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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 1 month 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...

Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 1 month 1 week ago
In their first couple of games of the season, the Oakland Raiders appeared to be a legit Super Bowl contender. Now the team has lost two in a row and possibly their quarterback for an extended period of time.   Derek Carr is expected to miss between two and six weeks after breaking a bone in his back in last Sunday’s loss in Denver. Former Buffalo starter EJ Manuel will be tasked...

Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Both the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos lost their Week 3 games. The Raiders (2-1) lost on Sunday night to the Redskins while the Broncos (2-1) had a surprising loss to the Bills in Buffalo. Prior to last week, Oakland had beaten a good Tennessee Titans team on the road and then destroyed the New York Jets in its home opener. However, in Week 3 the Raiders took a step backward as they...

Sunday Night Football: Oakland Raiders vs. Washington Redskins Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 1 month 3 weeks ago
For the first time since 2002, the Oakland Raiders have begun the season 2-0. Last week, the Raiders destroyed the New York Jets 45-20 in their home opener. This week, the Raiders will be on the road in front of a national television audience as they will take on the Washington Redskins.   Last Sunday, the Redskins got their first victory by defeating the Los Angeles Rams 27-20 on the...

New York Jets vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 2 months 4 days ago
The New York Jets and Oakland Raiders couldn’t be on further ends of the spectrum entering their Week 2 matchup. While the Raiders looked like a Super Bowl contender in their opening road win over the Titans, the Jets could end up being the worst team in the NFL in 2017.   New York lost to Buffalo 21-12 last Sunday in a game that didn’t feature many positives. The Jets managed...

NFL Photos: Raiders at Titans

By hmcclary, 2 months 1 week ago

Oakland Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 2 months 1 week ago
The Oakland Raiders will begin their 2017 NFL season on the road as they will travel to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon.   Both the Raiders and Titans wrapped up their preseason last Thursday night with losses. Oakland dropped its preseason finale to Seattle by a score of 17-13 while Tennessee fell 30-6 to Kansas City. The Chiefs followed that victory up with...

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About AFC West Teams

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 week ago
The AFC West saw some roles reversed in 2016. Super Bowl 50 champion Denver missed the playoffs, falling a game short of a wild card berth. But Kansas City and Oakland both made the playoffs with 12-4 records, with the Chiefs taking the division title via a tiebreaker.   The Raiders locked up quarterback Derek Carr with a contract extension this offseason, and got Marshawn Lynch...

Oakland Raiders 2017 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 4 months 1 week ago
The Raiders finished above .500 and returned to the playoffs last year for the first time since 2002, but their season ended on a sour note — and their offseason set the stage for a second messy divorce with Oakland and a planned move to Las Vegas in 2020.  Quarterback Derek Carr broke his right leg on Dec. 24 during a 33-25 win against the Colts. Without Carr, the Raiders lost...

5 Ways to Improve the National Football League

By John La Fleur, 5 months 11 hours ago
Despite the NFL’s undisputed status as the most dominant professional sports league, it needs some improvement. A few lingering issues still require some resolution. In particular, scheduling, both during the regular season and postseason should be changed. I offer five proposals for changes and explanations for why they are essential.   1. Seed playoffs based on overall records...