Wide receiver Rod Streater is a healthy scratch for the second straight week as the Raiders again go with just four wide receivers — Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, Andre Holmes and Seth Roberts. Continue Reading
A look at Raiders statistics over the previous three seasons on the road, during which they have a 2-22 record and 11 consecutive losses:
Points per game 15.5/29.0
Yards per game 292.0/349.7
Passing offense 206.6/271.4
Rushing offense 85.4/130.0
First downs total 367/469
First downs rushing 92/161
First downs passing 249/258
First downs penalty 26/50
Sacks allowed 59/39
1st quarter scoring 66 /174
2nd quarter scoring 117/189
3rd quarter scoring 108/128
4th quarter scoring 100/170
NFL’s worst road records since 2012
1. Raiders 2-22/.083
2. Jacksonville 4-20/.167
3. Cleveland 5-20/.200
Raiders home and away
Road breakdown over the past three seasons:
vs. AFC West 1-8
vs. other AFC 1-8
vs. NFC teams 0-6
Starting quarterback W-L breakdown over last three seasons
Matt McGloin 1-3
Carson Palmer 1-6
Terrelle Pryor 0-5
Derek Carr 0-8
Notes on the Raiders road futility over the previous three seasons:
— The Raiders’ two wins on the road came against teams that eventually finished 2-14 _ the Chiefs in 2012 and the Texans in 2013.
— The Raiders have trailed after each team’s initial possession 16 times in 24 games.
— The Raiders have led three times after each team’s initial possession three times, losing twice.
— The Raiders have trailed at the end of the first quarter 16 times in 24 games and lost them all.
— The Raiders have led at the end of the first quarter twice in 24 games and won both times.
— The Raiders have trailed at halftime 16 times in 24 games and lost them all.
— The Raiders have led at halftime five times in 24 games, winning one.
— The Raiders have allowed a 100 yards rushing to an opposing running back five times, all losses. The Raiders have had a running back gain 100 yards twice (Darren McFadden in 2012 and Rashad Jennings in 2013), both wins.
— The Raiders are 11-12-1 against the point spread according to Bovada and 6-3-1 in 10 games in which they were a double-digit underdog on the road.
Note: Figures to not include a Week 4 loss to the Miami Dolphins in 2014 in London, England, a neutral site.
ALAMEDA – The Raiders haven’t achieved the desired run-pass balance they’re seeking, but are showing signs of being capable.
A big reason: the offensive line. Continue Reading
ALAMEDA — If name power were enough to deliver a fierce pass rush, the Raiders would be covered. Continue Reading
For the third straight week, the Raiders will face a team with an offensive coordinator that has ties to Oakland. After losing to former head coach Hue Jackson in Week 1 and beating former offensive coordinator Marc Trestman on Sunday, the Raiders will try to take down Cleveland offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. Continue Reading
ALAMEDA — Raiders owner Mark Davis on Wednesday emphatically squashed the “non-story” about the Raiders’ refusal to honor Super Bowl 50 by painting the O.co Coliseum’s 50-yard line in gold. Continue Reading
ALAMEDA — The Raiders won’t see Johnny Football on Sunday.
Quarterback Josh McCown cleared concussion protocol and Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine plans to return to him to the starting lineup when the Raiders visit the weekend. Continue Reading
Another familiar face from the Al Davis Raiders is gone. This time it’s Al LoCasale, the former team executive who passed away at 82 following a recent stroke.
Defensive end Khalil Mack was happy to see the Raiders soak in their first win of the season, but he knows more is needed from the defense.
“The offense helped us out tremendously today,” Mack said. “We have to get back to the film and study it. We tried to hold it down at the end.” Continue Reading
OAKLAND — Seth Roberts picked a perfect way to score his first NFL touchdown.
The former practice squad member made his only catch of the afternoon count tenfold when he grabbed a 12-yard pass from Derek Carr with 26 seconds left to serve as the decisive blow in the Raiders’ 37-33 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Continue Reading