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How you feeling out there, Raider Nation?

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You’re still here!

And your team still has the look of a Super Bowl contender!

Are you nervous? Can this Silver & Black train ride really just keep on rolling?

We hope you’ve been finding all our stories and videos and podcasts at our new location over at mercurynews.com/raiders, but figured we’d provide some links to our latest stuff just in case…

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  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    2h2 hours ago
    OAKLAND RAIDERS ‏@RAIDERS
    “I learned that the Raiders are the team to beat in the AFC.” – @Nate13Burleson

    Watch: http://bit.ly/2gSktrF

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    I’ve seen Murray miss holes from time to time. Especially in the Carolina game. He could of broke a few for big gains or even to the house

  • Whered everybody go???? Raiiiideeeerrrsss!!

  • rifflicks

    yeah….all he ever says is ahoy…..Hello Everyone….Lol…lmao….post childish emoji s or throws tantrums because he’s called out for being an imbecile…thoughts?

  • MEX_GHOST

    Here!!
    Not everybody but a few still here.
    One Nation!!

  • MEX_GHOST

    We are only a few here and you keep fighting??
    Come on Riff!!
    Everyone posts his best. I would post a lot more if I could, but cannt cause my bad English, and Rik can post more be he is not a patient man, thats why he posts short sentences.

  • Rik/The/Equalizer/

    LoL

  • Rik/The/Equalizer/

    Ahoy Maties

  • Rik/The/Equalizer/

    Hi Everybody ✋

  • Rik/The/Equalizer/

    Ahoy

  • idahoraiderfan33

    That was great man.. Although the hype is getting a little out of hand, it’s still pretty cool watching the RAIDERS get love like that, imo
    See the baby doll on there loving the RAIDERS

  • idahoraiderfan33

    LOL, that would be the 4th one if he wins it.. Crazy

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    iriusXM NFL Radio ‏@SiriusXMNFL
    #Raiders Guard @KOSeven0: Derek Carr is a great leader and a great guy. Shows a lot of passion and is a very honest person.

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    55m55 minutes ago
    ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo
    The @RAIDERS have outscored opponents 39-0 in final 3 minutes of the 4th quarter this season.

    Next-best in that situation: Chiefs at +27.
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  • idahoraiderfan33

    Wow, 2nd!! Man, this team is playing great ball as of now..

  • Rik/The/Equalizer/

    LoL

  • Rik/The/Equalizer/

    LMAO

  • idahoraiderfan33

    That’s impressive.. But the look at the team that stands in our way at +27

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    I don’t think anything switches with him, that’s probably the key,” offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said last week. “He’s steady, he’s even-keeled and we just talked about the games having ebb and flow, the season has ebb and flow, but every game you’re going to have your ups and downs and he stays steady throughout.

    “I think that allows him to accumulate information as the game goes on like a quarterback getting smarter the longer the down goes, he accumulates information. So, I think Derek gathers this information throughout the game and he continues to improve once we get into the second half.”

    The numbers certainly bear that out. Carr’s fourth quarter numbers are excellent, with a 121.3 passer rating in that period, which jumps to 128.0 if the game’s within seven points.

    He has 946 yards, nine touchdowns and an interception in the fourth quarter, averaging 9.2 yards per attempt.

    Last season, those numbers were flipped. His 2015 passer rating was 67.5, by far his worst at any stage of the game, with six touchdowns and seven interceptions.

    That’s a major reason why the Raiders are 9-2, because they perform so well in the clutch.

    “Derek does a really good job of identifying ways to exploit a defense a second time around,” center Rodney Hudson said. “If we see something a second time, he generally knows how to beat it.

    “…It helps you play faster when you know what you’re doing and exactly how to do it. That’s a good thing.”

    While the quarterback leads this charge, the Raiders have a solid system in place of finding ways to make plays late in games.

    “I think it’s really healthy, really strong,” head coach Jack Del Rio said on Monday. :I think the relationship that Derek has with (quarterbacks coach) Todd (Downing) and with Bill and the way they’ve put it together and take his input and gather information as we go through the game. Having a veteran like (Michael Crabtree), he sees things. He’ll relate that information to us. A coach like (offensive line coach) Mike Tice, that helps keep him protected, it all adds up into it.

    “I do believe that’s an advantage for us to do it well and do it better. That’s one of the areas where we’ve grown from last year to this year. I think it’s smoother and maybe more confident. I think there’s a level of trust that’s been built and that is a part of what we do.”

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    Yep

  • idahoraiderfan33

    We have to give Mustgrave some props as well.. His O is pretty awesome..

  • Rik/The/Equalizer/

    Yup

  • Rik/The/”Entertainer “

    What’s new

  • idahoraiderfan33

    KC is a real good team with a victory over us in Oakland..
    We NEED to win the rematch at all costs, and i mean we need to beat them!!

  • Rik/The/”Entertainer “

    Go Raiders

  • idahoraiderfan33

    KC goes on the road to play the Falcons, and we play the Bills at home.. HUGE games!!

  • idahoraiderfan33

    The Bills are a better team than the Panthers,imo..
    They come in with the number 1 rank running game, and a classic Rex Ryan coached defense.. And they got Sammy Watkins back as well.. They have a good team

  • Rik/The/”Entertainer “

    Agree…

  • rifflicks

    patient or STUPID?

  • JLofty

    Hey Mex_Ghost,
    I wanted to apologise for sounding like a jerk the other night.
    I was venting about parents it had nothing to do with you. I wasn’t trying to be a dick to you. Sorry if it seemed that way….

  • MEX_GHOST

    Hey JLofty!!
    No need to apologise. I know youre one of the regulars here and normally not a jerk, so its all good man.
    We all got our bad moments, I have no problem with you.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Not patient!!
    Riff, post your opinions without calling names. I know you can do it and be a positive blogger.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Even one of my comments wasnt too cool, hehe.
    So, I apologize too.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Hey Idaho33!!
    I agree with this. They look like a more solid team. We need Carr at 100% if we want to win.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Sounds good and says a lot about our Defense on last opponents drives, something we dont give enough credit.

  • idahoraiderfan33

    What up Mex?? Busy week for me bro, bummer.. Anyways the Bills are a solid team dude fighting for a playoff spot.. We have a battle on our hands against this team imo

  • MEX_GHOST

    Its all good here, only work and more work, man. No doubt! The Bills dont look like an easy win.
    I hope our D plays better all game, not only on the last drive.

  • rifflicks

    Bite me joto

  • diff

    I said lb, I said rb if Murray leaves, I said ol, and depth. The only thing different is you don’t think we need a Dr.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Hahaha. You have no remedy.

  • diff

    I don’t think they are better, but we better keep stopping the run. Besides the 45 yard run, we did good last game. The d is doing a pretty good job.

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)
  • diff

    We need to smash them. They have our number lately, besides the 0-10 victory a couple of years ago. That was almost like winning the super bowl.

  • diff

    That video of ko tossing dt’s was great

  • diff

    He’s been great. I still worry about our run game. It just doesn’t seem to be as good as our ranking, besides the donkey game. That was great

  • rifflicks

    backtrack much?

  • MEX_GHOST

    Hehe. Winning the Superbowl!?!?
    Well, I guess losing 16 games in a row made us feel that way.

  • Rik/The/”Entertainer “

    Freakin Psycho…

  • Rik/The/”Entertainer “

    Gay boy

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    CBS Sports Network
    3h3 hours ago
    CBS Sports Network ‏@CBSSportsNet
    .@RAIDERS stud Khalil Mack is a Defense Player of the Year frontrunner, according to @AdamSchein. http://snpy.tv/2gGR6nJ