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Allen showing a propensity to go for it

Allen showing a propensity to go for it

sfgate.com Updated Dec 23, 2012
Allen showing a propensity to go for it CHARLOTTE -- , N.C. - For the second time in four games, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen chose to go for a touchdown when kicking a field goal late in the game might have improved his team's chances of winning. Al…
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  • Raiders notes vs. Panthers

    Raiders notes vs. Panthers

    On Carolina’s first touchdown, a 23-yard pass from Cam Newton to Steve Smith, left tackle Byron Bell appeared to be holding Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston. No flag was thrown. Much later, when Darren McFadden ran into the end zone from 3 yards out
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  • Oakland’s Tommy Kelly: We went after Cam Newton after Carson Pa…

    Oakland’s Tommy Kelly: We went after Cam Newton after Carson Palmer was hurt

    There wasn't much to the Carolina Panthers' 17-6 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday from a competitive perspective -- the Panthers were eliminated as a serious postseason concern a while back, and the Raiders may already be eliminated from next seas…
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  • "Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your S…

    "Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 23, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from London Fletcher losing his lunch to sad Tom Brady. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Palmer injures back, won't return vs. Panthers

    Palmer injures back, won't return vs. Panthers

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Dec 23, 2012
    Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer has left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with a back injury and will not return, the team announced.
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  • The Raiders Cost Oakland 200 Police Officers In A Startlingly D…

    The Raiders Cost Oakland 200 Police Officers In A Startlingly Direct Way

    deadspin.com Dec 23, 2012
    We looked at the steady increase in taxpayer-funded stadium construction recently, and Sports on Earth wrote about what they term "sports welfare"-this week, Bloomberg explained a combination of those phenomena, and a notably clear example of the way sp
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  • Raiders-Panthers underway

    Raiders-Panthers underway

    insidebayarea.com Dec 23, 2012
    Sebastian Janikowski kicks off to the Carolina Panthers with the stadium about half-full . . . it’s a touchback . . .
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  • McClain, Tollefson inactive

    McClain, Tollefson inactive

    Middle linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive end Dave Tollefson were among the inactives Sunday for the Raiders against Carolina Panthers. McClain appears likely to finish the season inactive for the last three games after serving a two-game suspensi…
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  • Week 16 early inactives

    Week 16 early inactives

    profootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012
    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Raiders at Panthers Raiders: DT Richard Seymour Panthers: Q
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  • The path of east resistance

    The path of east resistance

    insidebayarea.com Dec 23, 2012
    The last time the Raiders won a game in an eastern time zone, and the nine consecutive losses that followed: by average score of 35-17: Dec. 6, 2009: Raiders 27, Steelers 24 Dec. 27, 2009: Browns 23, Raiders 9 Nov. 21, 2010: Steelers 35, Raiders 3 Dec. …
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  • Mark Davis says Immaculate Reception is still a “dagger”

    Mark Davis says Immaculate Reception is still a “dagger”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012
    The late Al Davis hated the play that allowed the Pittsburgh Steelers to swipe a playoff win from the Raiders 40 years ago today via a deflected pass that Franco Harris plucked out of the sky on the fly and ran into the end zone. Current Raiders owner M…
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Raiders-Panthers Recap 01:47

    Sunday Blitz: Raiders-Panthers Recap

    Dec 23
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Panthers' 17-6 win over the Raiders.
  • Video - Raiders postgame press conference 01:53

    Raiders postgame press conference

    Dec 23
    Raiders react following game with Panthers
  • Video - Raiders postgame press conference 01:53

    Raiders postgame press conference

    Dec 23
    Raiders react following game with Panthers
  • Video - Panthers Win Heated Game With Raiders 00:36

    Panthers Win Heated Game With Raiders

    Dec 23
    Cam Newton threw for 171 yards in the Panthers' 17-6 win over the Raiders.

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