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Re: SAINTS VS RAIDERS GAME THREAD
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2012, 12:42:17 AM »

Must be Eddie Money...... ;D
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Re: SAINTS VS RAIDERS GAME THREAD
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2012, 01:44:56 PM »

Oakland Raiders Vs New Orleans Saints: Silver & Black Plan of Attack

After an embarrassing drubbing at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, the Oakland Raiders return home to take on the surging New Orleans Saints at O.co Coliseum.

The Raiders surrendered 419 yards to the 16th ranked Ravens' offense, so it's safe to say the Saints' 4th ranked offense will be an even more difficult task for Oakland.

The Raiders are currently ranked 12th in total offense, (mostly due to the 5th ranked passing attack) while the Saints are dead last in total defense. The weak defenses and strong offenses of both teams leads most to expect a shootout.

However, if the Raiders continue to shoot themselves in the foot with penalties, dropped passes, blown assignments and missed tackles, the Saints will slaughter them. If Oakland truly wants get back to winning, they will be forced to play smarter than they have in the last two games against the Buccaneers and Ravens.

This is a winnable game, but only if certain things are addressed.

OFFENSE:
As stated above, the Saints are struggling on defense. They're ranked 31st against the run, 31st against the pass, and dead last overall. That said, there is one thing the Saints do pretty well—rush the passer. New Orleans is ranked 13th in the league at getting to the passer with a total of 21 sacks.

Stopping Will Smith and Cameron Jordan will be no easy task. The Raiders offensive line has been put in a terrible position due to many factors thus far. Having to learn a new system that is unsuited for their talent, and questionable play calling that forces them to be in pass protection more than 66 percent of the time.

Therefore, having the tight ends to stay in to help the tackles against good pass rushers will be necessary. There will have to be other solutions employed as well. Running backs chipping on the defensive ends and using screen passes and draw plays to slow down the rush is another way Oakland can counter the pass rush.

Getting the previously injured Khalif Barnes back at right tackle will help, as he is an extreme upgrade over Willie Smith, but he is by no means an "elite" player. He will certainly help, but he will need help as well.

The one thing that would help most is the one thing Greg Knapp seems the most unwilling to do—run the ball. Oakland is the worst rushing team in the league. Part of this is due to being forced into a system that doesn't suit the talent, but a lot of it is because Greg Knapp just flat refuses to call running plays with any regularity.

It has been rumored that Knapp called Darren McFadden, (who will miss this game) into his office to ask him which run plays he's most comfortable with. Why this wasn't done in training camp is a mystery, but whatever the case, it's being done now. Hopefully it will improve the performance of the offense.

With McFadden out, versatile fullback, Marcel Reece, will get the start. Against Baltimore, Reece averaged three yards per carry, as did the team as a whole. If you think about it, three yards per carry isn't very good, but it's workable. If you get three yards on first down and three yards on second down, you're left with third down and four. A very convertable situation with Palmer under center.

The problem is, Knapp isn't calling run plays. Often times we see Oakland pass of both first and second down and find themselves in third and 10. Proof? Oakland attempted just 25 total runs against the Ravens, while attempting 45 passes. This has become a trend for Knapp as it is clear his run scheme is not working, so rather than adjusting and finding a running attack that works, he simply calls more passing plays.

That's not winning football—or Raider football.

If ever there was a team against which the Raiders could get their anemic running game going, it's the Saints. If Oakland can get some semblance of a running game, it will slow down the pass rush and allow Carson Palmer and the receivers to exploit some clear weaknesses in the Saints' secondary.

Fail to generate a rushing attack, and Palmer will spend the day on his back side, the offense will fail, and the Raiders will lose—again.

DEFENSE:

Obviously, the key to slowing down the Saints' offense lies with containing Drew Brees and the passing attack. However, the Raiders can't sleep on their ground game either. The Saints ran the ball extremely well against the Falcons last week, totalling 148 yards on the ground. Chris Ivory and Mark Ingram both had good days, and Raider Nation can expect New Orleans to attempt the same philosophy against what has been a very porous run defense for the Raiders in recent weeks.

