AP Pro32 comments about Raiders
NEW YORK -- Comments on the Oakland Raiders by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
OAKLAND RAIDERS (28)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 24) -- Back to AFC West drawing board.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 32) -- Darren McFadden has been held to fewer than 35 yards rushing in three of the Raiders' four games.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 25) -- Comment currently unavailable
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 30) -- No team struggles to win two in a row more than the Raiders.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 29) -- Raiders on pace to allow 500 points this season. Not quite the "pride and poise" this team used to be known for.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 24) -- The Raiders are one of four teams with a bye this week. That will give them time to figure out how to better incorporate Darren McFadden in the NFL's worst rushing offense.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 28) -- No longer do the Raiders lead the league in penalties. So don't tell me they're not making progress.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 30) -- Something's awry in the East Bay when Darren McFadden is averaging 3.5 yards per carry.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 31) -- Peyton Manning dissected this defense last week and once again Darren McFadden couldn't get the running game going.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 28) -- If you have any questions whether Peyton Manning can still play, ask the Raiders.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 25) -- Excluding a Week 3 home upset of Pittsburgh, the Raiders were dreadful in the second half of their three defeats. The pattern continued in Sunday's 37-6 loss at Denver.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 27) -- Unless they figure out how to contain a premier quarterback, they have no chance.
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