Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) throws a pass against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Texans 28-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Matt McGloin Earns Rookie Of Week Honors, Won’t Have Denarius Moore, Darren McFadden

Blackout lifted for Sunday

Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin was voted Rookie of the Week after completing 18-of-32 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions against the Houston Texans last Sunday in his first NFL start, according to the team’s official website.

The Raiders won 28-23, snapping a two-game losing skid, and McGloin has been named to start Sunday when Oakland hosts Tennessee.

But the Raiders will be without leading receiver Denarius Moore and starting running back Darren McFadden against the Titans, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle via Twitter:



Moore injured his shoulder in the win over the Texans and McFadden hasn’t played since Nov. 3 because of a hamstring injury.

Andre Holmes will likely make his first NFL start in place of Moore on Sunday, while Rashad Jennings will start his third straight game at running back. He had 150 yards on 22 carries in Houston, including an 80-yard touchdown gallop that included running over Texans safery D.J. Swearinger.

In another piece of good news for Bay Area Raider fans, the game with Tennessee will be televised locally. The Raiders got a 24-hour extension to the blackout deadline and the team announced Friday afternoon that the blackout rules will not go into effect Sunday. (h/t San Jose Mercury News)

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  • Chris Schroeder

    Moore drops too many passes, and DMac has fallen so far down the running back chart I’m pretty sure he was dropped in just about every fantasy league before he was injured “AGAIN”. Rashad Jenning is leading the NFL the past three weeks in rushing with 431 yards. With a quarterback like Mcgloin who makes smart decisions in the passing game and has accuracy and the ability to hit his targets with just over two seconds. All of those receivers and tightends that the Raiders have, that all the analysts were talking about how untalented they are and the lack of talent in those positions on the Raiders will all be exposed with McGloin under center. I think people were wrapping their head around Pryor and what was going on during with his time under Center, and concluding that the offensive line must of have been a mess because Pryor would end up in all these broken coverages and having to scramble for his life. The fact is that Pryor does not make good decisions and he never has. He lacks the ability to read receivers and tight ends when they are open and make quick throws consistently. McGloin made Michael Rivera look like a superstar last weekend and before that nobody even knew who he was outside of the Raiders. Expect more of that this weekend as well as getting everybody involved. Drew Brees the other week targeted 11 different receivers. That’s what good quarterbacks do. McGloin is a good quarterback and he will make the rest of the NFL open their eyes to the abilities of the talented receivers and tight ends that The Raiders possess

  • James K

    Holmes and the rest of the receivers( Marcele included)
    Best try ” catching” instead of dropping today!