To get to Brees, Oakland's pass rushers have to remain relentless. Lamarr Houston and Matt Shaughnessy have been getting close to opposing quarterbacks, but close isn't good enough against Brees. If he has time to get rid of the ball, he will find open receivers in the Raiders' banged up secondary.

Raiders' strong safety, and best secondary player, Tyvon Branch has not practiced all week as he is suffering from a neck injury. This is a blow to both the run and pass defense of the Raiders. Head coach Dennis Allen said in a recent interview that, "a plan is in place," but would not disclose what that is. Most would assume that Mike Mitchell would start at strong safety.

Mitchell isn't much of a drop off from Branch in tackling, but he's nowhere near as savvy in coverage. The Saints are not the team you want to face with your best secondary player in street clothes.
Desmond Bryant and Tommy Kelly, (Richard Seymour is likely out) will be tasked with controlling the interior of the line of scrimmage. As many Raiders' fans can tell you, the key to stopping the zone blocking scheme, like the Raiders and Saints both employ, is to get penetration.

This is something both Kelly and Bryant do well. However, if the Raiders' linebackers and secondary continue to show the poor tackling they have in the past two games, controlling the line and getting penetration will mean nothing.

If Oakland is to have any chance at all in this game, there must be a drastic improvement in the pass rush. Defensive coordinator, Jason Tarver and defensive line coach, Terrell Williams must have a better plan than they have all year. Tarver has called many blitzes, but few have "gotten home" outside the Atlanta game. Williams has taken one of the best defensive lines under Mike Wafule last season, and turned it into a downright pedestrian line that fails to generate much impact at all.

The pass rush must be successful for the Raiders to have any shot at an upset.

SPECIAL TEAMS:

After a rough start with "Long-snapper-gate," Steve Hoffman managed to get the Raiders' special teams on track, but it all fell apart once again last week versus the Ravens. A fake punt for a touchdown was only the beginning.

Jacoby Jones took a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown and was literally untouched. There was a breakdown in lane assignments and Jones took advantage.

Oakland allowed a whopping 83 yard average on two kick returns last week. If Jones is able to rip the Raiders' coverage teams like that, just think what Darren Sproles can do. There absolutely, positively, unequivocally has to be improvement this week. Otherwise, Sproles will be the special teams player of the week.

CLOSING:

This game will boil down to just a few factors.

On offense, there has to be some form of a running attack that actually works...and Knapp must be willing to roll with it. Calling 50 passes again will result in failure. The offensive success of Oakland depends on a solid run game.

The defense has to generate much more pass rush than they have all year. If not, Drew Brees will have yet another MVP-type performance. Stopping the Saints newly found running game will be important, but not nearly as important as getting in Brees' face and getting him on the ground.

Do these two things and Oakland has a shot. Fail to do one or the other, and Oakland will be at 3-7, their season will be officially over, and they'll be playing for next year.

The phrase, "there's always next year" is one Raider Nation has been hearing since 2003...and they're sick of it. Fans were promised a "new era of excellence" but what they've received is more of the "same old Raiders."

A win on Sunday is possible, and getting it done will mean the Raiders' season is still alive. Lose, and the season is a lost cause, and will result in yet another year of ridicule and humiliation for Raider Nation.

The question becomes, which of these scenarios best exemplifies the "new era?"

http://raidernationtimes.com/article.php?id=9430

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Re: SAINTS VS RAIDERS GAME THREAD
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2012, 01:53:30 PM »

Raiders, Saints set to air it out

The Raiders' game against the New Orleans Saints shapes up as an arms race between quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Drew Brees.

Palmer plans on being careful in terms of not getting caught up in it -- particularly in the first half.
"When the opposing offense is scoring fast, often it puts a lot of stress on you," Palmer said. "You can't get in situations, especially early in the game, where you try to fit balls in certain spots. You can be down by seven and before you know it you try things that get you down by 14 or 21.

