Oakland Raiders Weekly Progress Report: Where They Stand Headed into Week 15

The 2012 Oakland Raiders have been a complete failure. The running game has gone from good to terrible, the passing game is only good when the team is down three scores and the defense is making fans long for the days when Chuck Bresnahan was the defensive coordinator.

The Raiders are a meager 3-10 and it’s hard to call this a progress report at all.

Two of Oakland’s wins came against the Chiefs and Jaguars, which are the only two teams with fewer wins than the Raiders. The Raiders get to play the Chiefs for a second time on Sunday at O.co Coliseum and have a chance to get their fourth win. Yippee? 

Winning would cost the Raiders a prime draft position in April and losing would make it possible for them to get the No. 1 overall pick. The Chiefs currently hold the No. 1 overall spot, but would drop below the Jaguars with a win over the Raiders unless the Jaguars also won.

It’s always a little sad when the biggest story coming into a Week 15 game is how it might impact a team’s draft position.


Primary Talking Point for Week 15

Rolando McClain was reinstated from his two-game suspension on Monday and put back on the roster in a surprise move. Dennis Allen was scheduled to meet with McClain on Wednesday morning and McClain was at practice on Wednesday, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Allowing McClain back on the team seems to run counter to the message that Reggie McKenzie and Allen have been trying to send since training camp. Any explanation for keeping McClain seems strange at this point considering his on-the-field play and off-the-field conduct.


Injury Outlook

Richard Seymour returned to practice after missing the past five games with a hamstring injury, but according to Tafur, he’s doesn’t know if he’ll be able to play Sunday. Seymour’s ...

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