Raiders Team Grades: Raiders Take Down Giants, Move Into First Place In AFC WestThe Raiders won their Week 13 game over the Giants and moved into a three-way tie for first place in the AFC West.
New York Jets 2014 Season Recap: A Year To ForgetA year of promise turned into a nightmare for Rex Ryan and his New York Jets.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Tom Brady, Chris Johnson And Rob GronkowskiWhile the Jets have fallen badly, the Patriots have picked it up with two stellar offensive showings in the last two weeks. Tom Brady has found his rhythm, while tight end Rob Gronkowski is growing more dangerous each week. Here’s a look at the key players on each side and which players belong in your fantasy line-up.
Thursday Night Football Breakdown: New York Jets At New England Patriotshese divisional rivals are going in opposite directions. After a season-opening victory, the Jets have lost five in a row. While they had a chance against Green Bay and Chicago in Weeks 2 and 3, they've gone backwards from there.
Opponent Profile: Cardinals Come To Town With Carson Palmer, Hope To Keep Raiders WinlessNext up for the 2014 Oakland Raiders: the Arizona Cardinals, the team currently leading the tough NFC West with a 4-1 record this season. The Cardinals aren't a dominating team, however, and if the Silver & Black can play well for a second week in a row for once, they may have a shot at the upset at the Coliseum.
Team Grades: Chargers Ground Jets, Rivers Continues To FlourishOther than the home-opening win over Seattle in week two of the season, the Bolts have been feasting on the likes of Buffalo, Jacksonville and now the New York Jets over these last three Sundays. Okay, even with that level of competition, the Chargers look pretty darn good.
AFC West Just Looks Tougher And Tougher For Raiders Each WeekIncluding Sunday's Week Five action, the San Diego Chargers are 4-1, the Denver Broncos are 3-1, and the Kansas City Chiefs are 2-3. Each team has a positive points differential, while the Oakland Raiders are 0-4 with a minus-52 differential. Yes, it's going to be a long season for the Silver & Black.
Opponent Profile: Bolts Look To Ground The JetsRiding a three-game winning streak, the San Diego Chargers welcome in another struggling team this Sunday, the New York Jets.
5 Reasons Why Michael Vick Needs To Start For JetsLet's take a look at why exactly the New York Jets need to make the switch from Geno Smith to Michael Vick.
Opponent Profile: Are The Miami Dolphins A Beatable Opponent For The Raiders In London?There are two things going for the Oakland Raiders this week, as they prepare for their Week Four game in London, England: first, they play the Miami Dolphins, and second, the game is at a neutral site. The Silver & Black can beat the Dolphins, and they won't have the pressure of performing in front of a home crowd.
Raiders' Road Just Gets Rougher With Trip To New England In Week 3The Oakland Raiders are 0-2 with no relief in sight, as they travel to New England to take on the Patriots in Week Three. That's not the remedy for what ails the Silver & Black, of course, so it could be an ugly week for the team. Be prepared, Oakland fans, for a disastrous road trip.
MJD, Roach Biggest Injury Concerns For Raiders Heading Into Week 2Two weak spots from Week One—the running game and the defense—could struggle again in Week Two if Maurice Jones-Drew and Nick Roach can't get healthy in time to face the Houston Texans at the Coliseum on Sunday.