"When you get in the third or fourth quarters things can change, but in the first half you have to be efficient and know when to say when."

All well and good, but considering Oakland's defensive performance of late, Palmer could find himself in precisely that situation.

The Raiders have given up 97 points in their last two games, the most since they lost back-to-back 55-0 and 44-0 games in the first two games of the 1961 season.

Brees has a history of torching the Raiders. He was 26-for-30 for 320 yards and three touchdowns in their last meeting in 2008, had two blistering preseason halves against Oakland, and including his time with the Chargers, is 6-0 while completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 1,248 yards with 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Brees said he sees a kindred spirit in Palmer.

"He's just like me in that, every time you touch the ball, you feel like you're going to score," Brees said. "That's just the mentality, regardless of what the defense is doing. You're focused on scoring execution and trying to score every time you touch the ball. That's the aggressive mentality we play with."

The Raiders' breakdowns on the back end in a 55-20 loss to Baltimore haven't vanished from memory, and cornerback Michael Huff understands things will have to be tightened up considerably.
"It can't happen this week," Huff said. "He's one of the smartest, one of the greatest quarterbacks out there. Pre-snap, he kind of knows already what you're in, so we've got to hopefully disguise a little bit and make him think a little bit and let our pressure get to him."

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« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2012, 01:54:28 PM »

Dennis Allen and the Saints have a history together

Dennis Allen is the 18th head coach for the Oakland Raiders, but in his first year, his 3-6 team is struggling. However, before he landed in Oakland, and prior to Allen being with the Denver Broncos in 2011, he learned his trade in New Orleans as a defensive backs coach.

Allen sat down with the Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News to talk about his time in New Orleans.

"I started coaching in the NFL in Atlanta, but I grew up in New Orleans," Allen said. "I've got a lot of good memories there, and we were able to win a championship. So it was a big part of my development as a coach." "The thing I think they do as well as anybody in the NFL is utilize their personnel," Allen said. "They know exactly what guys can do and put those in situations and let them do those things."

Joe Vitt Interim Coach said:

"Dennis Allen is smart, Dennis Allen has great people skills," Vitt said. "Dennis Allen knows how to teach, motivate or inspire. Dennis Allen is not going to go off the cuff and off the reservation by saying or doing dumb things. He's going to have his football team focused and he's going to get them better."

Drew Brees:

"You knew he was on the fast track to be a head coach," Brees said by conference call. I don't know if we saw it happening this fast. It's pretty amazing, he goes from being the DBs coach here to the defensive coordinator for one year in Denver and all of a sudden, he's a head coach."

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« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2012, 02:05:52 PM »

Oakland Raiders: Week 11 NFL Power Rankings (#30)


Last week: 30 (+0)

Record: 3-6

The Raiders surrendered the biggest points total of the year last week in Baltimore and it was just as bad as it sounded. They allowed two special teams touchdowns (one off a fake field goal, one off a kick return) and blew two separate 4th downs thanks to botched quarterback/center exchanges. By the way, I don’t disagree with the Ravens decision to run up the score and go for the fake field goal. One, the Raiders had it coming to them after taunting the Ravens down by close to 30 points on the previous play. Two, I’ve always said, if you don’t want to get the score run up on you, don’t suck. It’s not unsportsmanlike. In fact, it’s more unsportsmanlike to cry because you can’t stop the other team. Three, the Ravens haven’t had a commanding win like that since week 1 so they needed it for morale.

