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Raiders Defense Dominated Again in 38-17 Loss to Saints

Raiders Defense Dominated Again in 38-17 Loss to Saints

The Raiders once had a defense that teams were scared of playing. This is clearly not one of those seasons. Oakland’s defense was again shredded Sunday, this time by Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, as the Raiders fell at home 38-17. The mood of t
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  • Durant's first career triple-double lifts Thunder

    Durant's first career triple-double lifts Thunder

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Kevin Durant notched his first career triple-double with 25 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 119-109 on Sunday night.
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  • Mark Davis ‘embarrassed, disappointed’ in team’s play

    Mark Davis ‘embarrassed, disappointed’ in team’s play

    insidebayarea.com Nov 18, 2012
    Raiders owner Mark Davis consented to a group interview with the media about 30 minutes after his team lost for the third straight time, 38-17 to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at the Coliseum. Davis was cordial, candid and and passionate in answering…
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  • Reece gets his shine on

    Reece gets his shine on

    insidebayarea.com Nov 18, 2012
    Marcel Reece is listed on the Raiders roster as a fullback because, well, he has to be listed as something. Calling him a jack-of-all-trades might be a more apt description. On Sunday for the second straight game, Reece shifted into running back mode ou…
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  • Warriors' Jefferson injures calf against Thunder

    Warriors' Jefferson injures calf against Thunder

    nba.com Nov 18, 2012
    Warriors reserve Richard Jefferson pulled himself out of Golden State's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night after straining his right calf.
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  • 49ers prep for Bears on Monday night

    49ers prep for Bears on Monday night

    sfgate.com nytimes.com Nov 18, 2012
    49ers prep for Bears on Monday night To brace his players for the challenge ahead, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman provided a highlight reel featuring the turnovers created by the Bears' defense this season. Last season, the 49ers tied for the NF…
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  • Late touchdown pass gives Saints 21-7 lead at half

    Late touchdown pass gives Saints 21-7 lead at half

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Raiders kept the Saints offense in check for much of the first half, but they couldn’t get off the field in time to stop them from taking a two touchdown lead. Drew Brees hit Lance Moore with a 38-yard touchdown pass with 50 seconds to play in the s
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  • Saints-Raiders underway . . .

    Saints-Raiders underway . . .

    insidebayarea.com Nov 18, 2012
    Thomas Morstead has kicked off to the Raiders Coye Francies, who takes it deep in the end zone and gets it out to the 22-yard line . . .
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  • Week 11 late inactives

    Week 11 late inactives

    Three games kick off in the late afternoon slots in Week 11 and we’ve got all the inactives from all of them right here. Saints at Raiders Saints: WR Greg Camarillo, CB Corey White, RB Darren Sproles, LB Scott Shanle, T Zach Strief, DT Tyrunn Walker, D
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  • Darren Sproles, Aaron Hernandez headline late game NFL inactive…

    Darren Sproles, Aaron Hernandez headline late game NFL inactive lists

    As reported by Jay Glazer during FOX's pregame show, New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles is inactive for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Sproles has missed the last two games after undergoing surgery on his left hand. The versatile…
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  • Lawyer: Charges dropped vs. Raiders' McClain

    Lawyer: Charges dropped vs. Raiders' McClain

    Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain is going to jail time or a lengthy NFL suspension despite being arrested on misdemeanor assault and firearms charges for allegedly holding a gun beside a man's head and firing it into the air one year ago.
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  • Previewing today’s Raiders-Saints game

    Previewing today’s Raiders-Saints game

    insidebayarea.com Nov 18, 2012
    After giving up more than 40 points in consecutive weeks for the first time in 50 years, the reeling Raiders are desperate for a victory Sunday as they host the high-powered Saints. Here’s a look at what analysts, players and fans are saying about this
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  • Alex Smith must pass “contact” test

    Alex Smith must pass “contact” test

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The ability of 49ers quarterback Alex Smith to return to game action on Monday night won’t be the slam dunk that many believed it would be. Smith received clearance several days ago to return to practice.  Cam Inman of BayAreaNewsGroup.com reports that
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  • Well, we're waiting: Cards, Rams need wins

    Well, we're waiting: Cards, Rams need wins

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Arizona Cardinals last won a game Sept. 30. The St. Louis Rams last won Oct. 4, when they defeated the Cardinals. The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have combined for seven victories since the Cardinals or Rams last won a game. Just throwi…
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  • Video - Durant's First Triple-Double Lifts Thunder 01:01

    Durant's First Triple-Double Lifts Thunder

    Nov 18
    Kevin Durant tallied 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Thunder over the Warriors 119-109.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Saints-Raiders Recap 03:22

    Sunday Blitz: Saints-Raiders Recap

    Nov 18
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Saints' 38-17 win over the Raiders.
  • Video - Saints Get Back To .500 00:31

    Saints Get Back To .500

    Nov 18
    Drew Brees threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Saints over the Raiders 38-17.
  • Video - Saints vs. Raiders highlights 00:44

    Saints vs. Raiders highlights

    Nov 18
    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees had 219 yards and threw three touchdowns in his Week 11 38-17 win over the Oakland Raiders.

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