AP Pro32 comments about Raiders

AP Pro32 comments about Raiders
October 23, 2012, 4:23 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Oakland Raiders by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):

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OAKLAND RAIDERS (28)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 27) - A win is a win is a win.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 31) - We'll see if comeback win over Jacksonville helps build momentum.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 28)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 28) - Win over Jacksonville doesn't get me too excited especially since they can't get McFaddden going.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 29) - Raiders eke out OT win against Jags to stay competitive - albeit barely - in the AFC West.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 27) - The opposition has thrown 220 passes against the Raiders this fall, but Oakland has only intercepted three of them.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 28) - Yeah, the Raiders won, but look how they did it: Against a Jacksonville team that played without an offense. And it took Oakland five quarters to get there.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 30) - A year after the death of Al Davis, pride and poise are in short supply.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 29) - A win is a win and the Raiders treated their home crowd to a 'W' against the Jaguars. Carson Palmer has thrown for 650 yards in his last two games. He is on pace for 4,600 yards 19 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions. That should be good enough to win a few more games.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 28) - The Raiders have found a little spark with the no-huddle offense.

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 27) - With only one game remaining against a team that currently has a winning record (Baltimore in Week 10), the Raiders actually have a golden chance to make a playoff push. However, problems in the secondary and along the offensive line may keep that from happening.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 28) - Beating the Jaguars without Maurice Jones-Drew in overtime will not vault the Raiders to the top spot in the rankings.

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