As the 2014 Oakland Raiders are staring in to an 0-5 start if they lose to the San Diego Chargers at home this weekend, it’s entertaining to take a look back in time at the history of the Silver & Black to see just how bad the team has been at various points in its 55-season history.
Starting this Sunday, that thought will be severely put to the test as the Raiders, quite possibly the worst team in the league at the present time, play host to longtime division foe San Diego.
Problems abound in the NFL sometimes, and it takes a lot the backing and support from your teammates, coaches, ownership and more to keep you a part of a franchise. Those problems can be injuries, losing streaks and even just rumors.
While the weekend’s action brought about a lot of rare occurrences and big-time happenings, there were also a number of situations that turned rather ugly. If there is an NFL weekend that includes a complaint filed against one’s own team, a player entering rehab, and a starting quarterback getting injured, then it’s not the best weekend in the world.
Talk about your strange happenings in the NFL – and you’ve got this week. One 49er is legally changing his name due to a fine. An Oakland Raider just dropped down two pegs. And the Houston Texans are pleading with fans to stop burning their jerseys.
Around the NFL: Pryor’s Concussion Probed, Bucs Bench Josh Freeman, RGIII Spots Improvement On Horizon
There is a lot of change going on in the NFL already, and some teams truly need it. The Redskins are sitting at 0-3 but RG3 feels change is coming. The Buccaneers are changing quarterbacks. Oakland may have to do the same, thanks to a concussion and an investigation.
How is it that the more interesting news in the final week of the season is coming from not a single team that has any chance of being in the playoffs?
The NCAA’s decision to allow quarterback Terrelle Pryor and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas to play in the Sugar Bowl proved to be vital to Ohio State’s fortunes, as both players helped the Buckeyes beat Arkansas […]
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and four other Buckeyes have been suspended by the NCAA for the first five games of 2011 season for receiving improper benefits in 2009.