Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers Recap
October 12, 2014
In this AFC West showdown, the Chargers were the favored team by far. The 0-4 Raiders were struggling and the Chargers were coming off of a lop sided victory against the Jets. Despite the outlook, the game was very evenly matched and well played. By half time, both teams were knotted at 14. This theme continued into the second half with the score 21-21 after three quarters of play. Both quarterbacks played well, with San Diego's Phillip Rivers throwing 3 touchdowns and Oakland's Derek Carr throwing 4. By the end of the contest, San Diego had the slight edge in total yards 307 to 282.
New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders Recap
September 21, 2014
The New England Patriots played strong in the second and fourth quarters in their Sunday, September 21 match up against the Oakland Raiders. Vince Wilfork, defensive lineman for the Patriots, made a critical play when he intercepted the football near the Raiders 10 yard line. Wilfork's play, late in the fourth quarter, ended the Raider's march towards the end zone. Tom Brady passed for 234 yards, but only managed one touchdown pass. Sealver Siliga missed most of the game after a foot injury in the first quarter. Sebastian Janikowski offered a game highlight when he made a field goal from 49 yards, along with other successful 37 and 47-yard field goals.
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Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans Recap
September 14, 2014
This game put 1-0 Texans vs a 0-1 Raiders Team. The Houston Texans started red hot as the Texans drive 80 yards tap off with a bizarre 1 yard touchdown thrown from Fitzpatrick to JJ Watt. Yes, Texans star defender JJ Watt. The Texans will score again on their next drive, going 70 yards tapoff with a Foster TD run. The Raiders have no answer for the Texans offense and Defense going into the second quarter. Dereck Carr of the Raiders throws an INT to Jackson on a Raiders drive that had promise but ended with no result. The Texans will take advantage of the situation and kick a field goal to take a dominate lead. The Raiders defense stars to finally slow down the Texans offense, but the Raiders will trail by 17 at halftime.
Raiders start the third quarter much like the second with a drive of promise only to end in a fumble that will eventually lead to a Fitzpatrick pass to Hopkins that puts the Texans up big. The Texans will get the ball agian after a Raiders three and out that puts the Texans in good field possession which leads to a field goal. The 3rd quarter ends with Raiders fans looking ahead to an 0-2 start. The Raiders will score to star the 4th but will need much more than just McFadden one yard touchdown run. The Texans on the next possession go on a long drive that not only ends in a field goal, but kills tons of clock. The Raiders next possession see rookie QB Carr force things and throw his second INT. The Raiders will block the Texans field goal try, than drive to a touchdown drive cap off with Carr touchdown pass to Jones for nine yards, but the Texans have this game in hand as they go on to win. Now fans in Texas can hope for another division title after a poor performance last year.