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Thursday
Jan222015

Raiders Name Musgrave Offensive Coordinator

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(ALAMEDA, Calif.) -- The Oakland Raiders named Bill Musgrave their new offensive coordinator on Tuesday.

Musgrave is reunited with Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, with whom Musgrave worked in Jacksonville. Musgrave also served as the Raiders quarterbacks coach in 1997.

The 47-year-old Musgrave has spent six seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator - Three with Minnesotta, two with Jacksonville and one with Carolina.

Musgrave takes over an Oakland offense that finished last season last in the league in total yards per game.

Musgrave also played in the NFL from 1991-1996 as a quarterback and backed up Steve Young when the San Francisco 49ers won Super Bowl XXIX.


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Monday
Dec082014

Derek Carr on the Win: 'We Just Went Out and Did Our Job'

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Oakland Raiders picked up their second win of the season after they surprised the San Francisco 49ers (7-6) and handed them a 24-13 defeat on Sunday.

Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr led the offense to their first back-to-back touchdown drives of the season in the victory.

"I know the kind of talent we have, I know the kind of team we have," Carr said on Sunday.  "Like I said before, we haven’t put it together, obviously, throughout the season, we’re young, we’re continuing to work hard and listen to our coaches and the game plan and knowing it in and out."

Oakland is 2-11 and headed towards another high draft pick, but Carr wants to make the most out of their final three games.

"Obviously there are still mistakes, but I think that there was just so much attention to the detail that we just went out and did our job," Carr continued. "That’s all you have to do is go out and do your job, they’ll win some plays, we’ll win some plays, but hopefully we can just execute at a higher level. I think we finally did that to obviously the best we have."


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Thursday
Nov202014

Raiders Notch Year's First Win, Upset Chiefs 24-20

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Derek Carr threw only one touchdown pass Thursday night, but it was the most important one for the Oakland Raiders. With 1:42 remaining in regulation, Carr connected with James Jones on a 9-yard scoring play that put the Raiders ahead for good as they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 24-20.

It was the first win of the year for Oakland (1-10) who snapped a 16-game losing streak that dated back to last season. Led by a dominant run game, the Raiders racked up 179 yards on the ground while the defense held the Chiefs to just one touchdown on three redzone trips. 

"That was really hard-fought, they are a great team obviously, they will probably go to the playoffs and do some great things," Carr said. "I can't wait to see my teammates' smiles."

The Raiders jumped out to a 14-0 lead on a pair of touchdown runs from Latavius Murray in the first half. Kansas City (7-4) eventually clawed back, tying the game at 17-17 in the four quarter when Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles connected for a 30-yard touchdown pass. The Chiefs then took the lead on a Cairo Santos field goal with nine minutes to play.

Over the next seven minutes, Carr orchestrated a 17-play, 80-yard drive that ended with the Raiders earning their first victory since Nov. 17, 2013, when they defeated Houston.

Meanwhile, Kansas City had their five-game win streak snapped and fell half a game behind Denver for first place in the AFC West.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Raiders Look to Snap Losing Streak Against Chiefs

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Oakland Raiders (0-10) will host the Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) on Thursday night.

Oakland is hoping to finally get their first win of the season, but the Chiefs have won five games in a row and are coming off beating the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

"It’s hard on a Thursday game. It really is, because you have to back off of some periods, you’ve got to do some things," Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano said.

"You’ve got to pick and choose what you’re going to do fast and what you’re going to do at a little bit slower pace right now so that you’re not wearing players out a little bit that way, but at the same time, getting your work in," he continued. "That’s hard with injuries at this point, because you don’t really see them open up a whole lot. Right now, we’ve just really had Gabe working with the scout team, so we’ll see how it goes."

The Raiders have lost 16 straight games dating back to last season.

"Obviously, this is my first time doing it...[and I'm] relying on my coaches, [Matt] McGloin and ‘Schaubby’ [Matt Schaub]. [I'm] relying on them and just asking them lots of questions, just kind of seeing how they go about their business because we all do everything together," Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr said of playing on his first short week of his career.  "[I'm] just really trying to learn how to do it on a short week. That’s what I’m doing right now. Yes, there is a lot, obviously, for every quarterback to get ready for, especially with a talented defense like Kansas City has. But, it just puts more on your plate and you just knock it out with the time that we do have."

The Chiefs defense is allowing 17.1 points per game. Oakland is scoring just 15.2 this season.

"[They are] very talented. They have talent everywhere," Carr said of the Chiefs defense. "They play very hard. You can tell they are very well-coached. They don’t just leave guys open, they don’t just blow coverages. It shows. They’ve won five in a row now. They are on a good streak. The first thing that pops into your mind though is how much talent they have on that side of the ball."


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Friday
Nov142014

Philip Rivers: Oakland Will Be 'a Heck of a Game'

NFL(SAN DIEGO) -- The San Diego Chargers are not taking the winless Oakland Raiders lightly on Sunday.

San Diego got the best of Oakland in their first matchup with a 31-28 win in Week 6 and are trying to make a push into the playoffs as December grows closer.

San Diego has lost their last three in a row and despite Oakland's 0-9 record, quarterback Philip Rivers knows how hungry they are for their first win.

"There's a lot of respect I have for the guys on that defense," Rivers said. "It's the NFL; I really believe you throw the record out the window."

San Diego is 3-1 at home this year and are two games behind the AFC West leading Denver Broncos (7-2).

"This is a division game," Rivers said. "You play them twice a year and it's always a heck of a game."

