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Three Raiders who helped themselves against Packers

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Oakland Raiders linebacker Shilique Calhoun had his first NFL sack. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Oakland Raiders linebacker Shilique Calhoun had his first NFL sack. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Shilique Calhoun

 The third-round pick from Michigan State will get his fill of playing time this year and started showing some of his natural ability in this game.

He did a solid job setting the edge a couple of times and in the fourth quarter got in to the backfield for his first NFL sack. On the play, he rushed free off the left side, changed directions along with Packers quarterback Marquise Williams and wrapped his paws around him for the sack. Continue Reading

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Three takeaways from Raiders’ 20-12 loss to Packers

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The Raiders defense got run over on this John Crockett touchdown. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

The Raiders defense got run over on this John Crockett touchdown. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

The Raiders didn’t excite anybody with their lackluster performance in Thursday’s exhibition loss to the Green Bay Packers.

The offense looked asleep at the wheel, the defense was gashed on the opening drive for the second straight week and the backups couldn’t come to the rescue in a 20-12 loss at Lambeau Field.

This might’ve been the closest thing to a dress rehearsal the Raiders will have this preseason. They host the Tennessee Titans next week in the typically critical third exhibition game. But they also face the Titans a month later in Week 3 of the season, so they may not want to show them much. Continue Reading

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Pregame notes: Three Raiders who won’t suit up vs. Packers

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Mario Edwards Jr. suffered his serious neck injury last time the Raiders and Packers met. He'll sit this one out with a hip ailment. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Mario Edwards Jr. (97) suffered his serious neck injury last time the Raiders and Packers met. He’ll sit this one out with a hip ailment while Ben Heeney (51) will suit up. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr., tight end Gabe Holmes and running back Jalen Richard will not suit up for the Raiders in Thursday night’s exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers.

None of those players were expected to play with Edwards out 4-6 weeks with a hip strain, Holmes likely on injured reserve with a severe ankle injury and Richard having not practiced in a over a week. Continue Reading

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Raiders vs. Packers: Keys to the game

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Amari Cooper and the Oakland Raiders face the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.  (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

Amari Cooper and the Oakland Raiders face the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

RAIDERS (1-0) VS. PACKERS (1-0)

5 p.m., Thursday, Lambeau Field

TV: KTVU (Beth Mowins, Matt Millen, Nicole Zaloumis, John Tournour)

Radio: 95.7 (Greg Papa, Tom Flores, Lincoln Kennedy)

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Packers by 3
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Carr honored by Crabtree’s Favre comparison

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Derek Carr was honored by Michael Crabtree's comparison to Brett Favre. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Derek Carr was honored by Michael Crabtree’s comparison to Brett Favre. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was honored by the compliment paid to him recently by Michael Crabtree, who said last week that his quarterback reminded him a lot of Hall of Famer Brett Favre.

“Brett is somebody that I looked up to as a kid, the way he played the game,” Carr said. “So I wore No. 4 ever since I could remember, I always wanted to wear 4 somehow, some way. For him to say that, it was so cool because I don’t think I’ve told him that. Continue Reading

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Live updates from Raiders-Packers game

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Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) watches from the sidelines as the clock winds down in the fourth quarter of their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) watches from the sidelines as the clock winds down in the fourth quarter of their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Get in-game analysis Sunday as the Raiders take on the Green Bay Packers at the Coliseum at 1:05 p.m.

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