Countdown to Paydirt: Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers (12-0) are looking to clinch a first round bye in the playoffs with a win versus the Oakland Raiders (7-5). The Silver & Black are locked-up with the Denver Broncos (7-5) with just weeks remaining atop the AFC West. There’s no questioning who the desperate team is here, but Green Bay has visions of an undefeated campaign and a historical finish to their season – going perfect all the way through an scoring a...

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Countdown to Paydirt: Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins

The Oakland Raiders (7-4) are entering December in first-place, but embark on a critical stretch of back-to-back road games, which begins with the Miami Dolphins (3-8) on Sunday. “Seize the opportunity,” says defensive tackle Richard Seymour. “You’d rather play in games like this where every play is meaningful. It’s so much more fun for everybody.” “Everyone realizes the opportunity that we have,” Seymour stated this week....

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Countdown to Paydirt: Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders

Like the Oakland Raiders (6-4), the Chicago Bears (7-3) lost their starting quarterback, and it appears that Jay Cutler may not be available for the remainder of the regular season. But the Silver & Black were able to take advantage of the trade deadline and bring in Carson Palmer just days after Jason Campbell went down. Caleb Hanie will make his first career start, stating, “I know where I am in the offense, I know what...

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Countdown to Paydirt: Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings

Sitting atop the AFC West, the Oakland Raiders (5-4) will begin the weekend as the hunted when they face the Minnesota Vikings (2-7). After their 24-17 road victory at San Diego, the Silver & Black have placed themselves in a position where they can control their own destiny the rest of the way, even though it’s a thin lead they hold within their division. “We also recognize as fast as you’re in first place you can be...

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Countdown to Paydirt: Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers

The NFL has a pivotal AFC West match-up to open up their 2011 Thursday night schedule. Tied atop their division, the Oakland Raiders (4-4) will face the San Diego Chargers (4-4), in their first of two meetings this season. Oakland is in the midst of a two game losing streak and will be without running back Darren McFadden. “That mid-foot sprain is really something,” Hue Jackson said Wednesday. He continued: “You have to get back to...

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