oakland raiders

Oakland Might Not Finish Last

The Raiders are finally a competitive team, thanks to a corps of four young and valuable players- Derek Carr, Latavius Murray, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack

‘They Know the History, but They Haven’t Lived It’

A Raiders rooter from day one (that would be 1960, when they were briefly the Señors) wonders whether her love will survive another move to L.A.—and whether the newer generations of fans know what the Silver and Black mean to Oakland

Window Into the Weekend: Week 1

Peter King's previews three things to watch out for in this weekend's games: Who will lead Atlanta's pass rush? Can Derek Carr and the Raiders upset the Bengals? And who will emerge as Joe Flacco's deep threat answer? 

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