Studs

LT Jared Veldheer: Did not allow a pressure on 49 pass block snaps, run blocked for 4 yards on 1 attempt

LG Cooper Carlisle: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 49 pass block snaps, run blocked for 8 yards on 3 attempts

C Stefen Wisniewski: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 49 pass block snaps, run blocked for 28 yards on 10 attempts, 1 penalty

CB Michael Huff: Allowed 3 catches for 65 yards on 7 attempts, 2 pass deflections, 1 interception, 2 solo tackles, 1 assist

P Shane Lechler: 5 punts for 274 yards, 1 inside 20, 4 returns for 36 yards, 47.6 net yards per punt

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RT Willie Smith: Allowed 1 sack, 2 quarterback hits, and 2 quarterback hurries on 42 pass block snaps

ROLB Phillip Wheeler: Allowed 6 catches for 88 yards on 6 attempts, 2 penalties, 6 solo tackles, 1 assist, 4 stops

LOLB Miles Burris: 3 solo tackles, 1 stop, 1 missed tackle, 1 quarterback hit on 12 blitzes, allowed 5 catches for 63 yards on 5 attempts

FS Matt Giordano: Allowed 3 catches for 51 yards and 2 touchdown on 5 attempts, 3 solo tackles, 1 missed tackle

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« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2012, 02:07:06 PM »

Notes – The Raiders announced that Sunday's game will be televised locally, the fifth straight time this season they have avoided a blackout and the 13th in a row dating to the start of the 2011 season.

Attendance in the past two home games has been down – an announced 51,634 against Jacksonville and 52,055 against Tampa Bay – but the club was able to declare sellouts with a new league rule that allows games to be shown on local television if teams sell 85 percent of non-suite tickets.

• Running back Darren Sproles, a key weapon for the Saints as a receiver out the backfield, participated fully in practice and looks on course to return after missing two games because of a broken left hand.

• Saints quarterback Drew Brees told New Orleans reporters he never took the Raiders' home fans all that seriously after seeing how they got on Doug Flutie when both quarterbacks were with the San Diego Chargers.
As a rookie in 2001, Brees watched as the Raiders crowd showered Flutie with insults, mostly along the lines of, "Hey Flutie, you're short. You stink."

So Flutie walked toward the crowd, and suddenly, according to Brees, it was, "Hey Doug, how you doing, man? Good to see you. I'm such a huge fan. Will you sign this for my daughter?"

After a few moments of warm exchanges, Flutie left to warm up, and immediately Brees said the talk reverted to, "Hey Flutie, you're short. You stink."

• Cornerback Cory Nelms was added to the practice squad. Nelms was on the 49ers' practice squad last season and participated in their training camp.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/16/4990515/branch-might-not-play-vs-saints.html#mi_rss=Raiders#storylink=cpy
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« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2012, 02:07:50 PM »

Branch might not play vs. Saints

The Raiders were faced with the possibility Thursday of being without one of their most dependable and durable defenders as strong safety Tyvon Branch missed practice for the second straight day because of a neck injury.

Branch, the Raiders' second-leading tackler, has started 57 consecutive games after missing the second half of his rookie season because of shoulder surgery.
"If he's able to practice (today), I'd anticipate he'd be able to play," Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. "I'd have some real concern if he's not able to practice (today)."

It's not known exactly when Branch was hurt. Said safety Mike Mitchell, who would replace Branch, "He was kind of sore, and then on the plane, he was kind of stiff, but we didn't really know anything."

In the same situation as Branch is wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who has missed the past two practices because of a hamstring strain – always a tricky injury for skill position players who depend on speed.

If Heyward-Bey does not play, it will mean increased time for Rod Streater, Derek Hagan and Juron Criner.
Running back Darren McFadden (right ankle sprain) did some running on the field with the training staff, according to Allen, but did not practice. Backup running back Mike Goodson (right ankle sprain) has not begun running.

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour (hamstring) did not practice, and he probably will miss Sunday's game against New Orleans along with McFadden and Goodson.

