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Winless Oakland Raiders off to worst start in 52 years Interim coach Tony Sparano buried the ball weeks ago, but nothing has changed for the Raiders. After losing to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Oakland's 0-6 record marks its worst start in in 52 years.
Raiders plagued by 3rd-down defensive woes ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- As if the Oakland Raiders' defensive problems weren't bad enough, another injury will force them to use a third-stringer at strong safety.
Team Grades: Raiders Play Close Again, But No Win Yet Overall, the Oakland Raiders played a solid game against one of the best teams in the NFL for the second week in a row. But the Silver & Black still don't have a win in 2014, and that falls on the defense again. The offense is showing life; the defense just is painful to watch every time out.
Raiders fantasy recap: Andre Holmes, James Jones disappoint The Oakland Raiders dropped to 0-6 with a 24-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7. With just 13 points on offense, the Raiders didn't do fantasy owners any favors. Derek Carr: Carr completed 16 of 28 passes for 173 yards.
Rapid Reaction: Oakland Raiders OAKLAND, Calif. -- A few thoughts on the Oakland Raiders' 24-13 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals: What it means: The Raiders' losing ways continue. They are now 0-6 and the only winless team in the NFL. Oakland has lost 12 straight games dating back to last November. The Raiders were spunky enough, but they made so many mistakes on both sides of the ball, they were simply incapable of winning ...
Winless Raiders look like NFL's worst team OAKLAND, Calif. -- Injured Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett had a truth-hurts message to Oakland Raiders fans when he scribbled "0-6, worst team in football" on a sideline board at the end of another defeat suffered by the home team. While Dockett doesn't get sportsmanship points, his crude memo is difficult to combat. The Raiders very much look like the NFL's worst club. The ...
Fantasy football Week 7 projections: Cardinals-Raiders featuring Carson Palmer, Michael Floyd and Andre Holmes The Week 7 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Oakland Raiders could feature its share of long-bomb touchdowns. The Raiders have given up over 30 points a game in each of the last two weeks, which means that Palmer could be in for some solid fantasy numbers against his former team even though the game is on the road. Perhaps there is no receiver on the Cardinals' roster happier to hear ...
Palmer leads Cardinals past Raiders 24-13 Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif.,
Cardinals fantasy recap: Andre Ellington shines The Arizona Cardinals defeated the winless Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals added another loss for the now 0-6 Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Raiders were hampered by defensive woes and an offense that totaled just 220 yards.
LATEST NEWS Oakland Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano gestures from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.
"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.