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Stewart effective in Raiders' run game

Stewart effective in Raiders' run game

sfgate.com Updated Dec 2, 2012
Stewart effective in Raiders' run game The Raiders would have liked to run the ball more, but they went to a no-huddle attack when they were down 13-3 in the third quarter, and Carson Palmer turned his attention downfield. The Stanford alum rolled off b…
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  • Bourn, Pagan, Victorino on Giants' outfield wish list

    Bourn, Pagan, Victorino on Giants' outfield wish list

    CNNSI.com Dec 2, 2012
    Bourn, Pagan, Victorino on Giants' outfield wish list
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  • Postgame notes, quotes and observations

    Postgame notes, quotes and observations

    insidebayarea.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Raiders on Sunday lost their fifth straight game. In the process, they were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention and assured a losing record for the eighth time in 10 seasons. The Raiders can’t catch the Colts, who won their eighth game
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  • Palmer quick to take blame; this time it’s warranted

    Palmer quick to take blame; this time it’s warranted

    Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer is quick to take blame for most anything, even when it’s obvious that he’s not at fault. On Sunday, there was no mistaking that Palmer deserved the lion’s share of the blame for the Raiders losing to the Cleveland B
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  • Kaepernick, Harbaugh on errant pitch

    Kaepernick, Harbaugh on errant pitch

    sfgate.com Dec 2, 2012
    Kaepernick, Harbaugh on errant pitch With his team clinging to a 10-2 fourth-quarter lead and facing 3rd-and-3 at its 17-yard line with just more than three minutes left Sunday, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman called for quarterback Colin Kaepern…
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  • David Akers feels 'horrible' about miss

    David Akers feels 'horrible' about miss

    sfgate.com Dec 2, 2012
    David Akers feels 'horrible' about miss St. Louis -- - After exacerbating a pelvis injury last week, 49ers placekicker David Akers was really hurting following the 49ers' 16-13 overtime loss to the Rams on Sunday. Outside linebacker Aldon Smith tied the…
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  • Dennis Allen away from team until Wednesday to be with sick fat…

    Dennis Allen away from team until Wednesday to be with sick father

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Raiders took it on the chin again on Sunday in a 20-17 loss to the Browns and they now have to turn around to play the streaking Broncos on Thursday night. And they’ll have to do it without their head coach being around for the first two days of pre
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  • Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; mor…

    Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Dec 2, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...
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  • 49ers think they got a bad call on intentional grounding safety

    49ers think they got a bad call on intentional grounding safety

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    One of the pivotal plays in a game the 49ers would go on to lose in overtime came when quarterback Colin Kaepernick was flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone, which by rule is a safety. But the 49ers think that safety was a bad call. Kaepern…
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  • 49ers squander lead in OT loss to Rams

    49ers squander lead in OT loss to Rams

    49ers squander lead in OT loss to Rams Said quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose star dulled slightly after he posted a so-so rating (83.9) and committed an ugly, momentum-shifting fourth-quarter turnover in his third career start: "It seems like th…
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  • Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 2, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Browns-Raiders underway . . .

    Browns-Raiders underway . . .

    insidebayarea.com Dec 2, 2012
    Phil Dawson has kicked off to the Raiders, with Coye Francies getting drilled inside the 15-yard line . . .
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  • Questionable call fuels Rams’ comeback

    Questionable call fuels Rams’ comeback

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    A bungled pitch by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick resulted in a great fumble recovery by Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins and a questionable call that Jenkins wasn’t down before he rolled into the end zone for a touchdown. The call on the field was u
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  • Darren McFadden, Rashard Mendenhall headline late game NFL inac…

    Darren McFadden, Rashard Mendenhall headline late game NFL inactive lists

    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will miss a fourth consecutive game with an ankle injury. McFadden was injured in a Nov. 4 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but still leads the Raiders with 455 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. In add…
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  • Browns employee kills self at practice facility

    Browns employee kills self at practice facility

    CNNSI.com Dec 2, 2012
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns say a member of the team's grounds crew killed himself at their practice facility.
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  • Mark Davis to Dennis Allen: It’s not good enough

    Mark Davis to Dennis Allen: It’s not good enough

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    Raiders owner Mark Davis went public with his frustrations about the state of the team last month, but he made sure that coach Dennis Allen got a full airing of his concerns on the flight home from last week’s loss to Cincinnati. Monte Poole of the Bay
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Browns-Raiders Recap 01:09

    Sunday Blitz: Browns-Raiders Recap

    Dec 2
    Jorge Andres and Eric Allen break down the Browns' 20-17 win over the Raiders
  • Video - Browns Capture First Road Win 00:31

    Browns Capture First Road Win

    Dec 2
    Brandon Weeden passes for 364 yards in Browns' 20-17 win over Raiders.
  • Video - Browns vs. Raiders highlights 00:26

    Browns vs. Raiders highlights

    Dec 2
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden throws for 364 yards and a touchdown as the Browns beat the Oakland Raiders 20-17.
  • Video - Raiders postgame press conference 01:07

    Raiders postgame press conference

    Dec 2
    Raiders react following game with Browns

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
  • Orlando Magic defeat Dwight Howard's Lakers

    Dec 2
    The Magic turned the tables on Dwight Howard and were able to get a victory at Staples center.
  • Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more Snaps

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...