  • qodrn1

    qodrn1 Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Raider Prediction Board

    Dedicated to Al Davis, Raider duct tape (boy does it hold) and the Coliseum rodents

    Week 1: Alex7: Chargers 27 Raiders 20 (22/14)
    Week 2: R8eray: Dolphins 20 Raiders 13 (35/13)
    Week 3: Plunketthead Raiders 30 Steelers 27 (34/31) R
    Week 4: Amysincharge: Denver 48-7 (37-6)
    Week 5: Klas Tjorborn: Falcons 35 Raiders 20 (23/20)
    Week 6: qodrn: Raiders 27 Jags 20 (26/23 OT) R
    Week 7: raidermarty/VaRaiderNation Raiders 27 –
    Chiefs 17 (26/16) R
    Week 8: No Winner.
    Week 9: JONGRUDEN2012: Baltimore 47 Oakland 13

    Albert Bigelow Paine Says: Raiders 41 Saints 35
    GG Says: Saints 45 Raiders 17
    Just Fire Baby Says: Raiders 34 Saints 31
    MiamiRaider78 Says: Saints 61 Raiders 2
    Plunketthead Says: Raiders 31 swamp zombies 24
    qodrn: Raiders 35 Saints 32
    r8eray Says: 42-28 Aints
    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says: Aints 45 Raiders 24
    RaiderCrunch Says: Raiders 51 Saints 48
    RaiderRetribution Says: Raiders 63 New Orleans 60

  • realtruraider

    Oh yeah? A no-brainer when Rodgers is capable of throwing 4 TDs in any game.

    ——————————————————

    uh…yeah, Palmer is going up against the Saints, however Rodgers is a “bad man” so its hard to argue with your choice

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    Raiders 27
    Saints 24

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    And Vick’s concussion was very worrisome, as they reported before kickoff he did nothing but sleep all week and got worse as the week went along.
    ==============================================
    Vick’s career ended near the goal line vs. Arizona.

    He got pulverized. Noodle permanently scrambled.

    Vick is finito.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    Rodgers to Cobb for the TD. Oh yeah!

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Next year Rome Crennel for DC.. Norv for OC. Gruden for HC or Team President. He would be Reggies boss in the sense.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    RaiderDebo Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    RaiderDebo Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    I should have started Palmer over Aaron Rodgers in FF this week.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    You didn’t?? That was a no-brainer!
    —–
    Oh yeah? A no-brainer when Rodgers is capable of throwing 4 TDs in any game.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Matchups dude. Saints D hands out passing yards like candy. All your takes on this board are fantasy based. I’d think you would know this stuff.
    ——
    Shut up Mistic.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Dick Stockton was once a great announcer, but listen for how many mistakes he makes today.

    Wrong team, wrong players, misspeaks, doesn’t know the new rules.

    It is pathetic sometimes.

  • http://www.GodIsImaginary.com RaiderDuck

    Final Prediction: Raiders win, 83-0. (If you’re going to miss, why not miss big?)

  • jackasspuria

    I miss Gus Johnson on CBS. He did a lot of Raider games the last two season. Gus-gasms are ridiculous, but entertaining to listen to.

  • http://raiders.com Albert Bigelow Paine

    What a crappy attempt by the Browns.

  • realtruraider

    I picked the Cowgirls to win this game, but wouldn’t be mad if they didn’t

  • DJ Johnny

    Brandon Weeden SUCKS

  • RaiderDebo

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    If Vick was due $5 million next season, he would without a doubt be back.

    Since he is due $16.5 million, he will without a doubt no be.

    That’s the business side of the game that for whatever reason you choose to ignore.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I see Vick as a top QB in this league. $16.5 is the going rate for these guys. He wasn’t protected by the garbage OL or the playcalling. The D failed to finish off games in the 4th qtr that they led in. The return game has been nonexistent. He’s been dominant against the division. He deserves the same job security that Phillip Rivers and Tony Romo enjoy. We’ll just have to see.

  • realtruraider

    Well gawd damn, maybe Ryan is a fraud, lol lol

  • DJ Johnny

    Don’t worry, Browns will get ball back and Weeden will throw a pick and then give us that dumb look on his face.

  • DJ Johnny

    Don’t worry, Browns will get ball back and Weeden will throw a pick and then give us that dumb look on his face.

  • DJ Johnny

    Don’t worry, Browns will get ball back and Weeden will throw a pick and then give us that dumb look on his face.

  • DJ Johnny

    Don’t worry, Browns will get ball back and Weeden will throw a pick and then give us that dumb look on his face.

  • RaiderDebo

    Wow! Falcon’s are lucky it Ryan Lindley going today. Matt Ryan sucks!

  • KRAWFDADD

    @ Jack and yes some players need thto be ripped and Gannon could do that because Im positive that he was a hard critic of himself also,accountability.Not to mention that he had become a very good Qb by the time he touched down in Oakland,other than that SuperBowl and I put that loss @ the feet of the coach….He was the American dummy,LoL

  • fangsraiders

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    And Vick’s concussion was very worrisome, as they reported before kickoff he did nothing but sleep all week and got worse as the week went along.

    He probably won’t play the rest of the year, and it will be a mutual decision by all parties. ==== THAT POS DOG KILLER SHOULD BE HANGING FROM A TREE!!!