Countdown to Paydirt: Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders

In the season finale, the Oakland Raiders (5-10) will play host to the Baltimore Ravens (8-7). And it’s a simple formula for the Ravens – win the game and you’re in the playoffs. Oakland has lost five of the six meetings against Baltimore, the last time being a 29-10 thrashing in which they allowed 192-yards rushing during week-eight of the 2008 campaign. OAKLAND RAIDERS On Offense: It will be Charlie Frye again under center, as Tom...

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Asomugha & Lechler, Pro Bowl Bound: Miller & Seymour alternates

Nnamdi Asomugha and Shane Lechler will represent the Oakland Raiders once again on the AFC Pro Bowl squad in January. It will be Lechler’s fifth designation as a member of the all-star team and Asomugha’s third selection. The punter currently leads the NFL in punting with a 51.1 average while flirting with Sammy Baugh’s record 51.4-yard average from the 1940 season. “I looked it up when I first got in the league and I’m...

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Frye likely to start vs. Ravens, the saga of Miller & Walker

It’s official; the Raiders will start Charlie Frye on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Bruce Gradkowski is doubtful for the season finale per Tom Cable and at this point, the coaching staff has no intent of giving JaMarcus Russell any more reps this season. Russell has been a huge disappointment and for several weeks, Cable has stated that the team has a better shot at performing in a functional manner with other passers under...

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Raiders’ Janikowski adding to his resume; deserves NFL record

The third longest kick in league history now belongs to Sebastian Janikowski. “I thought it was short at first,” said the hefty left-footed place-kicker after the Raiders 23-9 defeat in Cleveland in which he had a 61-yard conversion. “Then it just barely cleared it.” He ranks with Tony Dempsey and Jason Elam now – both booted 63-yarders – and Matt Bryant who just recently nailed a 62-yard field goal, on the...

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Game Grades: Cleveland Browns 23 – Oakland Raiders 9

QUARTERBACK: D Charlie Frye dropped to 7-15 as a starter. He put the Raiders behind the eight ball early in the contest with his first pass of the game. David Bowens intercepted Frye as the passer tried to get the ball to Darren McFadden on a slant. The linebacker drifted into the area Frye was locked in on and set the Browns up at Oakland’s 17-yard line before Jerome Harrison drove it in for a score to give Cleveland a 7-0 lead. His...

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