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Is Oakland receiver Jacoby Ford worth a start On Thursday night?

Will the speedy Raiders receiver live up to his hype?
<p> Will the speedy Raiders receiver live up to his hype?</p>

Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson raved about speedy receiver in the offseason, saying he had the potential to be a standout No. 1 receiver.

Ford did show his knack for racking up big yards in just a few catches last week against Denver’s suspect pass defense. In Carson Palmer’s first start as the Oakland QB, he targeted Ford six times and the former Clemson standout pulled down five of them for 105 yards and a score.

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Five NFL Teams That Improved and Five That Got Worse

Here's five NFL teams that will take a step forward this year, and five that will take a step back.
<p> Here's five NFL teams that will take a step forward this year, and five that will take a step back.</p>

By RALPH VACCHIANO

No one has ever won an NFL championship in the spring and summer, and no one has ever lost one either. That’s not for lack of trying, of course.