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Oakland Raiders Training Camp Report

Don't believe Khalil Mack's 2014 sack total. Andy Benoit's dispatch from Raiders camp includes notes on the Raiders simplified defense, improved receiver corps and Oakland's massive O-line. 

The Raiders Are Finally In Good Hands

You have to go back to the days of Tim Brown and Jerry Rice to find the last time the Raiders’ receiving corps was anything but a glaring weakness. But after drafting Amari Cooper and signing Michael Crabtree to catch passes from rising star Derek Carr, the Oakland offense might finally be headed in the right direction

The Favre-Packers Divorce

On the eve of Brett Favre’s return to Green Bay to be inducted into team’s Hall of Fame, let’s look back at how it all ended in the first place. Plus, mailbag questions about Ken Stabler’s HOF status, Tom Brady, the Washington nickname and eating hot dogs

The Snake and the ’Skins

Ken Stabler’s passing reignites the debate about the Raiders quarterback’s Hall of Fame worthiness. Plus, why now is as good a time as any to change Washington’s nickname, initial thoughts on Aaron Kromer arrest and much more

The Best Guess Draft

Forget the mock. Four weeks before the NFL draft commences in Chicago, no one can predict anything with certainty. But here’s an—ahem—informed look at how the first 32 selections could go down, plus answers to your PAT questions

On Los Angeles, St. Louis and How It All Shakes Out

As momentum for an NFL team in Southern California grows, a new riverfront stadium rendering shows St. Louis also has options—possibly beyond the Rams. Plus a Patriots sneak peek, where cut players might land and 10 Things I Think

The Salary Cap Myth, and More Insights Into Deal-Making Season

In the right hands, the cap can be a useful tool for managing rosters—or a useful excuse for getting rid of an unwanted player. Plus, thoughts on Larry Fitzgerald’s contract savvy and the leverage of Los Angeles stadium plans

Mock Draft: Post-Combine

An early attempt at predicting the first 15 picks of the first round, including a big trade involving Marcus Mariota. Plus the landing spots for top WRs Amari Cooper and Kevin White, what the Browns might do at No. 12 and answering reader mail

The Bucs Start Here

Jameis Winston, No. 1 overall? Tampa Bay's investigation into what will become the most scrutinized pick in draft history has only begun. Plus Los Angeles and realignment talk, Sam Bradford-to-Browns rumors and Denver's potential problem

Why Rex Ryan Makes Sense in Buffalo

A refreshing face for the franchise, Ryan cements the Bills’ defensive strength while joining forces with Greg Roman, a brilliant offensive coordinator. The last time he had a young-but-flawed quarterback and a defense this good, he went to back-to-back AFC Championship Games

Week 17 Twitter Mailbag

Did the Niners blow it by letting Jim Harbaugh walk? Who should be the Raiders' next head coach? And does EJ Manuel still have a future in Buffalo? That and more as Peter King answers your Twitter questions

The Final Over/Under

A college stats professor charts NFL wins, comparing all 32 teams to Vegas and statheads predictions going into the 2014 season

MMQB Extra: Rex Ryan's Next Coaching Job

Rex Ryan has coached his last game with the Jets, but not in the NFL. Here are the two teams that would be a perfect fit for Ryan and his creative defensive schemes

Who Needs Mariota?

Not the Oakland Raiders; rookie Derek Carr has proved he has what it takes to become a franchise QB. Plus, what separates Russell Wilson from Colin Kaepernick, the Cowboys’ screen game and the Chargers D

The Week 14 Mailbag

J.J. Watt is the NFL's best defensive player, but would the Texans be better if he played tight end? Plus questions on pre-snap movement, Le'Veon Bell's historic run and readers share their movie recommendations

The Playoff Push

With two defensive stars hitting their strides after injuries, the Seahawks continue a difficult stretch of games in Philadelphia. Plus, Jim Harbaugh takes his 49ers to play the team he could be coaching next season, and a big-time Sunday night showdown

Week 11 Twitter Mailbag

Can Drew Stanton lead the Cardinals to the Super Bowl? What's wrong with the offenses in Detroit, Carolina and Washington? And who is the Oakland Raiders' next coach? Peter King answers your Twitter questions