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What was happening in the world when Manning and Woodson debuted?

The year was 1998. The Congress voted to impeach former President Bill Clinton and Steve Jobs had just introduced the the Apple iMac.A young cornerback from Michigan was coming off a Heisman winning campaign and preparing for his first season in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders, who were just a few years removed from returning to Northern California from Los Angeles.Meanwhile, a...
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Raiders excited about LB Aldon Smith's debut with team

The Oakland Raiders have some talent at the linebacker position, but when the team added explosive pass rusher Aldon Smith, they upped their talent level considerably. Smith's teammates talked about his debut as a Raider and their expectations going forward. “You hate to waste that good of a performance with a loss,” defensive tackle Dan Williams said about Smith's performance...
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Wednesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Denver-Oakland odds have Denver favored but trending toward ... ... against the Raiders in Week 5, but the line is creeping in Oakland's direction. ... ostensibly reflecting bettors' actions toward Oakland as the AFC West rivals ... Amari Cooper only standout thus far in Raiders' 2015 draft class Cooper is front and center in a Raiders draft class still finding its way in...
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Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to hit-and-run DUI

Aldon Smith was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, but the hearing was recently vacated after he pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor counts of driving while under the influence, hit-and-run with property damage and vandalism under $400 a week ago. According to Scott Blair of, Smith filed a clerk’s arraignment and pleaded not...Read More
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Report: Bills hosting Trent Richardson for workout

The Buffalo Bills are suddenly desperate for help in their backfield. How desperate? Desperate enough to bring Trent Richardson in for a workout. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Richardson will visit the Bills on Tuesday in the wake of rookie running back Karlos Williams being labeled day-to-day with a concussion. Williams said he...Read More
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Are the Oakland Raiders the Bay Area’s New Favorite Team?

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) rolls out to pass during an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The Bears won 22-20. (Rick West/Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, TV OUT The 2015 season has steadily changed preexisting morale around the Bay Area in terms of football teams. The San Francisco 49ers were once the local favorites due to their...
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Aldon Smith getting better each week, says Raiders coach

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsIn four games played with the Oakland Raiders, linebacker Aldon Smith has 11 tackles and a sack.  Against Chicago, Smith recorded his first sack since Nov. 23 of last year. “I think it’s gotten better each week,” said Raiders coach Jack Del Rio. “I think his understanding of what we’re looking for has gotten better each week and I think he...
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Raiders vow to move on from last minute loss to Chicago

The Oakland Raiders have hit their first major hurdle of the Jack Del Rio era after a heartbreaking loss in the final minutes to Chicago on Sunday. However, if this team is going to be different from the decade plus number of Raiders teams that have gone in the tank early in the year, picking up and moving on is the answer. “You’re just not going to win every close game, that’s...
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Taking a positive away from a tough road loss for the Oakland Raiders

Let me start this off by saying there are no moral victories. The Oakland Raiders are 2-2 no matter how you look at it and no matter how you look at it, that’s not where you wanted to be at this point. The Raiders just finished the first quarter of their season, which also happened to be the easiest part of their schedule this season. There was a great opportunity for this team...
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Oakland Raiders: 3 takeaways from loss vs. Bears

After a tough loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday morning, the Oakland raiders are now 2-2 through the first four weeks of the NFL season. With the two-minute warning approaching in the fourth quarter of this game, the Raiders had a 20-19 lead, but couldn’t hold off this Bears offense from getting into field goal range, leading to a 49 yard field goal for Chicago’s kicker Robbie...
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VIDEO: Oakland Raiders Nearly Pulled Off Most Improbable Game-Winning Lateral Play

The Oakland Raiders, down 22-20 to the Chicago Bears in the 4th quarter with two seconds left nearly pulled off the most insane comeback of the decade. After an onside kick from the Bears, the Raiders charged down the field, using the always fun lateral method to keep the ball play alive. They almost succeeded, getting as far down to about the 23-yard line. The @RAIDERS had one...
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Amari Cooper’s TD catch gives Oakland the lead

The Oakland Raiders are up 7-6 in Chicago thanks to a 26-yard touchdown catch by rookie receiver Amari Cooper. Check out the highlight below! Amari Cooper TD Catch to make it 7-6 Raiders — THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) October 4, 2015 Even crazier is that this pass was initially ruled incomplete, but Oakland coach Jack Del Rio threw the challenge...
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Are the Oakland Raiders The Real Deal?

