The final week of the NFL regular season is upon us, and the playoff picture is anything but settled. The Texans are pegged into the No. 3 seed – and in the AFC, that’s the only peg lodged.
Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Raiders’
On the one hand, there are only three out of 12 playoff spots still up for grabs heading into the final week of the regular season. On the other hand, there are so many possibilities in terms on a) who gets those three spots; and b) where teams fall in the seeding. Here are the playoff scenarios heading into Sunday:
Adrian Peterson is a game-time decision for Minnesota this week, meaning fantasy owners should stay on alert in case he plays. And have a contingency plan ready in case he doesn’t.
Posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Chicago Bears, Darren McFadden, Denarius Moore, Jay Cutler, Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles
A trio of Eagles’ stars could miss Thursday’s game against the Seahawks, but there’s little value amongst their replacements.
Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Chris Ogbonnaya, Cleveland Browns, Darren McFadden, Michael Bush, Montario Hardesty, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Peyton Hillis
Darren McFadden, Ahmad Bradshaw and Peyton Hillis appear to be out of action for at least another week, giving extra opportunities to their backups.
Posted: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Chris Ogbonnaya, Cleveland Browns, Darren McFadden, Michael Bush, Montario Hardesty, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Peyton Hillis
Both Darren McFadden and Ahmad Bradshaw are improving, but likely not fast enough to play this week. Meanwhile, no one really knows what’s up with Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty.
Sure, Carson Palmer is settling in as the Raiders’ starting QB. But keep in mind that just a few weeks ago, that most certainly was not the case.
Heading into NFL Network’s first Thursday Night Football broadcast, the Raiders and Chargers (both 4-4) are looking for something to tip control of the AFC West in their favor.
Posted: Thursday, November 10th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Al Davis, Baltimore Ravens, Charles Woodson, DeMarco Murray, Ed Dickson, Green Bay Packers, Joe Paterno, Michael Fabiano, NFL Films, NFL Network, Oakland Raiders, Penn State, Peyton Manning, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rex Ryan, Roger Goodell, Ryan Clark, San Diego Chargers, Tom Brady
NFL Network’s second-half schedule of Thursday night games kicks off at 8 p.m. ET with an important divisional showdown, as Carson Palmer’s Oakland Raiders battle Philip Rivers’ San Diego Chargers for first place in the AFC West.
The NFL has become a league in which spread sets are becoming the norm for offenses and the fullback has become virtually non-existent – or so you think.
Posted: Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 | jasonfsmith1 Tags: Blog Log Blog, Alex Smith, Anquan Boldin, Brady Quinn, Calvin Johnson, Eddie Royal, frank gore, Greg Olsen, Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, Kellen Winslow, Matt Forte, Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, Oakland Raiders, Ray Rice, Roddy White, Ryan Torain, San Diego Chargers, Todd Heap
With the first Thursday night game of the year around the corner, Jason Smith breaks down previous Thursday night games and finds one position has generally excelled above all others.
It took T.J. Houshmandzadeh all of one practice to draw a strong conclusion about the Raiders.
Posted: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Adam Rank, Cam Newton, Carson Palmer, Dave Dameshek, Elliot Harrison, Green Bay Packers, Jim Caldwell, Kim Kardashian, NFL Films, Oakland Raiders, Peyton Hillis, Philip Rivers, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Tim Tebow, Tom Landry, Tony Romo
If you missed Monday’s night’s Halloween thriller in Kansas City, tune in to NFL Network Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET for an enhanced replay of the Chargers’ devastating overtime loss to the surging Chiefs.
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Aaron Curry, Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions, Jason Brown, Jay Ratliff, Joe Berger, Matt Cassel, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Phillip Rivers, Playbook, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans
With six minutes to go in the fourth quarter, his Chargers down by three, Phillip Rivers released what must have looked to him like an easy completion to his go-to-receiver on a pivotal 3rd-and-6.