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Buffalo Bills face Oakland Raiders, hunt for rare Oakland win Just when you start to believe in the Oakland Raiders, they give reason not to.
Oakland Raiders-Buffalo Bills inactives ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Here are the inactives for Sunday’s game between the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills: Raiders: WR Denarius Moore, WR Vincent Brown, CB Chimdi Chekwa, G Tony Bergstrom, T Menelik Watson, TE Brian Leonhardt, DT Stacy McGee. Bills: CB Ross Cockrell, RB Bryce Brown, LB Larry Dean, LB Randell Johnson, T Cyrus Kouandjio, WR Deonte Thompson, TE Chris Gragg.
Oakland Raiders honor 4-year-old girl Little girl with heart ailment is treated to special day at Oakland Raiders game against Buffalo Bills
Raiders haven't needed much from Janikowski ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- For years Sebastian Janikowski has been the saving grace whenever the Oakland Raiders' offense stalled. The veteran kicker repeatedly bailed the team out with his powerful leg, setting numerous franchise records along the way.
Raiders defense depleted by injuries ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders defense was dealt a big blow back in the preseason when middle linebacker and defensive signal caller Nick Roach suffered a season-ending concussion.
Previewing Buffalo Bills-Oakland Raiders OAKLAND, Calif. -- Welcome to O.co Coliseum where the Buffalo Bills (8-6) meet the Oakland Raiders (2-12) at 4:25 p.m. ET (1:25 p.m. local time) Sunday. Weather conditions: It's a damp morning here in the Bay Area, with temperatures hovering in the low 60s after some light rain last night. There is some fog and mist in the area but no significant precipitation is expected during the game. Winds ...
Raiders place cornerback Brown on injured reserve ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have placed cornerback Tarell Brown on season-ending injured reserve because of a foot injury that has limited him in recent weeks.
Bills vs. Raiders 2014: Online streaming, time, TV schedule and radio Buffalo tries to keep playoff hopes alive against an Oakland team playing for pride. The Buffalo Bills need to beat the Oakland Raiders to have any chance of making the playoffs. Buffalo is still alive in the playoff picture at 8-6, but will require some help to get in. Oakland will not be looking to provide any assistance, as the team has won its last two home dates and will be looking to make ...
Bills vs. Raiders start/sit advice: Fred Jackson, Sammy Watkins, Latavius Murray The Bills are still pushing for the playoffs, and can't afford another loss. The Buffalo Bills have held opposing offenses below their average for six straight games, and get to face a bad offense in the Oakland Raiders . Needing every win possible to stay alive for a playoff spot, the Bills will have to hold the Raiders down as well. From an injury perspective, the Bills look pretty strong ...
Buffalo Bills vs. Oakland Raiders: Live Oakland Score and Analysis The Oakland Raiders find themselves in a familiar position heading into Sunday's game. This is a game they can win. The question is whether the coaches will actually give the team a chance to succeed. The Buffalo Bills have established a clear identity and proven what kind of team they are. Offensively, Kyle Orton's job is to not lose the game. If he makes some plays, fine. If he gets the ...
"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.