The Oakland Raiders: Five Things You May Not Know

October 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

1. There are four Raiders on pace to record 50-plus receptions. 
This has not happened since 2002. Those four players were Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Jerry Porter, and Charlie Garner. The current receivers would be Louis Murphy, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Zach Miller, and Darren McFadden. The 2002 group was led by a 37-year-old Jerry Rice and 32-year-old Tim Brown. The oldest member of this year's group is Zach Miller at 24 years old.
2. The Raiders are tied for number two in the NFL in defense in terms of yardage.
They are 24th in scoring defense at 25.3. Only eight teams have been scored against more this season—Houston is one of those teams.
3. The Raiders are tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks, but continue to bail out teams with a league leading 277 penalty yards against in just three games.
Penalty yards always find a way to lead to losses. Or do they?  The Bears have 242 penalty yards against and are 3-0. Can anyone explain how that team is undefea...

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