7:49 AM EST, Sun November 18, 2018
16 hours ago
Raiders-Cardinals: How to watch

Raiders-Cardinals: How to watch

It’s off to the desert for the Raiders, where there may be a dry heat, but the air is not filled with smoke. That smoke, of course, is from the Northern California fires which, had the game been in Oakland this weekend, probably would have had to be rescheduled. As it stands they were forced to practice the past two days indoors. This isn’t expected to be a great game. Their combined record is 3-16, making this one the battle for draft position. The Raiders face the team they gifted the tenth overall pick to so they could select Josh Rosen. It was a gift because the 3rd round pick they...
20 hours ago
Looking for ‘‘big things’ from Marcell Ateman

Looking for ‘‘big things’ from Marcell Ateman

There have not been many games to get excited about thus far in the 2018 season, but this week’s game versus the Arizona Cardinals holds huge implications on 2019 draft positioning. If you are looking for a silver lining to this season to forget, it would be having the opportunity to select Ohio State pass rusher, Nick Bosa with the number one overall pick. Realistically, the Cardinals are last remaining threat that stands between making that dream a reality. The stars are aligned for another Raiders loss. An already anemic offense will be without Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant...
21 hours ago
Silver Mining 11/17: Raiders Gareon Conley flawless on 3rd downs this season

Silver Mining 11/17: Raiders Gareon Conley flawless on 3rd downs this season

Raiders News Raiders CB Gareon Conley flawless on 3rd down in 2018Raiders CB Gareon Conley flawless on 3rd down in 2018 Air quality causes Raiders to cancel another practiceIt's a less than ideal situation, but players and staff are trying to keep things in perspective. Fired Up Or Phoning It In? Lessons From The Oakland Raiders DebacleThis past Sunday, I sat down to watch a little bit of the Oakland Raiders game. I’ll be honest—I wasn’t planning on watching the game; it was what was on when I flipped the television on. After all, not even Oakland Raiders fans want to watch the...
21 hours ago
Silver Mining 11/17: Where have the receivers gone?

Silver Mining 11/17: Where have the receivers gone?

RAIDERS NEWS Oakland Raiders: Three keys to beating the Arizona Cardinals | The Sacramento BeeWhen the Oakland Raiders travel to face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, the loser will get better position toward the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Here are three keys to the game. Raiders limited to walkthrough again due to air quality - NFL.comThe Oakland Raiders changed Friday's regularly scheduled outdoor practice to a walkthrough because of poor air quality for a second straight day, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports. Raiders-Cardinals final injury report: Jordy Nelson OUT as is Cardinals...
Nov 16, 2018
Paul Guenther: ‘Consistency’ is key to young players seeing increased roles

Paul Guenther: ‘Consistency’ is key to young players seeing increased roles

With the Raiders in rebuild mode, it would have been logical to think we would have seen more young guys get a plethora of snaps on defense like Karl Joseph, Gareon Conley, Nick Nelson, Jason Cabinda, and Nicholas Morrow. Only until recently has Raider Nation been able to watch these guys earn numerous snaps. If you forgot what the young guys did last week, here is a quick summary from our own Levi Damien. And the increase in play has helped the young talent play just a little bit better. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is encouraged by the recent improvement. “I keep saying every...
Nov 16, 2018
Raiders-Cardinals final injury report: Jordy Nelson OUT as is Cardinals starting safety

Raiders-Cardinals final injury report: Jordy Nelson OUT as is Cardinals starting safety

As expected, the Raiders receiving corps is quite depleted this week. Starting wide receiver Jordy Nelson along with Martavis Bryant are both OUT for this week. With at least Bryant expected to miss multiple weeks, the team added Saeed Blacknall from the practice squad and expect to see more from 7th round rookie Marcell Ateman As non-threatening as a starting trio of Brandon LaFell, Seth Roberts, and Dwayne Harris sounds, the Cardinals will be short in defending them. They will be without starting safety Budda Baker this week.
Nov 16, 2018
Last time Cardinals were favored was season opener... until this week vs Raiders

Last time Cardinals were favored was season opener... until this week vs Raiders

And they aren’t favored by a little bit either Coming into the season, sportsbooks are as clueless as the rest of us on how each team is going to perform. They thought Sam Bradford would have the Cardinals competitive out the gates and therefore had them as 2-point favorites over Washington. The Cardinals were routed 24-6 in that game. They haven’t been favored in any game since. That is until this week. Not only are the 2-8 Cardinals favored over 1-8 Raiders, they are heavily favored. They opened 3.5-point favorites and that margin has risen to 5.5-points since then courtesy of...
Nov 16, 2018
Why the Raiders will win in Arizona according to a Cardinals writer

