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The Best Players So Far

With nearly a quarter of the season in the books, we take stock of the MVP race and find some new names at the top. Plus, Steve Smith Sr. torches his old team, Teddy Bridgewater’s brilliant debut, Roger Goodell gets an earful in Texas and the night the football world watched baseball

For Raiders in London, It's a New Kind of Zone Read

What time is it? It's an important question for Oakland, which has lost 15 straight games in the Eastern Time Zone. This week, they’ve gone even further east and are trying to acclimate ahead of Sunday’s game against Miami at Wembley

Raiders Report: A Curious Combination of Old, New

With vets like Justin Tuck, Lamarr Woodley and Donald Penn joining forces with exciting youngsters like Khalil Mack and possibly Derek Carr at QB, Oakland hopes it has found the right mix to end its 11-year skid of non-winning seasons

Raiders Preview: Putting the Pieces in Place

It was another busy offseason in Oakland as the Raiders brought in two new quarterbacks and a slew of defensive players. Does Dennis Allen finally have the pieces he needs to turn the corner?

A Father’s Life Lessons

We asked a dozen men in the NFL—players, coaches and executives—to share the best thing they’ve learned from their dad or an influential father figure. Here’s the wisdom that’s been passed on by mail carriers, businessmen, high school coaches, Hall of Famers, construction workers, educators and military veterans

Don't Ditch Dennis

The Raiders are 8-22 in two years under Dennis Allen, but the players say he's not the problem. Will owner Mark Davis and GM Reggie McKenzie allow Allen to be the first Oakland coach to reach his third season since Jon Gruden?

It's Just a Start ... But of What?

The Oakland Raiders will bench Terrelle Pryor in favor of undrafted rookie Matt McGloin for a second straight week on Sunday. Does it signal a new era, the beginning of a quarterback controversy, or that it’s time (yet again!) for the organization to go back to the drawing board?

No Pryor Restraint

Raw and electrifying, quarterback Terrelle Pryor gives the Raiders a better chance to win this season than the experienced and efficient Matt Flynn

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