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

By Antwan Staley, 3 months 4 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, 4 months 5 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, 4 months 1 week ago

Oakland Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 4 months 2 weeks 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, 5 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, 6 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, 7 months 1 day 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, 7 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, 7 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, 10 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...