Unlike the San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Raiders come out very well in the Week 13 roster and ratings update for EA's Madden NFL 12. The update is set to go live on Friday and there's a huge list of changes this time around, and Oakland gets a solid chunk of that. There are ten changes overall for the Raiders, and nine of those changes have to do with ratings changes.
Of all of those changes, only one player received a decrease: offensive lineman Jared Veldheer. He falls from 88 to 87, but some of the increases are absolutely significant. It's one of the better updates I've seen for any team this year, even. Of particular note is the fact that punter Shane Lechler reached the coveted 99 rating, the highest any player can reach. Sebastian Janikowski jumps from 95 to 98, within kicking distance of 99 (though for him, he might be within kicking distance at 50). Make the jump for a full list of changes for the Raiders.
WR Chaz Schilens 72 to 74
HB Michael Bush 80 to 82
FB Marcel Reece 85 to 86
LB Aaron Curry 76 to 78
LB Rolando McClain 83 to 84
LB Kamerion Wimbley 89 to 90
K Sebastian Janikowski 95 to 98
P Shane Lechler 98 to 99
OL Jared Veldheer 88 to 87
HB Michael Bush stamina increase, from 89 to 94