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Misled: Week 3 of the NFL Season Week three is nearly in the books, and a lot of assumptions are already being made. But how many of them carry much weight? I love to over-hype things, like the fact that the Packers could have made a comeback in the last 5 minutes. But I also think a healthy dose of reality is a good thing too.
Raiders’ Woeful Start Under Jon Gruden Summed up by Two Brutal Stats The Oakland Raiders' brutal start to the 2018 NFL season under new coach Jon Gruden can be summed up by two interesting statistics.
Raiders week three report card vs Dolphins If you were to look at the week three boxscore you would think the Raiders completely dominated the Dolphins. They racked up 434 total yards of offense, picked up 25 first downs, possessed the ball for just over 38 minutes, and ran 74 plays on offense to the Dolphins 39.
Khalil Mack has outproduced the entire Raiders defense through 3 games In fact, he's been better than the entire Oakland defense through Week 3. Maybe Gruden will land a talented player in next year's draft or 2020's first round. But with numbers like Mack's, and the numbers missing from the Raiders' defense, this trade could end up being the worst player transaction in Oakland's franchise history.
Raiders WR Amari Cooper disappears again on Sunday Raiders WR Amari Cooper disappears again on Sunday.
T.J. Clemmings subs at right tackle in Raiders' loss Clemmings' first game experience with the Raiders came suddenly. With starting right tackle Donald Penn being evaluated for a concussion in the second quarter Sunday, Clemmings entered and played the rest of the way in Oakland's 28-20 loss to the Dolphins.
What the Raiders’ Derek Carr had to say about his critical interception This time, Nelson had the hot hand - Jordy Nelson recorded his first touchdown with the Raiders, scoring on the opening drive of the game. He leads the NFL with 17 red-zone touchdowns since 2016. He finished with 151 yards Sunday.
Week 3 Peak Performer: WR Jordy Nelson Oakland Raiders' wide receiver Jordy Nelson turned back the clock in Miami on Sunday as he had the second-most receiving yards in his career. Nelson started the game off hot with two receptions for 73 yards on the team's opening drive. On the next series, he caught a pass for 66 yards as he torched the Dolphins' secondary.
Sunday Night Football open thread: Patriots vs. Lions There's one more game tonight, as the Patriots will take on the Lions in Detroit head coach Matt Patricia's first game against his old team. Patricia spent several seasons as the New England defensive coordinator, and looks to lead his defense against one of the best quarterbacks the game has ever seen in Tom Brady.
Jon Gruden: We have a lot of work to do here The Raiders fell to 0-3 on Sunday in a 28-20 loss to the Dolphins that saw them give up a halftime lead for the third week in a row. During his postgame press conference, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was asked about why the team has failed to finish games over the first three weeks of the season.
Razzle dazzle lifts unbeaten Miami past winless Raiders - Razzle dazzle worked for the Miami Dolphins when little else went right. Injuries depleted their front four, and penalties became a problem. The ground game disappeared, and the defense wearied on a 90-degree afternoon as the Oakland Raiders hogged the ball.
Oakland Raiders achieving a rare, dubious sort of perfection in 2018 The Oakland Raiders dropped their third game in a row to start the 2018 campaign, helping them to achieve a rare and dubious sort of perfection. Well, take…
Despite 0-3 start Marshawn Lynch thinks Raiders are a play away from 'most explosive offense in the league' Early in games there's a lot to be said for the Raiders offense. Late in games, not so much. Outside of the late field goal today in a game that was already pretty much out of reach, the Raiders haven't scored in the fourth quarter. They've barely scored in the second half.
Report: Jon Gruden has his own personnel staff, separate from Reggie McKenzie's What's the point of keeping the GM and the scouts if you're not listening to them?" Gruden has previously fought the notion that there is a disconnect between himself and McKenzie, even going as far to claim the media is "trying to divide us." As it turns out, there is a divide deeper than many thought, one that runs through the entire front...
Raiders studs and duds in 28-20 loss to Dolphins The Raiders looked like studs early but duds late for the second consecutive week. They lost a game they had every chance to win, this time to the Dolphins in Miami by a score of 28-20. Here are best and worst performances by Oakland, in a loss that set their record to a dreadful 0-3.
Tannehill helps Dolphins beat Raiders, improve to 3-0 Ryan Tannehill passed for three touchdowns and the Miami Dolphins defeated the Oakland Raiders to improve to 3-0.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden disappointed after loss: 'We have a lot of work to do here' Jon Gruden's frustration was apparent after the game and he made it clear that this team is performing far below his expectations in the post-game press conference.
Raiders' halftime lead disappears once again in 28-20 loss to Dolphins It seems that the Oakland Raiders just like playing in the first half and not in the second half of games…even when they knew about the Miami Dolphins in advance. Once again, the Raiders went into the locker room at the end of the first half with the lead; however, the lead slipped away again for the third straight game.
Raiders blow another late lead in loss to Dolphins to stay winless The fourth-quarter follies continued for the 0-3 Raiders, who have now been outscored 37-3 in final quarters this season.
Raiders at Dolphins: Fourth quarter collapse keeps Raiders winless With their rushing game stifled all game, Miami looked went to the air and used trickery to prevent Oakland from getting their first win. With two receptions on two targets Jakeem Grant ended up with 70 yards and two touchdowns on the day. Dolphins Fourth Quarter Performance.
Raiders vs. Dolphins: 4 Winners, 4 Losers For the third week in a row, the Raiders blew a second-half lead. There is nothing more certain in football at this point than the Raiders not being able to close out a victory.
Raiders collapse again late in 28-20 loss to Dolphins - It was a different setting, but the same script. The Raiders, letting a game they had mostly controlled slip away late. Their 28-20 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday came with an extra dash of the salt in the wound. As Miami receiver Albert Wilson sprinted 74 yards for the conclusive score he high-fived teammate Jakeem Grant - at the 10-yard line.
Trick plays help unbeaten Dolphins beat Raiders The Dolphins looked even faster than that. Wilson threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to put unbeaten Miami ahead midway through the fourth quarter, and then turned a short reception into a 74-yard score that sealed a 28-20 victory Sunday over winless Oakland.
Trick Plays Help Unbeaten Dolphins Beat Raiders 28-20 Receiver Albert Wilson threw a touchdown pass to put the Dolphins ahead midway through the fourth quarter and then turned a short reception into a 74-yard score that sealed a 28-20 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.
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