Free safety Matt Giordano (concussion) was cleared to practice and likely will start Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/16/4990515/branch-might-not-play-vs-saints.html#mi_rss=Raiders#storylink=cpy
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Re: SAINTS VS RAIDERS GAME THREAD
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2012, 02:21:36 PM »

Saints RB Darren Sproles (hand) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.  He practiced all week but is still reportedly experiencing some swelling in that hand.  If active, Sproles' role might be reduced.  He's a risky fantasy option this week, even in PPR formats.  Meanwhile, OC Pete Carmichael confirmed that RB Chris Ivory will play even if Sproles does return.
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« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2012, 04:22:09 PM »

Raiders Avoid Blackout Without Extension

With the NFL’s new and improved rules on the requirements necessary to avoid local blackouts it’s not like you can truly call it an accomplishment to avoid blackouts. That said it is saying something that for the first time in three home dates the Raiders won’t need an extension to hit their mark.

Today it was announced that Sunday’s contest against the Saints will indeed be broadcast on local TV.
Lately the Silver and Black have had to ask the league for a little extra time to hit their number. Not the case for this week and that saying something considering the last two games.

But Raider Nation’s faith is unwavering. Our patience is being tested but we’ll save that discussion for a later time.

For now just know you’ll be able to watch the Raiders from the comfort of your home if you’re in NorCal and you don’t have tickets.


How?!?!

I honestly expected a half filled stadium with the pathetic showing by this team the past couple weeks.
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« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2012, 05:14:31 PM »

The Saints are coming to town!  Good thing were healthy!  Go Raiders!
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« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2012, 09:37:47 PM »

Saints @ Raiders - (Caron)

Passing Game Thoughts: Another week, another monster game for Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Having scored multiple touchdowns in every game this season, Brees is starting to run away as the top-scoring fantasy quarterback in 2012 and subsequently the top-scoring player in the entire league. Brees’ season totals currently put him on pace for 44 passing touchdowns while eclipsing the elusive 5,000 yard mark for the third time in his career. With nine interceptions, the only downside to his game this season has been his turnovers, but that’s something fantasy owners can certainly deal with if it comes along with a series of touchdowns and huge yardage numbers.

Brees should be in line for another huge game in Week 11 as he and the Saints matchup against one of the league’s least impressive secondaries, the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are coming off a humiliating loss to the Joe Flacco-led Ravens where they allowed 341 yards and three touchdowns through the air. With the Saints passing game making it look so effortless, we could be looking at more big games from Brees as well as Jimmy Graham and Marques Colston who have combined for 10 touchdowns over their past five games and don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Running Game Thoughts: When running back Darren Sproles went down with an injury, many believed it would be Pierre Thomas or Mark Ingram - or at least a combination of the two - that would benefit from additional playing time. As it turns out, it’s been Chris Ivory whose fantasy value has seen the biggest improvement. Ivory has scored in back-to-back weeks and his 120 rushing yards are best on the team during that time. With Sproles now rumored to be returning, the backfield once again becomes a big question mark as only Sproles can really be relied on as a week-to-week contributor. Even then, his value is largely tied to his ability as a receiver, so unless you’re in a PPR league, it’s hard to confidently place any of the Saints running backs, even Sproles, in your lineup.

Given the Raiders’ problems against opposing running backs, though, this could be a week when more than one of the Saints RBS gets on the fantasy board in a meaningful way. Oakland has allowed two teams to rush for over 240 yards against them already this year and they’ve allowed 10 rushing touchdowns as well, which puts them tied for 31st in the league in that category. If Sproles does return, this would be a particularly good matchup for him as the Raiders have allowed 67 receptions to opposing running backs already this season, tying them for the absolute worst in the league.

