Brees, Saints beat Raiders 40-20

After giving up 239 yards on the ground to the San Francisco 49ers last week, Oakland’s defense got shredded again in a loss to the New Orleans Saints at O.Co Coliseum on Sunday night. This time it was Oakland’s pass defense that got beat, giving up 388 yards in the air to New Orleans en route to the 40-20 loss. Brees started quickly with a deep ball down the left sideline to wideout Devery Henderson on the opening play...

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Raiders fall to cross-bay rival 49ers 17-3

The Oakland Raiders dropped their second preseason game, losing to the San Francisco 49er’s 17-3 at Candlestick Stadium on Saturday night. San Francisco welcomed their rivals from across the bay with a 79-yard drive to the Raiders 2-yard line. There, Oakland’s defense stalled the driving offense and forced a David Akers field goal attempt. Holder Andy Lee botched the snap, resulting in an interception to Raiders starting middle...

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49er fan violence: Was one of the shootings caught on Youtube?

Covering the game last Saturday night, I found myself having to keep my head on a swivel as I had to walk through the throngs of fans to get from the pressbox to the filed for lockerroom access post game; not knowing if I was going to get sucker punched or beer spilled on my by a drunken fan (which seemed to be in plentiful supply). On the way back from player interviews, heading back up to the pressbox with other writers, one of the...

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Raider Defense Run Over By 49ers: Lose 17-3

San Francisco, CA - Raider head coach Hue Jackson said earlier in training camp that he wants to, “Build a Bully.” Instead, it was his defense that got bullied by a 49er offense that just last week, seemed like it didn’t know what a first down looked like or whether a drive without a sack or interception was even possible. In that 49er vs Saints game, New Orleans blitz heavily and often which gave San...

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