click meAdvertisement

Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders

Top Articles

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About AFC West Teams

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 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, 2 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, 3 months 2 days 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...

Oakland Raiders Fantasy Football Team Names

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 1 week ago
What are the best fantasy football team names for Oakland Raiders fans? Look no further. Whether you're looking for great, funny, clever, old, new or stupid fantasy football team names to match your favorite team — the Oakland Raiders — we've got it right here.    The best fantasy football team names are often created by looking at the team's top players. For...

Is Marshawn Lynch the best NFL player ever to come out of retirement?

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Is Marshawn Lynch the best NFL player ever to come out of retirement?   “Beast Mode” is back. Lynch, 31, was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to his hometown Oakland Raiders after sitting out the entire 2016 season. But he’s not the only All-Pro to return to the NFL. Brett Favre “retired” a few times but never missed a full season. Deion Sanders was out of...

5 Potential Landing Spots for Adrian Peterson in 2017

By Antwan Staley, 6 months 3 weeks ago
On Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings announced that they will not exercise the option on running back Adrian Peterson’s contract. Now the 10-year veteran, seven-time Pro Bowler, four-time first-team All-Pro, three-time league rushing champion and 2012 NFL MVP is set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 9, the first day of the new league year.   Minnesota wasn’t...

25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

By J.P. Scott, 7 months 5 days ago
It could be argued that no position has changed more in the NFL’s history than the tight end. Once primarily a sixth offensive lineman who would catch the occasional pass, tight ends have become key cogs on offense.   Some tight ends are so critical to a team’s passing attack in the current NFL that entire packages are designed to fit their individual skill sets. The extra...

AFC Wild Card Preview and Predictions: Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans

By Antwan Staley, 8 months 3 weeks ago
For the second straight season, the Houston Texans will host a wild card game. The hope is that this year’s matchup goes a lot better than last year’s 30-0 loss to Kansas City.   The Texans’ (9-7) opponent this time will be another AFC West team, the Oakland Raiders. Entering the last week of the regular season, the Raiders (12-4) had an opportunity to clinch the...

Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Last week’s 33-25 win against Indianapolis was bittersweet for Oakland. Yes, the team won its 12th game of the season to remain on top of the AFC West, but it came at a high cost.   Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr broke his fibula in the fourth quarter and is unlikely to play again this season. Now backup Matt McGloin will look to guide the Raiders to their first division...

Indianapolis Colts vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 9 months 5 days ago
Fresh off of clinching its first playoff berth since 2002, Oakland returns home to face Indianapolis, a team that is still in the postseason conversation. The Raiders (11-3) now have their sights set on an AFC West title, while the Colts (7-7) must win (and get plenty of help) to maintain any hope of winning the South.   Last week, Oakland’s defense had one of its best performances...