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About theoaklandraiders

Oakland Raiders fan since mid 2009, when I noticed the Raiders on TV during a visit to my wife's family in Ohio. By the end of the game versus the Bengals I had become a fanatical fan and haven't missed a game since...

2017 Raiders Week 12: Win


2016 Raiders Week 11: Win

#(Silver&)BlackPower Raiders defeat Texans 27-20 in Mexico City.


Raider Quarterback: Derek Carr #4

Derek Carr #4 has been intercepted so few times this season, it’s easy to forget the last time the Oakland Raiders quarterback threw a pick. Carr has thrown 155 consecutive passes without throwing an interception.


Raider Offensive Coordinator: Bill Musgrave

“Offensive Coordinator Bill Musgrave found a flaw in the beast. 41 minutes of sheer overwhelming brute force. Attacked in a way unknown and foreign, the Denver Broncos bench adopted a sense of incredulity, as they were completely taken by surprise. Nobody had ever successfully lined up and physically dominated them, and completely stripped them of their will to play the game.” From yahoo


The Oakland Raiders sit atop the best division in football

“Now at 7-2 after taking apart the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos, the Oakland Raiders sit atop the best division in football. With some excellent drafting and tons of cap space at his disposal, Reggie McKenzie has done a great job of building a contending roster from the ashes and Jack Del Rio now finds himself clearly in the running for Coach of the Year.”


Raider Tackle: Donald Penn #72

Donald Penn #72 had another excellent performance, doing a great job against DeMarcus Ware and Shane Ray and cementing himself as one of the top left tackles in the league.”


2016 Raiders Week 9: Win

“You could feel it on the field before this game, when the Raiders players marched through the tunnel, out under the lights, and fully absorbed the crackle and roar of a home crowd seething with energy. And you could hear it–could almost go deaf if you listened too closely and for too long–as the Raiders fought off every Denver counter-attack, charged into the end zone again and again, and gave every evidence that this was a team finally coming into its own at the right time and on the right stage.”