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5 Worst Coaching Encores in NFL History

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 2 weeks ago
Jon Gruden is returning to an NFL sideline as head coach after a decade away, including eight-plus years as the color analyst for ESPN's "Monday Night Football." Only time will tell if his rejoining the Raiders will be a remarkable new chapter or a sad footnote in a great career. One thing’s for certain, there are plenty of great coaches whose encores were atrocious. Here are...

Oakland Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers Preview and Prediction

By Matt Josephs, 5 months 3 weeks ago
It was supposed to be a promising season for the Oakland Raiders, who will not be going to the playoffs in 2017. Instead it's the Los Angeles Chargers with something to play for in this one. They'll get into the postseason with a win and some help. LA needs the Titans to lose to the Jaguars, who really have nothing to play for and the Bills to lose to the Dolphins on the road. The...

Monday Night Football: Oakland Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles Preview and Prediction

By Tom Bowles, 6 months 1 day ago
The Philadelphia Eagles are headed to the playoffs, that much we know. One more win on Christmas night against the Oakland Raiders and the Eagles will have clinched the NFC’s No. 1 seed, earning home-field advantage throughout the postseason.   What an easy scenario, right? Win and you’re in?   Compare that to the Christmas miracle the Raiders are seeking...

Sunday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

By Tom Bowles, 6 months 1 week ago
One. More. Week. That’s all the Cowboys need to last without star running back Ezekiel Elliott. Without Elliott in the lineup, the team has gone 2-3 but remained on the fringes of playoff contention despite an inconsistent offense. One victory, this Sunday against the Raiders leaves the team at 8-6 and facing a possible wild-card elimination game against the Seahawks next week.  ...

New York Giants vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 6 months 3 weeks ago
The Geno Smith era for the New York Giants will begin on Sunday.   Earlier this week, Giants head coach Ben McAdoo announced that Smith would start against the Oakland Raiders. This will snap Eli Manning’s streak of 210 consecutive starts in the regular season, the second longest in NFL history. Brett Favre is the record holder at 297 straight games.   Smith, a second-round...

Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 6 months 4 weeks ago
After struggling on offense for weeks, the Denver Broncos finally turn to quarterback Paxton Lynch. The 2016 first-round pick has thrown just 83 passes in his career for 497 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.   Lynch and the Broncos will travel to the black hole to take on the Oakland Raiders, who are having their own struggles. The Raiders weTre blasted by the New England...

NFL in Mexico City: New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

By Matt Josephs, 7 months 6 days ago
The Raiders and Patriots will probably play one of the best games on the NFL slate this week although the scene will be in Mexico City. Oakland's already played a game there, beating the Texans 27-20 back in 2016. Oakland head coach Jack Del Rio credited the atmosphere in Azteca Stadium with making it very unfriendly for Houston last season. The other off-the-field storyline was the...

Sunday Night Football: Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Both the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins will be looking to get back on track when they meet down in South Florida for “Sunday Night Football.”   The Raiders (3-5) lost to the Bills 34-14 on the road last Sunday. Oakland put up 367 yards of total offense, including 313 passing from Derek Carr, bur four turnovers and 151 rushing yards by Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy...

Thursday Night Football: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

By John Gworek, 8 months 6 days ago
Coming into the season, Oakland was a popular to challenge New England for the AFC crown. Just six weeks into their 2017 schedule, the Raiders are now facing a must-win Thursday night game against the rival Chiefs. Lose this one, and Oakland will be lucky to challenge for a playoff spot.   How did things go so bad so quickly for a team that was 12–4 last season and started this on 2...

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 8 months 1 week ago
The Oakland Raiders will play their second consecutive home game on Sunday as they host the Los Angeles Chargers in a key AFC West matchup. The Raiders will look to snap a three-game losing streak to their divisional rivals.   The Chargers got their first win of the season last week, beating the New York Giants 27-22 on the road. Quarterback Philip Rivers threw for three touchdowns in a...