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What to Look For in 2013

Posted by Jerry Knaak on June 18, 2013 – 3:01 pm

RB Darren McFadden needs just 17 yards to move into 10th place in rushing in Raiders history.

RB Darren McFadden needs just 17 yards to move into 10th place in rushing in Raiders history. Photo by Tony Gonzales

With the Raiders regular season only 82 days away, the preseason 52 days away, and Training Camp 2013 just 37 days away, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming season. Here are some things to look for as you root for the Silver and Black this year.

RB Darren McFadden

McFadden was poised to crack the Raiders Top 10 All-Time Rushing list last year but he missed four games due to injury. He needs just 17 yards to pass Charlie Smith for 10th place, 36 yards to pass Justin Fargas for 9th, 307 to pass Clarence Davis for 8th, 349 to move past Tyrone Wheatley, and 434 to vault over Pete Banaszak for 6th. If McFadden has a career year and gains 1,459 yards on the ground, he’ll move past Napoleon Kaufman and move into the 4th spot.

LS Jon Condo

Two-time Pro Bowl long-snapper Jon Condo has been durable during his time with the Raiders. His absence was felt during the Raiders 2012 opener when he had to leave the game due to injury. Condo was able to return the next week. He has played in all 96 possible games since joining the Raiders after playing in just three for the Dallas Cowboys in 2005. His next game will be the 100th of his career.

DE Lamarr Houston

Houston was selected in the 2nd round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Since then he has played in 48 games with 44 starts. Week 2 of the 2013 season, the Raiders home opener against Jacksonville, will mark the 50th game of Houston’s young career.

K Sebastian Janikowski

Janikowski, the Raiders all-time leading scorer and career leader in field goals and extra points made, needs just 11 points to reach 1,400 points scored. He is the 24th all-time scorer in NFL history and has a chance to move up to 19th this season. He has scored the 5th most points among active players.

WR/KR Josh Cribbs

Cribbs, signed as a free agent this off-season, needs just one kickoff return for a touchdown to become the all-time leader in NFL history. He is tied with Leon Washington with eight kickoff returns for TDs.

WR Jacoby Ford

Ford needs just 230 kickoff return yards to pass Doug Gabriel for 8th place and 273 kickoff return yards to pass George Atkinson for 7th place in Raiders history. He has returned four kickoffs for touchdowns during his career.

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