2014 Oakland Raiders season
|2014 Oakland Raiders season|
(fired on September 29; 0–4 record)
(interim; 3–9 record)
|General manager||Reggie McKenzie|
|Home field||O.co Coliseum|
|Division place||4th AFC West|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||Marcel Reece, FB|
The 2014 Oakland Raiders season was the franchise's 45th season in the National Football League and the 55th overall. Head coach Dennis Allen was fired on September 29 following an 0–4 start, and compiled an 8–28 record in 2+ seasons in Oakland. Offensive line coach Tony Sparano was named interim head coach on September 30. The Raiders were officially eliminated from the playoffs after their Week 11 loss to the Chargers, therefore becoming the earliest team since the 2004 Dolphins to be eliminated from postseason contention. After a run of 16 straight losses, including an 0–10 start since the 2011 Indianapolis Colts, the Oakland Raiders won 24-20 against the Kansas City Chiefs on 20 November.
- Draft 1
- Staff 2
- Final roster 3
- Preseason 4.1
- Regular season 4.2
Game summaries 4.3
- Week 1: at New York Jets 4.3.1
- Week 2: vs. Houston Texans 4.3.2
- Week 3: at New England Patriots 4.3.3
- Week 4: vs. Miami Dolphins 4.3.4
- Week 6: vs. San Diego Chargers 4.3.5
- Week 7: vs. Arizona Cardinals 4.3.6
- Week 8: at Cleveland Browns 4.3.7
- Week 9: at Seattle Seahawks 4.3.8
- Week 10: vs. Denver Broncos 4.3.9
- Week 11: at San Diego Chargers 4.3.10
- Week 12: vs. Kansas City Chiefs 4.3.11
- Week 13: at St. Louis Rams 4.3.12
- Week 14: vs. San Francisco 49ers 4.3.13
- Week 15: at Kansas City Chiefs 4.3.14
- Week 16: vs. Buffalo Bills 4.3.15
- Week 17: at Denver Broncos 4.3.16
- Division 5.1
- Conference 5.2
- References 6
- External links 7
|2014 Oakland Raiders draft|
|2||36||Derek Carr||QB||Fresno St|
|3||81||Gabe Jackson||OG||Mississippi St|
|4||107||Justin Ellis||DT||Louisiana Tech|
|7||235||Shelby Harris||DE||Illinois St||Pick from ARI|
|7||243||Jonathan Dowling||S||Western Kentucky||Pick from SEA|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame Made at least one Pro Bowl during careerMade roster|
- Draft trades
- The Raiders acquired two additional seventh-round selections — No. 235 as part of a trade that sent quarterback Carson Palmer to the Arizona Cardinals, and No. 247 in a trade that sent quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the Seattle Seahawks.
|1||August 8||at Minnesota Vikings||L 6–10||0–1||TCF Bank Stadium||Recap|
|2||August 15||Detroit Lions||W 27–26||1–1||O.co Coliseum||Recap|
|3||August 22||at Green Bay Packers||L 21–31||1–2||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|4||August 28||Seattle Seahawks||W 41–31||2–2||O.co Coliseum||Recap|
|1||September 7||at New York Jets||L 14–19||0–1||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|2||September 14||Houston Texans||L 14–30||0–2||O.co Coliseum||Recap|
|3||September 21||at New England Patriots||L 9–16||0–3||Gillette Stadium||Recap|
|4||September 28||Miami Dolphins||L 14–38||0–4||Wembley Stadium (London, England)||Recap|
|6||October 12||San Diego Chargers||L 28–31||0–5||O.co Coliseum||Recap|
|7||October 19||Arizona Cardinals||L 13–24||0–6||O.co Coliseum||Recap|
|8||October 26||at Cleveland Browns||L 13–23||0–7||FirstEnergy Stadium||Recap|
|9||November 2||at Seattle Seahawks||L 24–30||0–8||CenturyLink Field||Recap|
|10||November 9||Denver Broncos||L 17–41||0–9||O.co Coliseum||Recap|
|11||November 16||at San Diego Chargers||L 6–13||0–10||Qualcomm Stadium||Recap|
|12||November 20||Kansas City Chiefs||W 24–20||1–10||O.co Coliseum||Recap|
|13||November 30||at St. Louis Rams||L 0–52||1–11||Edward Jones Dome||Recap|
|14||December 7||San Francisco 49ers||W 24–13||2–11||O.co Coliseum||Recap|
|15||December 14||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 13–31||2–12||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|16||December 21||Buffalo Bills||W 26–24||3–12||O.co Coliseum||Recap|
|17||December 28||at Denver Broncos||L 14–47||3–13||Sports Authority Field at Mile High||Recap|
- Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
Week 1: at New York Jets
The Raiders started their season on the road against the Jets. In the first quarter, the Jets grabbed an early lead as Nick Folk kicked a field goal from 45 yards out for a 3-0 lead. The Raiders took the lead later on in the quarter as Derek Carr found Rod Streater on a 12-yard touchdown pass for a 7-3 game. In the 2nd quarter, the Jets retook the lead when Geno Smith found Chris Johnson on a 5-yard touchdown pass for a 10-7 game at halftime. After the break, the Jets went back to work as Folk kicked another field goal from 42 yards out for a 13-7 game for that quarter's only score. In the 4th quarter, they increased their lead as Chris Ivory ran for a 71-yard touchdown (with a faild 2-point conversion) for a 19-7 game. The Raiders scored late in the 4th quarter when Carr found James Jones on a 30-yard touchdown pass for a 19-14 final score.
