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Raiders-Rams Preview It took the Oakland Raiders more than a year to win a game. It's been even longer since they've won two in a row.
Raiders' Woodson expects to play in 2015 ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- When he signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders in March, safety Charles Woodson wasn't thinking much about playing beyond this season.
Oakland Raiders vs. St. Louis Rams: Breaking Down St. Louis' Game Plan The St. Louis Rams (4-7) will take on the Oakland Raiders (1-10) for a second consecutive matchup against a West Coast team, but this time the Rams will have home-field advantage. This article will preview the contest and outline St. Louis' ideal game plan. The Raiders are still a joke in the NFL , but unfortunately for the Rams, the joke's not quite as funny as it was a month ago. Oakland is ...
Should The Raiders Play For The No. 1 Pick In The Draft? Right now, the Oakland Raiders are 1-10, and if the season ended today, they'd get the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. There's not a clear-cut stud or even a lot of depth at the top of the draft next year, so the Silver & Black need to be very smart about their next draft.
Raiders snap 16-game skid with 24-20 win vs. KC (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) runs past Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith on an 11-yard touchdown run during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.
Rod Streater returns to practice for Raiders ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater returned to practice Monday for the first time since breaking his left foot two months ago.
Raiders' Charles Woodson getting better with age Woodson, in his 17th NFL season, thinks he could return to Oakland Raiders in 2015
Just one, baby: Oakland Raiders end 0-16 talk with win History won’t really remember these Raiders anymore, the way the 2008 Detroit Lions and their 0-16 finish will be remembered forever.
Sparano savors 1st win with Raiders (AP Photo/Ben Margot). Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano yells during the third quarter of the Raiders' NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.
Familiar Face Returns To Raiders Practice Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater returned to practice Monday for the first time since breaking his left foot two months ago. Streater was placed on the injured reserve list with a designation to return on […]
"Snake" was at the forefront of the Oakland Raiders glory years under Coach John Madden. In his 10 Raider years, the left handed All-America quarterback from Alabama was named to the Pro Bowl five times ('73 to '77) passed for more than 200 yards 36 times in league play, in 1977 led the Raiders to Super Bowl victory over Minnesota. While a Raider he set a record of 143 attempts without an interception, completed 1,182 passes for a Raider record. Enshrined into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
Kenny "The Snake" Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former American football quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders under coach John Madden (1970-1984). He is left-handed, and at the time of his pro career left-handed quarterbacks were looked on as being unsuitable for professional football, with a variety of semi-credible excuses being given for this view. One such was that the spin on passes would be the reverse of "normal", resulting in problems for receivers.
Born on Christmas Day 1945 in Foley, Alabama, the left-handed Stabler became a highly touted football player in high school, earning the nickname "The Snake" from his coach after a long, winding touchdown run. He was recruited by Alabama's Paul "Bear" Bryant and joined the team in 1964. In 1965 he led Alabama to a national championship. He finished his career with the Crimson Tide in 1967, having compiled a 28-3-2 record as a starter. He was drafted in the second round of the NFL draft in 1968. Stabler first made his mark in the NFL in a 1972 playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After entering the game in relief of Daryle Lamonica, he scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter on a 31-yard scramble. The Steelers, however, came back to win on a controversial, deflected pass from Terry Bradshaw to Franco Harris, known in football lore as The Immaculate Reception.
After suffering severe knee injuries, Stabler became less a scrambling quarterback and more a classic, drop-back passer, known for deadly-accurate passes in the 10-to-20 yard range and an uncanny ability to lead late, come-from-behind drives. During the peak of his career he had an impressive receiving corps consisting of sprinter Cliff Branch, sure-handed possession receiver Fred Biletnikoff, and Hall-of-Fame tight end Dave Casper. As a starter in Oakland, Stabler was named AFC player of the year in 1974 and 1976, and was the NFL's passing champion in 1976. In 1977 he guided the Raiders to their first Super Bowl victory, after a narrow playoff victory over the New England Patriots in which he scored the winning touchdown on a surprise quarterback keeper. In the 1977 AFC Playoffs against the Baltimore Colts he threw a crucial 4th quarter pass to Dave Casper that set up a game tying field goal that sent into overtime in which the Raiders eventually won; that incredible 4th quarter pass was dubbed The Ghost To The Post.
In 1980 he was traded to the Houston Oilers for Dan Pastorini, whom Raiders' owner Al Davis regarded as a more effective deep passer. The Oilers in turn saw Stabler as the missing ingredient that could finally get them past the Steelers and into the Super Bowl. Ironically, Pastorini lost the starting job in Oakland to Jim Plunkett after an injury, and Plunkett then led the Raiders over Stabler and the Oilers in the playoffs. Stabler played one more season with Houston and then finished his NFL career with a three-year stint with the New Orleans Saints.
He currently provides color commentary alongside Eli Gold for broadcasts of Alabama football.