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Opponent Profile: Bills Defense Among League’s Best

Consider that the Buffalo Bills have gone consecutive weeks holding both Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers without a touchdown pass, and you will understand the formidable challenge that defense presents for the Oakland Raiders offense next Sunday. Yes, it could get ugly for rookie quarterback Derek Carr.

12/16/2014

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Opponent Profile: Chiefs Hot At The Wrong Time For The Raiders

The Kansas City Chiefs have been playing pretty well lately, as evidenced by their win over the Seattle Seahawks last weekend. Now, they get to the play the first of two games remaining on their schedule against the hapless Oakland Raiders, and if the Silver & Black want to win their first game in more than a year, they’ll need to be at their “best”—whatever that is.

11/18/2014

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Opponent Profile: Can The Raiders Beat Suddenly Sinking Chargers?

The San Diego Chargers have lost three straight games, the last two by whopping margins. Does this mean the winless Oakland Raiders have a chance to beat them? The Silver & Black came close in the teams’ first matchup in Oakland, but this Week 11 contest will be in San Diego. There are always a lot of Raiders fans in San Diego, though, so maybe this is Oakland’s chance to get into the win column and avoid a 16-game losing streak.

11/11/2014

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Opponent Profile: Broncos Not A Good Matchup For Raiders This Week

The Denver Broncos are coming off a loss, and that means bad news for the winless Oakland Raiders. Peyton Manning loves to dissect a bad defense, and that’s what he’s prepping to do right now—leaving the Silver & Black on the spot for Sunday’s game at the Coliseum against the defending AFC champs.

11/04/2014

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Raiders Do Not Want To Join NFL’s ‘Winless’ Club In 2014

In the modern NFL, only four teams have gone through a winless season: the 1960 Dallas Cowboys, the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 1982 Baltimore Colts and the 2008 Detroit Lions. If the Raiders can’t win this weekend in Cleveland, they could be looking at an 0-11 start—and that’s when the pressure will start to mount. Avoiding membership in this exclusive club will be paramount for the Silver & Black.

10/22/2014

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 12: Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars calls a play at the line during the second quarter of a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on October 12, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

5 NFL Teams Already Vying For First Pick In The 2015 NFL Draft

These NFL teams are playing for the right to dream about one player who, once drafted, will deliver them to the Promised Land next season.

10/17/2014

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CBS Sports Trent Green Talks Patriots vs. Jets On Thursday Night Football

The New England Patriots are going in one direction and the New York Jets are going in another. On “Thursday Night Football,” the teams are going to face off in an AFC East battle that may not be nearly as competitive as it has been in past years. Former NFL quarterback Trent Green took some time to speak with me regarding both teams, injuries, and their direction for the season.

10/15/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Brandon LaFell #19 of the New England Patriots after a touchdown reception during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: New York Jets At New England Patriots

hese 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.

10/15/2014

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Opponent Profile: San Diego Chargers Present Big Challenge For Toothless Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have a new head coach, for now, and they’ve just had their bye week. How will they fare against the 4-1 San Diego Chargers at home this week? Well, the Bolts are on a roll, and they look very good. The exact opposite can be said of Silver & Black, so don’t expect things to suddenly get better for Oakland now that Dennis Allen has been fired.

10/07/2014

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AFC West Just Looks Tougher And Tougher For Raiders Each Week

Including 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.

10/06/2014

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