With the loss, the Raiders started their season 0-1.
Week 2: vs. Houston Texans
After a tough road loss to the Jets, the Raiders went home to take on the Texans. The Texans would dominate the first half scoring in both the first and second quarters: Ryan Fitzpatrick found J.J. Watt on a 1-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead followed by Arian Foster's 5-yard touchdown run for a 14-0 and lastly Randy Bullock kicking a 33-yard field goal for a 17-0 lead at halftime. After the break, the Texans went back to work in the 3rd quarter as DeAndre Hopkins caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Fitzpatrick for a 24-0 lead followed up by Bullock kicking a 39-yard field goal for a 27-0 lead. The Raiders finally got on the board in the 4th quarter as Darren McFadden ran for a 1-yard touchdown making it a 27-7 game. The Texans moved ahead as Bullock kicked a 46-yard field goal for a 30-7 game. The Raiders scored the final points of the game as Derek Carr found James Jones on a 9-yard touchdown pass for a 30-14 loss.
With the loss, the Raiders fell to 0-2.
Week 3: at New England Patriots
After a tough home loss to the Texans, the Raiders traveled east to take on the Patriots. The Raiders took an early lead when Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 49-yard field goal for a 3-0 game and the only score of the first quarter. The Patriots took the lead in the 2nd quarter when Tom Brady found Rob Gronkowski on a 6-yard touchdown pass for a 7-3 game followed up by Stephen Gostowski kicking a 21-yard field goal for a 10-3 lead at halftime. In the 3rd quarter, the Raiders went back to work as Janikowski nailed 2 field goals from 37 and 47 yards out coming within 4, 10-6 and then within 1, 10-9. However, in the 4th quarter, the Patriots were able to eventually win the game when Gostkowski kicked 2 field goals from 20 and 36 yards out first for a 13-9 and the eventual final score of 16-9. The Raiders were held without a touchdown in a single game for the first time since their 17-6 loss to the Panthers in 2012.
With the loss, the Raiders dropped to 0-3.
Week 4: vs. Miami Dolphins
The Raiders traveled to London and were considered the home team in the International Series against the Dolphins. In the first quarter, they would score first when Derek Carr found Brian Leonhardt on a 3-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead. Later on, the Dolphins got on the board when Caleb Sturgis kicked a 41-yard field goal to shorten the lead to 7-3. This was the beginning of 35 consecutive points for the team as in the 2nd quarter they took the lead when Ryan Tannehill found Mike Wallace on a 13-yard touchdown pass, Lamar Miller ran for a touchdown from 9 yards out, and then Tannehill found Dion Sims on an 18-yard touchdown pass for leads of 10-7, 17-7, and the eventual halftime score of 24-7. In the 3rd quarter, the Dolphins went back to work as Lamar Miller ran for another touchdown from 1 yard out for a 31-7 lead before Cortland Finnegan returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown for a 38-7 lead. In the 4th quarter, the Raiders were able to wrap up the scoring when Backup QB Matt McGloin found Andre Holmes on a 22-yard touchdown pass for the eventual final score of 38-14.
With the loss, the Raiders went 0-4 heading into their bye week.
Week 6: vs. San Diego Chargers
After resting up from their bye week, the Raiders went back to the O.co Coliseum for a home game against the Chargers. In the first quarter, they snagged an early 7-0 lead when Derek Carr found Andre Holmes on a 77-yard touchdown pass. Later on, the Chargers would tie it up 7-7 when Philip Rivers found Eddie Royal on a 29-yard touchdown pass. In the 2nd quarter, the Chargers took the lead when Rivers found Malcom Floyd on a 5-yard touchdown pass for a 14-7 game. However, the Raiders managed to tie it up before halftime when Carr found James Jones on a 6-yard touchdown pass for a 14-14 game. In the 3rd quarter, the Raiders retook the lead when Carr found Brice Butler on a 47-yard touchdown pass leading 21-14. The Chargers however tied it back up when Rivers found Antonio Gates on a 1-yard touchdown pass for a 21-21 game. In the 4th quarter, the Raiders retook the lead again when Carr found Holmes again on a 6-yard touchdown pass for a 28-21 game. However, the Chargers were able to score 10 points later on in the quarter: First when Nick Novak scored a field goal from 30 yards out to come within 4, 28-24 and then Branden Oliver's 1-yard run for a touchdown for the eventual final score of 31-28.
