Raiders Week All Business for Jason Verrett - Ricky Henne
“This is going to be a great game, and I’m really excited,” he said. “Oakland is coming off a bye week, and their offense has definitely improved since last year. They have two real good wide receivers. We already know what Amari Cooper can do, and Michael Crabtree has had a lot of success since he came into this league. So it’s going to be a real tough matchup for us.”
Time for Chargers to grow up, give more - Kevin Acee (UT$)
“It's not that they're not working hard,” the Chargers head coach said Monday. “That's not the message. ... It's a matter of do a little more, spend a few extra minutes on if it's watching one more tape, one more game. It's do a little more so they know their opponent a little bit better.
Week 6 DVOA Ratings - Aaron Schatz
I wanted to run this one to show that not all close games are close in DVOA. The Packers gained 7.6 yards per play compared to just 6.2 for San Diego, but the Chargers ran 89 plays and the Packers only 49!
Telesco found value with low-cost blockers - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
“It’s amazing what they’ve been able to do,” Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Wednesday while previewing Sunday’s game at Qualcomm Stadium. “They’ve had a bunch of guys coming in and out, playing different combinations in the offensive line. I think they’ve done a great job with that.
Weddle ailing, fumble trend, Land of No Returns - Michael Gehlken & Kevin Acee (UT$)
It can be argued that Flowers could have gotten more help on a couple of those TD plays and was pushed off on one. But the fact remains Flowers is who opposing quarterbacks are going after. He has been thrown at 34 times in 274 snaps. Jason Verrett has been targeted 16 times in 243 snaps. Flowers is ranked 108th out of 111 cornerbacks graded by Pro Football Focus.