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Raiders' new era waiting to get off ground

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders are still waiting to get their new era off the ground.

With star running back Darren McFadden still looking to find his groove in a new system, a run defense that has as many holes as ever and a rebuilt secondary that was unable to frustrate a rookie quarterback, the Raiders are off to their first 0-2 start since Lane Kiffin's debut season in 2007.

Now first-year coach Dennis Allen has to deal with two more "significant" injuries to starting players. Cornerback Shawntae Spencer is out with a sprained right foot and right tackle Khalif Barnes is sidelined by a groin injury.

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