With the loss, the Raiders dropped to 0-5.
Week 7: vs. Arizona Cardinals
The Raiders stayed home for a game against the Cardinals. The Cardinals scored first in the first quarter when Carson Palmer found Stepfan Taylor on a 2-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead and the only score of the quarter. They made it 14-0 in the 2nd quarter when Palmer found Michael Floyd on a 33-yard touchdown pass. The Raiders got on the board when Darren McFadden ran for a 1-yard touchdown for a 14-7 lead followed up by Sebastian Janikowski kicking a 29-yard field goal for a 14-10 game at halftime. In the 3rd quarter, the Raiders came within 1 as Janikowski managed to kick a 53-yard field goal for a 14-13 game. The Cards however took control of the game as Taylor ran for a 4-yard touchdown for a 21-13 lead. Finally in the 4th quarter the Cards wrapped up the scoring when Chandler Catanzaro nailed a 41-yard field goal for the eventual final score of 24-13.
With the loss, the Raiders dropped to 0-6. With the Jaguars' win over the Browns, they remain the league's only winless team.
Week 8: at Cleveland Browns
After tough losses at home, the Raiders traveled to Cleveland to take on the Browns. The Browns scored 9 straight points leading into the 2nd quarter when Billy Cundiff kicked 3 field goals from: 52 (in the 1st quarter), 33, and 26 yards out (in the 2nd quarter) for leads of 3-0, 6-0, and 9-0. The Raiders got on the board when Sebastian Janikowski kicked 2 field goals before halftime from 46 and 38 yards out for a 9-3 and then 9-6 game at halftime. After a scoreless 3rd quarter, the Browns got back to work in the 4th when Brian Hoyer found Andrew Hawkins on a 4-yard touchdown pass for a 16-6 lead followed by Ben Tate running in the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown for a 23-6 game. The Raiders wrapped up the scoring of the game later on when Derek Carr found Andre Holmes 10-yard touchdown pass for the final score: 23-13.
With the loss, the Raiders fell to 0-7.
Week 9: at Seattle Seahawks
Week 10: vs. Denver Broncos
With the loss, the Raiders dropped to 0-9, sending them to the brink of elimination from playoff contention.
Week 11: at San Diego Chargers
With the loss, the Raiders fell to 0–10 and were the first team this season to be mathematically eliminated from postseason contention. They are the earliest team to be eliminated from the playoffs since the 2004 Miami Dolphins. The loss also mathematically guaranteed a fourth-place finish in the AFC West.
The Raiders also became the first team to start 0-10 after the 2011 Colts.
Week 12: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
With the upset win the Raiders not only improved to 1-10, but they finally snapped a 15-game regular season losing streak which dated back to 2013. Also, QB Derek Carr got his first career NFL win as a starter.
This win also helped the Raiders avoid becoming the second 0-16 team after the 2008 Lions. 
Week 13: at St. Louis Rams
The Raiders couldn't get things going offensively all game long as Derek Carr's inconsistency led to his benching. He was replaced by Matt Schuab in the second half. The defense wasn't a factor either as they couldn't stop the Rams' offense, especially their running game. The Raiders looked to respond after allowing 38 points in the first half, but it was too late as they would go on to lose in a 52-0 embarrassment.
Week 14: vs. San Francisco 49ers
This would snap a 13-game losing streak for Raiders against NFC teams. This would also be their first win against their Bay Area rivals since 2000.
Week 15: at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 16: vs. Buffalo Bills
Week 17: at Denver Broncos
With the loss, the Raiders ended their season 3-13.
|(2) Denver Broncos||12||4||0||.750||6–0||10–2||482||354||W1|
|Kansas City Chiefs||9||7||0||.563||3–3||7–5||353||281||W1|
|San Diego Chargers||9||7||0||.563||2–4||6–6||348||348||L1|
|1||* – New England Patriots||East||12||4||0||.750||4–2||9–3||468||313||155||L1|
|2||z – Denver Broncos||West||12||4||0||.750||6–0||10–2||482||354||128||W1|
|3||y – Pittsburgh Steelers||North||11||5||0||.688||4–2||9–3||436||368||68||W4|
|4||y – Indianapolis Colts||South||11||5||0||.688||6–0||9–3||458||369||89||W1|
|5||w – Cincinnati Bengals||North||10||5||1||.656||3–3||7–5||365||344||21||L1|
|6||w – Baltimore Ravens||North||10||6||0||.625||3–3||6–6||409||302||107||W1|
|Did not qualify for the playoffs|
|8||Kansas City Chiefs||West||9||7||0||.563||3–3||7–5||353||281||72||W1|
|9||San Diego Chargers||West||9||7||0||.563||2–4||6–6||348||348||0||L1|
|13||New York Jets||East||4||12||0||.250||1–5||4–8||283||401||–118||W1|
|w – Clinched wild card|
|x – Clinched playoff berth|
|y – Clinched division|
|z – Clinched first-round bye|
|* – Clinched homefield advantage|
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