Why the Raiders will win in Arizona according to a Cardinals writer

A month ago, the Raiders were embarking on a four-game stretch in which three of those teams had just one win (at that time). This week is the last of those three games. It’s against the now 2-8 Arizona Cardinals. For such an occasion, I spoke with Seth Cox from SB Nation Cardinals site Revenge of the Birds to give me three reasons the Raiders will win on Sunday in Arizona. He obliged. 1. Arizona Cardinals can’t protect Josh Rosen This is a matchup where one team will get right. Either the Arizona Cardinals porous pass blocking will stymie the awful Raiders pass rush, or the Raiders...
Nov 16, 2018
Raiderdamus’ Friday Foretelling: Raiders vs. Cardinals

Raiderdamus’ Friday Foretelling: Raiders vs. Cardinals

We are required to inform you that these Foretellings are works of satire and are not for the faint of heart. Due to their content they should not be read by anyone. Please enjoy at your own risk. -The Editor Greetings, Raider Nation! It is I, the yeast to your dough, the hops to your beer, and the funk in your dysfunction, Raiderdamus the Great and Powerful. I come to you today hot off another correct prediction of a Raiders loss, because what else is new? Predicting the Raiders to lose is like predicting the sun will rise, the French will be tactless surrender monkeys and Comcast will...
Nov 16, 2018
Silver Mining 11/16: Poor air conditions force Raiders indoors for practices

Silver Mining 11/16: Poor air conditions force Raiders indoors for practices

Raiders News Raiders trim practice schedule, are forced inside by poor air quality | NBCS Bay AreaPoor air quality from the Camp Fire was at its worst during Raiders practice on Thursday, which is usually the team's most physical day. Oakland Raiders Week 11 news for Arizona Cardinals fansCheck out what is going on with the Cardinals' next opponent. Jon Gruden hasn't been the savior the Oakland Raiders thought he'd beOakland Raiders have the worst record in the NFL at 1-8 before Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Former Lions Blacknall and Cabinda reunite on Raiders rosterTwo...
Nov 15, 2018
Thursday Night Football open thread: Packers vs. Seahawks

Thursday Night Football open thread: Packers vs. Seahawks

Greetings, Raider Nation! The first game of Week 11 is up, and it’s one of the NFL’s most compelling non-traditional rivalries between the Packers and the Seahawks. These two teams have met on plenty of occasions in recent years, including the Fail Mary game and the “We want the ball and we’re gonna score” game, as well as an epic Packers playoff collapse in 2015. There’s lots of bad blood here. The Packers are 4-4-1 and the Seahawks are 4-5, and neither team has a snowball’s chance of winning their respective division, but a loss here for either team would be disastrous for...
Nov 15, 2018
Raiders-Cardinals injury update: Four Cardinals starters miss second straight practice

Raiders-Cardinals injury update: Four Cardinals starters miss second straight practice

Coming into the week 11 match-up with the Raiders, the Cardinals are pretty banged up at some key spots. In particular, there are four starters who have missed practice the past two days. Those starters include safety Budda Baker, defensive tackle Rodney Gunter, offensive tackle DJ Humphries, and linebacker Josh Bynes. All four players have been starters all season including the Cardinals’ week ten game against the Chiefs. So, naturally those losses would be significant. The Raiders’ injury report is unchanged from Wednesday. The team had just a walk-thru today. Martavis Bryant and...
Nov 15, 2018
Silver & Black Pride wants your Raiders mailbag questions

Silver & Black Pride wants your Raiders mailbag questions

Sunday the 1-8 Raiders face the 2-7 Cardinals in Arizona. With over half the Raiders season now in the books and a brutal stretch run, let’s get this mailbag going. Put your questions in the comment section below and we’ll answer as many as we can.
Nov 15, 2018
2019 NFL Week 11 predictions, picks against the spread

2019 NFL Week 11 predictions, picks against the spread

Greetings, Raider Nation! Week 11 of the NFL season is upon us, and the battle for first place in the S&BP Staff pick ‘ems is heating up. Tyler Green was in first last week, but a 9-4-1 Week 10 from Ryan Lipton put him into a tie with Mr. Green for the top spot. There are only ten games separating first place from sixth, so this pick ‘em is still anyone’s contest. Last week, the Browns and Titans victories put a real damper on most people’s picks, as did the Cowboys and the fact that neither the Chiefs nor Rams covered their spreads. This week, the picks are all over the place, with...
Nov 15, 2018
Raiders practice forced to be indoor walk-thru as smoke from wildfires worsens

Raiders practice forced to be indoor walk-thru as smoke from wildfires worsens

Raiders thoughts are with the families affected by the fires and the first responders trying to save lives and battle the blazes. Thursday, the Raiders canceled practice media availability for practice. The air quality has gotten extremely bad recently due to the wildfires raging across Northern California. Last Sunday the air quality at game time was around 170 which is deemed “unhealthy” by Air Quality Index standards, but not to the level that would keep the game from going forward on schedule. Once it reached 200, the air quality jumps from “Unhealthy” to “Very unhealthy”...