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Patriots vs. Raiders: Predict the Score Making a score prediction for the Patriots' week three match-up against the Oakland Raiders. Tomorrow afternoon, the Patriots finally kick off their home slate with an intra-conference match-up against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are 0-2 and are coming off an ugly home loss to the Houston Texans.

Raiders could be down 2 starters on defense Already staggering from back-to-back poor performances, the Oakland Raiders will likely be without two of their starting linebackers for Sunday's game in New England. Middle linebacker Nick Roach is still recovering from a concussion he suffered during the preseason and has only recently returned to practice on a limited basis. Roach, who played every defensive snap in 2013, has yet to be ...

Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots: Breaking Down Oakland's Game Plan After only two weeks, the Oakland Raiders are already scrambling to keep the 2014 season from getting away from them. They have begun 0-2, and there's been little evidence to indicate that things are going to get better anytime soon. But while Oakland has looked uninspired in both losses, there have been glimmers of potential. Derek Carr's play has been encouraging. The running game has been non ...

Patriots vs. Raiders: Previewing with PFF Taking a closer look at the New England Patriots' week three opponent, the Oakland Raiders, through the Pro Football Focus analytics. Taking a closer look at the New England Patriots' week three opponent, the Oakland Raiders, through the Pro Football Focus analytics: The Raiders were completely gashed by the Houston Texans’ running game last Sunday.

Heading cross country hard for West Coast teams The Oakland Raiders have to deal with more than just Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis at New England on Sunday. ... It feels a little odd.'' The Raiders are trying to snap a 14-game losing streak in the Eastern time zone. The four West Coast teams, which annually log 25,000 air miles, are a combined 43-83 in the Eastern time zone over the last decade, according to STATS LLC. Only the San Diego ...

Raiders say Matt Schaub out for Sunday's game PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders listed backup quarterback Matt Schaub as out Sunday at New England.

Despite Team Struggles, Oakland Raiders Rookies off to Great Start This was supposed to be the year that the Oakland Raiders escaped from the cellar of the NFL . The Raiders operated with a skeleton crew the last couple of years and without much success, but they brought in a few veteran swashbucklers in the hopes of stealing more victories in 2014. Head coach Dennis Allen was supposed to captain the turnaround, but the Raiders started taking on water in Week 1 ...

Oakland Raiders Must Clean House, Rebuild Completely to Return to AFC Elite "We suck." Over the course of their long (and mostly storied) history, the Oakland Raiders have proudly trumpeted several different catchphrases: Pride and poise. Commitment to excellence. Just win, baby. And now, thanks to their hideous effort to begin the 2014 season, a new expression has vaulted into the Raiders lexicon. "We suck." Forget about pride. Don't you dare mention poise. Commitment ...

Sources: Schaub out as wife delivers early The Oakland Raiders listed backup quarterback Matt Schaub as out Sunday at New England.

Oakland Raiders grant wish of Hayward boy diagnosed with bone cancer A 6-year-old Hayward boy diagnosed with a cancerous tumor had two wishes – for his dad to come home from Afghanistan and to meet the Oakland Raiders. According to the Oakland Raiders, both wishes were granted. Joseph “JJ” Orecchia learned he had a tumor after he broke his leg, which led to an amputation of his right leg. JJ, a diehard Raiders fan, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a cancerous ...

Daryle Lamonica
 Daryle Lamonica

Known as the "Mad Bomber" because his long passes stretched opposing defenses to the limit, Lamonica joined the AFL's Buffalo Bills out of Notre Dame University in 1963. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound quarterback became one of the league's top stars after being traded to the Oakland Raiders in 1967.
Daryle Lamonica

In his first season with the Raiders, he helped take them to the AFL championship and was named the league's player of the year. Lamonica that season completed 220 of 425 passes for 3,228 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Although he completed only 10 of 24 passes in Oakland's 40-7 championship victory over the Houston Oilers, two went for touchdowns. Oakland then lost Super Bowl II to the Green Bay Packers 33-14.

Lamonica was named player of the year again in 1969 with very similar numbers: He completed 221 of 426 attempts for 3,302 yards and 32 touchdowns. However, the Raiders lost the AFL championship game 17-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The AFL merged into the NFL in 1970 and Lamonica remained with the Raiders until his retirement after the 1974 season. For his career, he threw 1,288 completions in 2,601 attempts for 19,154 yards and 164 touchdowns. Lamonica also scored 14 rushing touchdowns.

He recently hosted an outdoor fishing show for Fox.


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