In this episode of the Raiders Wire podcast, Marcus Mosher and Ryan O’Leary discuss the team’s Week 12 loss against the Atlanta Falcons. Are the Raiders still a playoff contender in the AFC? How many games will they win over the next five weeks? Plus, the two preview the Raiders’ upcoming matchup with the New York Jets. Could this be a trap game for the Raiders and they discuss … [Read more...] about PODCAST: Previewing the Raiders Week 13 matchup with the Jets
The status of Josh Jacobs for Week 13 is officially in question. In the team’s Week 12 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Jacobs sustained an ankle injury that forced him to leave that contest. While Jacobs has been adamant that he will be ready for this game, it’s noteworthy that he missed practice on Wednesday. If Jacobs can’t go, it would be veteran running back Devontae Booker … [Read more...] about Should Raiders RB Devontae Booker be in your starting lineups in Week 13?
The Raiders tried to upgrade their interior defensive line this season, adding veteran Maliek Collins in free agency. The hope was that between Collins and Maurice Hurst, the two would generate enough pressure inside to create problems for opposing offenses. Unforurtantely, that hasn’t been the case as Collins is currently grading out as one of the league’s worst interior … [Read more...] about Could the Raiders target DT Leonard Williams in free agency?
It’s safe to say, this season Maliek Collins hasn’t been what the Raiders hoped he would be. I named him the Raiders most disappointing addition at the midseason and Pro Football Focus graded him as the league-worst defensive tackle. The past couple of weeks, in particular, Collins hasn’t recorded a single stat. Not even an assist. According to Jon Gruden, Collins has been … [Read more...] about Raiders place DT Maliek Collins on injured reserve
The Raiders held their first practice of the week on Wednesday as they are set to play the New York Jets in Week 13. The team had several players not at practice, including several starters on both sides of the ball. Of note, Johnathan Abram, Damon Arnette, Josh Jacobs and Gabe Jackson. Here is the full injury report via the Las Vegas Raiders: #Raiders had a LOT of guys not at … [Read more...] about Raiders Wednesday Injury Report: 10 players miss practice
Today the Raiders removed tackle Trent Brown from their reserve/COVID-19 list for the second time this season. He had been on the list since November 5 after having just been removed from the list a week earlier. He returned to the list due to continued residual effects from having had the disease. Effects that had him hooked up to an IV, which in turn led to a mishap that had … [Read more...] about Raiders DE Clelin Ferrell, RT Trent Brown had serious COVID-19 symptoms with lengthy recovery
After the Raiders’ loss to the Chiefs two weeks ago, they were hanging onto the seventh seed in the AFC and looking at a very favorable schedule over the final six weeks of the season. That home stretch got off to a rough start last Sunday with the Raiders getting pummeled by the Falcons 43-6. For playoff purposes, the score doesn’t really mean much. But the L does. It pushed … [Read more...] about AFC playoff picture for Week 13: Raiders outside the bubble after loss to Falcons
Just about everything that could have gone wrong went wrong in the Raiders’ Week 12 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. They looked flat on offense, had several back-breaking penalties on defense and the whole team just couldn’t stay out of their own way. After back-to-back losses, it’s fair to wonder if the Raiders are worthy of a playoff spot. Their inconsistencies from week to week … [Read more...] about Raiders slide down to No. 14 in latest Touchdown Wire power rankings
This week, the Raiders become the last AFC West team to get a crack at the New York Jets. The others enjoyed getting a “W” at the expense of the hapless Jets just like every team New York has played this season. These Jets are a perfect 0-11 this season, which is Hue Jackson-Browns level bad. So, not surprisingly, the Raiders are 7.5-point favorites at the Meadowlands, … [Read more...] about NFL odds, betting lines: Raiders 7.5-point favorites over winless Jets