The Raiders are averaging just 16.2 points a game this year under rookie quarterback Derek Carr.

"We're always confident, but we know the challenge that lies ahead," Carr said. "We know that we lost last time. Whether it was good, bad, or ugly, we still lost. We know how hard we have to work to get this win against a really good football team."


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Monday
Nov102014

Manning Tosses Five TDs, Broncos Stomp Raiders

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- After a disappointing loss to New England last week, the Denver Broncos righted the ship with a 41-17 trouncing over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Peyton Manning tossed five touchdowns for the Broncos (7-2) while the defense held Oakland (0-9) to less than 250 total yards of offense.

The game did not start off that well for Manning and the Broncos. A pair of early interceptions saw Denver trailing 10-6 with 11 minutes to play in the second quarter. That all changed when C.J. Anderson caught a screen pass and scampered 51 yards for a touchdown, giving Denver a 13-10 advantage.

That scoring play started a string of five touchdown passes on five possessions for Manning, turning a brief upset scare into another rout. The Raiders were held scoreless for almost the entire second half, scoring a garbage touchdown with less than a minute remaining in regulation.

It was the ninth time in Manning's career that he threw for at least five touchdowns, breaking a tie with Drew Brees for the most in NFL history. The 38-year-old also extended his own league mark of most consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes to 15 games. Both Julius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders each caught a pair of touchdowns in the win.

Derek Carr threw two touchdowns in the loss, but also threw a pair of interceptions.


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Thursday
Sep252014

Raiders 'Host' Dolphins at Wembley Stadium

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Oakland Raiders will "host" the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. 

Oakland was designated the "home" team for their game and both teams are looking forward to the opportunity of showcasing the NFL to new fans.

Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr wants to get his first win of the season anyway possible.

"I'll throw five touchdowns or five picks," Carr said Wednesday.  "I could care less, I just want to win, that's all this game is about, that's all that matters in the NFL."

"It's a good football team," Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said of Miami. "They like to pressure the quarterback; we've got to understand what they're trying to do.  We've got to take care of the front-four; we've got to be able to make some plays down the field when we get some opportunities."

The Raiders are coming off a 16-9 loss last week against New England.


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Thursday
Sep042014

Derek Carr, Raiders, Ready for Jets on Sunday

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr will get his first start on Sunday against the Jets on the road.

Carr was named the starter earlier this week over veteran quarterback Matt Schaub and is ready for everything that Jets head coach Rex Ryan has to throw at him.

"He’s got a great blitz package. He’s got, obviously, a lot of different looks that he’ll show. Me being a rookie, he’s probably going to want to show them all. I go in and expect, as much as I can, I expect everything. Then if something doesn’t happen, then I’ll be surprised," Carr said Tuesday.

"That’s how I have to prepare. I have to prepare for everything, even maybe for something he hasn’t shown but could show," he continued. "Obviously I reach out to anybody who can help me. I called my brother because he’s played them seven times. I called him and said, ‘Hey, let’s talk Jets. You were there, you’ve seen them.’ So we talked. I picked his brain, took notes and that was it. Now I went about my business for the rest of the week, picked [Matt] Schaub’s brain, picked the coaches’ brain, so I expect a lot."

The Raiders have a brand new roster full of veterans to go along with Carr. Still, Ryan isn't concerned about it.

"We’re just going to show up and do what we do. Again, we played the Raiders last year, we’ve seen their tape, they’ve seen us and everything else. That part of it is, it’s not like, oh, all of a sudden you’re going to run the wishbone, which by the way, we’re going to run this game. That part of it, ‘oh, we’re holding them back,’ I don’t believe that, everybody, you just play, and that’s really what you do," Ryan said on Wednesday.

The Raiders have lost 12 straight games on the East coast, but Ryan doesn't think geographic location has anything to do with it.

"I think at one point it’s overblown, because I think when you look at last year the teams that had the most success were west coast teams coming to the east coast. Now, obviously with the Raiders having bad numbers, they haven’t had the success of it, but I think it’s football is football, regardless of where you play it,” Ryan said of their poor record.


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Tuesday
Sep022014

Raiders Name Derek Carr as Starter

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Oakland Raiders announced on Monday that rookie quarterback Derek Carr will start Week One for the team.

Carr becomes the 18th different starting quarterback since 2003, beating out veteran Matt Schaub.

"Not an indictment on Matt Schaub, Derek Carr is mature beyond his years," coach Dennis Allen said. "We feel very comfortable with him helping us win football games. ...Derek is the starting quarterback."

A second-round draft pick out of Fresno State, Carr was 11-for-13 passing in the Raiders final preseason game with three touchdowns to help beat Seattle 41-31. The rookie is expected to be the only first-year player to start at quarterback in the NFL week 1.

Oakland will travel to MetLife Stadium on Sunday to take on the New York Jets in the season opener.


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Saturday
May102014

Raiders Take QB Derek Carr with 36th Pick

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Quarterback Derek Carr, the younger brother of the 1st pick of the 2002 NFL Draft David, was selected by the Oakland Raiders with fourth pick of the second round of this year's draft Friday.

The 6-foot-3, 218-pound Carr played four seasons for Fresno State. Last season Carr completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 5,083 yards, 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions en route to winning the Sammy Baugh award, which is given to the nation's top passer.

Carr joins a Raiders team that over the offseason traded for former Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, who in 2007 replaced Carr's brother David as the starter in Houston.

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