Next up for the 2014 Oakland Raiders: the Arizona Cardinals, the team currently leading the tough NFC West with a 4-1 record this season. The Cardinals aren’t a dominating team, however, and if the Silver & Black can play well for a second week in a row for once, they may have a shot at the upset at the Coliseum.
The Oakland Raiders continued their up-down season on Sunday in London against the Miami Dolphins, and unfortunately, this was another down week for the Silver & Black as they lost to the Miami Dolphins, 38-14. Nothing went right for Oakland, and the team is now 0-4 this season heading into their bye week.
The Oakland Raiders defense needs all the help it can get every game, so when three linebackers could possibly miss the next contest, it’s something to be concerned about for the team. Heading into Sunday’s Wembley Stadium matchup against the Miami Dolphins, the Silver & Black also will be without backup quarterback Matt Schaub.
There are two things going for the Oakland Raiders this week, as they prepare for their Week Four game in London, England: first, they play the Miami Dolphins, and second, the game is at a neutral site. The Silver & Black can beat the Dolphins, and they won’t have the pressure of performing in front of a home crowd.
Injuries can often call for NFL teams to make a change at a big time position like quarterback, but that could be only temporary. It is the “being benched” part of things that quarterbacks need to fear and it could happen on a few teams soon.
Four quarterbacks were taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and all of them started the first game of the new season. How exactly did they fare when stepping onto the big stage for the first time?
A lot is expected of a top-10 draft pick, no matter their position. See who will do what once the season kicks off.