Oakland Raiders (2-1) View image | Power Ranking: 20  Click to see full power rankings The Raiders have actually drafted pretty well the past few years, as Derek Carr and Amari Cooper look like a dangerous combination for years to come. Khalil Mack is also quickly becoming one of the best defensive players in the league. They’ll have their fair share...
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There is reason for cautious optimism with the Raiders

If there is one team outside the Jacksonville Jaguars who have struggled mightily in this decade it would be the Oakland Raiders. However, on this day the Raiders are actually entering the quarter-mark of the NFL season with a solid 2-1 record. This include an impressive last minute win against the Ravens two weeks ago and a solid handling of the Browns last Sunday. In an NFC...
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Oakland Raiders: Derek Carrs’ progession

Three weeks into the season and Oakland Raiders quarterback, Derek Carr, has been the talk of the league. Experts from all over have been complimenting the second-year quarterback and talking about his potential in the NFL. So, what is it that is different about Carr this season? Derek Carr has been very impressive thus far. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports I...
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Raiders owner Mark Davis drives a 1997 Dodge Caravan

Mark Davis obviously has some massive shoes to fill in replacing his father, Al, as owner of the Oakland Raiders. Giving his lineage, the son of arguably the most controversial, loathed-by-many-loved-by-more owners in the history of American professional sports is a compelling profile subject … which is why ESPN’s Tim Keown wrote an extensive piece about the enigmatic owner...
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Another Sign That It's A New Day For The Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have not been any good for a long time; dating back to their last trip to the Super Bowl in 2002. In fact, since then they have won five or fewer games a season 10 times (the other two years were 8-8 seasons). They are entertaining to watch now; something that can't be said for most of the last decade. Even die-hard fans would have to admit their team sucked-...
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Raiders favored to win on road for first time since 2012

Don’t look now, but the (2-1) Oakland Raiders are playing good football and are off to a solid start in 2015. It appears the rebuilding effort by general manager Reggie McKenzie is finally beginning to pay off, and there’s a clear difference in coaching style and attitude from (former head coach) Dennis Allen and Jack Del Rio. Sportsbooks are taking note as well, as the Raiders...
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Just how good is Derek Carr?

AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Who’s at the top after Week 3 of the NFL season? Games of the Week: Five can’t-miss games for Week 4 Power Rankings: How does the NFL stack up after Week 3 of the season? Heroes and Goats: Who stood out in a crazy Week 3? Can you believe we’re talking about an Oakland Raiders quarterback as the start of the week? When was the last time that...
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WATCH: Khalil Mack’s high hit on McCown that went uncalled

One of the most confusing parts of the NFL might be trying to figure out the rulebook. It’s difficult to figure out what the exact definition of a “catch” is, for example. It’s easy to see what a tackle looks like, but there are so many rules with regard to player safety that it’s hard to figure out which ones are legal and which ones aren’t. One tackle that Khalil...
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Oakland Raiders: Amari Cooper's transition to the NFL

Amari Cooper has dazzled in his first three games this season for the Oakland Raiders. So far, the rookie has accumulated 290 yards with 20 receptions and a touchdown. Throughout the draft process, it was talked about by every NFL analyst that Cooper was the most pro-ready wide receiver. He has done nothing but solidify that statement thus far. Amari Cooper leads the Raiders...
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Latavius Murray flashes superstar potential in Raiders’ Week 3 win

The Oakland Raiders were able to take care of business against the Cleveland Browns on the road this week with a 27-20 win. It wasn’t too surprising that they were able to come away with the win, but the performance that they received from running back Latavius Murray was a pleasant surprise that excites them for the future. Murray ended up carrying the football 26 times for 139...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Amari Cooper stiff-arms safety on 40-yard catch

The Oakland Raiders may have found an offensive playmaker for the ages. Rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper may already be one of the best in the league. On this 40-yard catch and run, the fourth-overall pick stiff armed the safety to the ground and then ran for 20 more yards. The catch gave Cooper over 100 yards in the first half. No two ways about it: Amari Cooper is the real...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is It Too Soon To Start Believing In The Oakland Raiders?

The Oakland Raiders have been the picture of dysfunction for years. The last time they had a winning season was back in 2002 when they lost the Super Bowl to the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. Since then they have finished with eight wins twice, five wins three times, four wins five times, three wins once, and two wins also once.Sunday against the Ravens they looked pretty good. The offense...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders refusing NFL orders to paint 50-yard line numbers in gold

    Is there a more lovable outlaw organization in sports than the Raiders? Probably not. The team that is notorious for not cooperating with the league is once again in the crosshairs of the NFL, this time for reportedly refusing to follow league directions to paint the 50-yard line numbers at Coliseum in gold for its home games. The league directed teams to have the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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