Projections:
Drew Brees: 305 pass yds, 3 TD, 1 INT
Marques Colston: 80 rec yds, 1 TD
Lance Moore: 70 rec yds, 1 TD
Jimmy Graham: 60 rec yds, 1 TD
Darren Sproles: 10 rush yds, 70 rec yds, 1 TD
Pierre Thomas: 30 rush yds, 1 TD, 15 rec yds
Mark Ingram: 40 rush yds
Chris Ivory: 25 rush yds, 1 TD

Passing Game Thoughts: Carson Palmer exploded for a huge fantasy day in the Raiders first game without running back Darren McFadden throwing for 368 yards and two scores in the 20-55 loss to the Ravens. The two touchdowns now makes a total of eight in Palmer’s past three games, which has been a nice surprise for fantasy owners as he has now shot up to being the No. 9-scoring fantasy quarterback in standard scoring leagues. Receivers Denarius Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey have both been impressive during Palmer’s hot streak while tight end Brandon Myers and running back Marcel Reece add some much-needed short-yardage ability.

With the league’s worst defense on the field against them, there’s really no reason to believe that the Raiders’ passing game won’t continue to light up the fantasy scoreboard this week. The Saints have been among the worst pass defenses in NFL history this season, having allowed at least 248 passing yards against them in every game this season. They are on pace to allow an unbelievable 5159 yards and 34 touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks. With a defense this bad, just about any player becomes a serious fantasy option against them, especially when those players are coming off of big games themselves.

Running Game Thoughts: With running back Darren McFadden still nursing a knee injury, it looks as if Marcel Reece could be the primary back again this week. Reece looked decent as a runner in Week 10 as he rushed for 48 yards on 13 carries, but did most of his damage in the passing game as he caught seven passes for 56 yards, bringing his season total to an impressive 328 yards receiving despite limited playing time. Reece is a PPR stud and could have a huge week against one of the league’s worst defenses.

New Orleans and their 31st-ranked fantasy defense against opposing running backs looks like they’re going to avoid having to stop Darren McFadden, but Reece might still be able to take advantage. New Orleans had allowed opposing running backs to achieve double-digit fantasy points in every game this season prior to their success in Week 10 against the Falcons, including two games where they allowed over 220 yards on the ground. With Reece likely playing the role as a receiver out of the backfield, Jeremy Stewart could be a sleeper this week for those in very deep leagues. Stewart surprised even the experts when he got more carries than Taiwan Jones in Week 10 so a double-digit touch day might not be out of the question if the Raiders can stay in this game.

Projections:
Carson Palmer: 320 pass yds, 3 TD, 2 INT
Denarius Moore: 90 rec yds, 1 TD
Darrius Heyward-Bey: 70 rec yds, 1 TD
Brandon Myers: 60 rec yds
Marcel Reece: 45 rush yds, 70 rec yds, 1 TD
Jeremy Stewart: 40 rush yds

Prediction: Saints 41, Raiders 30
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« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2012, 11:12:37 AM »

Oakland Raiders need a miracle to win against the New Orleans Saints

This weekend’s game between the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints has a chance to consist of very ugly defensive performances.

The Saints’ defense is bad. They have given up the most total yards in the entire NFL. They give up an average of about 469 yards per game, and average about 28 points given up per game.

The Raiders are not too much better, although their rushing defense is not too terrible, they give up way to many points. They give up an average of about 32 points per game, and have given up a total of 284 points so far this season.

Both Drew Brees and Carson Palmer have a chance to rack up some huge stats this Sunday. The one problem for the Raiders, the fact that they will potentially give up too many points to even contend against the Saints. The Raiders need this win as badly as the Saints, but it will be interesting to see the banged up Raider team try to stop Brees’ offense. This game may look like a college basketball game on the scoreboard when it is over.

Why do the Raiders not stand a chance?

Stand…that is the keyword. There is barely anyone left standing for the Raiders, they have had such bad luck with injuries this season, that they have gone from an average team to one of the worst in the league. They lack the ability to do just about everything, and the thing that is a shame is that they are finally learning how to score just when their injury list is overflowing with names.
Game Prediction: Saints beat the Raiders 41-28.

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Re: SAINTS VS RAIDERS GAME THREAD
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2012, 11:45:56 AM »

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"We were the only team in pro football whose team picture showed both a front and side view. " #12 -On the Oakland Raiders outlaw image.
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