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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Bourn, Pagan, Victorino on Giants' outfield wish listUpvote Share Tweet
Postgame notes, quotes and observationsinsidebayarea.com Dec 2, 2012The 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 gameUpvote Share TweetRaiders 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 BUpvote Share Tweetsfgate.com Dec 2, 2012Kaepernick, 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…Upvote Share Tweetsfgate.com Dec 2, 2012David 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Dennis Allen away from team until Wednesday to be with sick fatherThe 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 preUpvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more SnapsBALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...Upvote Share Tweet
49ers think they got a bad call on intentional grounding safetyOne 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…Upvote Share Tweet49ers 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Dec 2, 2012We'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 »Upvote Share Tweetinsidebayarea.com Dec 2, 2012Phil Dawson has kicked off to the Raiders, with Coye Francies getting drilled inside the 15-yard line . . .Upvote Share Tweet
Questionable call fuels Rams’ comebackA 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 uUpvote Share TweetOakland 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…Upvote Share TweetBEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns say a member of the team's grounds crew killed himself at their practice facility.Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Davis to Dennis Allen: It’s not good enoughRaiders 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 BayUpvote Share Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Browns-Raiders RecapDec 2Jorge Andres and Eric Allen break down the Browns' 20-17 win over the Raiders
Browns Capture First Road WinDec 2Brandon Weeden passes for 364 yards in Browns' 20-17 win over Raiders.
Browns vs. Raiders highlightsDec 2Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden throws for 364 yards and a touchdown as the Browns beat the Oakland Raiders 20-17.
Raiders postgame press conferenceDec 2Raiders react following game with Browns
Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…Dec 2BALTIMORE -- 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 LakersDec 2The 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 SnapsDec 2BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...