Oakland Raiders Schedule in 2014
The Oakland Raiders are prepared to hit the field this season to take on some
of the most talented teams in the National Football League. This Raiders team has a lot of promise, but that doesn't always
result in wins on the football field. 2014 holds a lot of tough matchups for Oakland, and fans are clamoring for the chance
to attend some of the biggest home games of the season.
The Raiders will receive a visit from the Denver Broncos on
November 9th for what should be a great contest. With one of the best offenses in the league, the Broncos are sure to be tough
to stop in Oakland. Quarterback Peyton Manning is one of the top players to ever line up under center in the NFL, so the Oakland
defense will have to be the unit to win this game.
On November 20th, the Raiders have a tough matchup coming their way
when the Kansas City Chiefs head into town. This Kansas City team looks rejuvenated by a new regime that brought in head coach
Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith last offseason, resulting in the team making the playoffs in 2013. The Chiefs boast one
of the best rushing attacks in the National Football League thanks to talented runner Jamaal Charles. Charles is one of the
most elusive running backs in the league and is always a threat to take any carry into the end zone. The Raiders will have
to slow Charles down if they hope to win this contest.
Oakland Raiders Team Info
The Oakland Raiders are
looking to score some big wins this season, and they're hoping that a stellar rookie class can help them in that cause. The
Raiders were ecstatic to see linebacker Khalil Mack drop to them at the fifth pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Mack looks like
a great bet to turn into a Pro Bowler, and the Raiders are excited what he can do in the pros. The team used their second-round
pick to select quarterback Derek Carr out of Fresno State. Carr will likely be brought on slowly as the quarterback of the
future in Oakland.
The Raiders are currently rebuilding and trying to see which players on the roster they want to move
forward with, and which they want to move on from. The team experienced a rash of injuries last season, most notably to running
back Darren McFadden. On the quarterback front, Matt Flynn was brought in to be the starter last offseason, but was beaten
out for the starting gig by youngster Terrell Pryor. Pryor is a superior athlete at the quarterback position and showed flashes
of improving his throwing accuracy, but he was hobbled by injuries throughout the year as well. Matt McGloin, an undrafted
rookie out of Penn State, got some run under center as well, and showed flashes of ability. The Raiders apparently did not
love what they saw out of this quarterback group, though, because they brought in veteran Matt Schaub in the offseason to
take over the starting gig. Schaub has some fine seasons in Houston with the Texans, but had a tough year in 2013. The Raiders
are hoping he can bounce back and help the team rack up the victories in 2014.
never been out to the stadium for an Oakland Raiders game, then you've been missing out on being a part of one of the more
raucous crowds in the National Football League. The biggest diehards can be found in what is known as "The Black Hole," where
you'll see people in some of the most intense costumes and face paint. The Raider regularly take on some of the best teams
in the league, making for a multitude of great games for the fans to attend throughout the season. Being there in person to
see all of the action unfold right before your very eyes is a riveting experience that never gets old. Fans head out to the
stadium as often as possible for that very reason.
Oakland Raiders Trivia
What other city have the Raiders
played in aside from Oakland?
The answer is Los Angeles. The Raiders moved there from Oakland for a short time before
returning to the Bay Area, much to the delight of Oakland sports fans.
Oakland Raiders History
As a member
of the AFC West division, the Raiders annually compete with the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
The Raiders organization originated in Oakland, moved to Los Angeles for a time, then returned to Oakland, where they were
welcomed back with open arms. NFL tickets to see the Raiders have been available since 1960, when the team first became a
charter member of the AFL. The team carries a self-imposed tradition of excellence, and they have held up that moniker with
several conference and league championships, as well as a series of great players whose busts sit in the Hall of Fame, including
Art Shell, George Blanda, Gene Upshaw and Howie Long.
Oakland Raiders Fans
The Raiders play at O.co Coliseum,
and the place should be packed for every game this season as the Raiders look to make it happen in the wide open AFC West.
Come out and see an amazing game absolutely packed to the brim with some of the most explosive athletes on the planet in an
intense gridiron battle that everyone around town is sure to be buzzing about. The stands are sure to be electric as the Raiders
fight for a playoff spot down the home stretch against some of the toughest teams in the league, making it always a good time
to get out and show your support as the Raiders look to make it happen this season. Sure, you could see a glimpse of the game
from home or from the bar down the street, but you're in for a completely different experience if you head out to get right
in the thick of the heart-pounding action this season.