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  1. Khalil Mack hopes to help Raiders' struggles on run defense

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Khalil Mack prides himself on stopping the run. While the No. 5 overall draft pick is known for his ability as a pass-rusher, Mack loves getting dirty and stopping the run. It kills him that the 0-2 Oakland Raiders have struggle...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. Reece focused on winning, not touches

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Marcel Reece said all he cares about is victories, not touches. Right now, he isn't getting either. It's becoming a topic surrounding the Oakland Raiders. Reece has four touches in the Raiders' 0-2 start. Sunday, against the Hou...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  3. Jones-Drew getting closer to field

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Maurice Jones-Drew made a strong first step by getting on the practice field Thursday. Still, the Oakland Raiders have not determined whether he will be able to play Sunday at New England. Jones-Drew suffered a hand injury in We...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  4. Raiders might be without Moore and Roach

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The chances are growing that the struggling Oakland Raiders' defense could have the daunting task of playing against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday without starting linebackers Sio Moore and Nick Roach. Moore h...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. Jones-Drew back, Sio Moore isnt for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders' injury situation appears to brightening as three of the five starters who missed practice Wednesday returned. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand), defensive end Justin Tuck (illness) and cornerback Carlos...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  6. Derek Carrs postgame speech impresses teammates

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Donald Penn likes what he's seen from Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr on the field. But what may have impressed Penn most is what he saw Carr do after the team fell to 0-2 at home after a drubbing at the hands of the ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  7. Injury situation appears manageable

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Practicing without five injured starters Wednesday wasn't ideal for the 0-2 Oakland Raiders. However, there is a chance the injury situation will be much better Sunday when the team visits the New England Patriots. Receiver Rod ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  8. Allen's focus on field, not job security

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- With speculation mounting that his job could soon be on the line, Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said his focus remains on improving the team, not his own job security. "What matters is getting ready for the New England Patr...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  9. Patriots are wary of Charles Woodson

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- One of the early-season bright spots for the Oakland Raiders has been veteran safety Charles Woodson. Three weeks shy of his 38th birthday, Woodson still jumps out on film. He certainly has to the New England Patriots, who host ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  10. Five starters not practicing for Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Adding to their on-field woes the Oakland Raiders are starting to deal with injury issues. They were missing five starters during the 30-minute window that was open to the media Wednesday. Not practicing were running back Mauric...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  11. Raiders back at bottom of Power Rankings

    Bill Williamson

    Well, that didn't take long. For Week 2, the Oakland Raiders clawed out of the bottom of ESPN.com's NFL Power Rankings. Oakland started the season at No. 32. After a five-point loss at the New York Jets, the Raiders actually benefited from a poor ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  12. Watt TD prime example of Raiders' issues

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- No play has exemplified the Oakland Raiders' woes on defense more than J.J. Watt's one-yard touchdown catch to start the Houston Texans' onslaught Sunday. Yes, Watt is a defensive end. That's the problem. Watt entered the fie...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  13. Marcel Reece not out of Raiders game plan

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- A storyline of training camp was the Oakland Raiders trying to get Marcel Reece more involved in the offense. That hasn't happened two games into the season. In fact, Reece's touches are diminishing. He had one catch for 11 yard...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  14. Must happen/can't happen at Patriots

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Here is a look at what the Oakland Raiders must do and can't do Sunday at the New England Patriots: Must happen: The Raiders have to start fast. They need to get on the board early and then establish the ground game. The Raiders...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  15. Allen thinks Derek Carr can be 'special'

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The bottom line is if Derek Carr becomes a great player, the Oakland Raiders' problems will be solved. Nothing changes the fortune of a franchise like a great quarterback. Carr, a second-round pick from Fresno State, hasn't been...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  16. Raiders Allen wants improvement now

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- A day of cooling off and watching the film didn't change Dennis Allen's mind much -- he still thinks his Oakland Raiders have to quickly figure things out after an 0-2 start in which the team has played poorly. "[There are a] lo...

    Blog | September 15, 2014