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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...

Las Vegas Raiders

““It’s really a tremendous opportunity,” Mark Davis continued. “A fresh start in a growing market that’s easily accessible to areas of the country that are hot-beds for Raider Nation. But not just that, we want to be a member of the community. We want to build a strong, local fan base, and we believe we’ll do just that. And when people think about Las Vegas, it won’t just be for entertainment and vacations and casinos. They’ll think about the Raiders. The Las Vegas Raiders. That’s a game-changer in so many ways.””

Raider Linebacker: Khalil Mack #52

“That Khalil Mack #52 is one of the best players in the league should come as a surprise to nobody. He was sensational against the run as a rookie and, while he didn’t dominate as a pass rusher, he certainly made a big enough impression as a first-year pro in that regard. That’s where he stepped up in 2015, though, becoming one of the most devastating defenders in the NFL, wrecking offensive gameplans and hunting down quarterbacks.”

From Pro Football Focus

Raider Defensive End: Mario Edwards Jr. #97

“In the four games after Justin Tuck went down with a torn pectoral, Edwards and Khalil Mack #52 combined for 25 quarterback hurries.”

Raider Quarterback: Derek Carr #4

Derek Carr #4 threw for 3987 yards and 32 touchdowns to 13 interceptions to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl as an alternate. He helped lead the Raiders to a 7-9 record in 2015 — their best record since going 8-8 in 2011.”

The Black Watch

Many analysts projected Oakland would have one of the finest offensive lines in the NFL in 2016.

QB Derek Carr #4 was sacked 23 times in the last eight games

The Raiders had 31 drops in 2015, second only to the Philadelphia Eagles, who had 37.The Raiders finished 28th in the NFL in rushing. QB Derek Carr #4 was sacked 23 times in the last eight games after taking only 24 sacks as a rookie and nine through the first half of 2015.

Raider Long Snapper: Jon Condo #59

Jon Condo #59. Career Stats: 4 Forced Fumbles, 48 Tackles


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