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Asking price for WR Amari Cooper looks to be a first-round pick | Silver and Black Pride

The last time there was this much smoke around Raider trade talks, Khalil Mack ended up as a Chicago Bear, and he most certainly was worth the money he was asking for. The Raiders weren’t shopping him either, but here we are. If the Raiders get a good enough deal to move Cooper, don’t think they won’t take it.

Raiders CB Rashaan Melvin ‘frustrated’, pledges not to ‘change his style’ | Silver and Black Pride

Melvin’s frustration surely lies not only with the team’s performance, but with his playing time as well. He only played seven defensive snaps against Seattle, and fellow corner Gareon Conley played zero. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Daryl Worley got almost all the corner snaps, and we saw how well that worked.

Oakland Raiders in line for the No.1 pick in 2019 | RaidersWire

The Raiders’ next two games could significantly impact where they pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. In Week 8, the Raiders will take on the 1-5 Colts, and in Week 9, they will play the 1-4 49ers. Depending on the outcome of these games, the Raiders could be in line for the No.1 pick in 2019.

Latest Raiders loss could bring a grown man to tears | Silver and Black Pride

There is a great debate surrounding Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks at Wembley Stadium in London. Bay area radio personality, Damon Bruce tweeted out a video of what appeared to be Derek Carr crying after being sacked for the sixth time.

AFC West

Broncos’ John Elway shares blame for start, calls defense ‘soft’ | ABC7 Denver

His team mired in a four-game skid, Broncos general manager John Elway called Sunday’s loss “disappointing,” the interior defense “soft,” and pointed the finger in the mirror for the franchise’s dizzying struggles.

Broncos’ run defense in free fall to ‘unacceptable’ level |

A week after the New York Jets trampled the Broncos for 323 yards rushing, the Los Angeles Rams followed suit with 270 yards in their 23-20 victory Sunday. Isaiah Crowell’s 219 yards rushing a week ago and Todd Gurley’s 208 Sunday marked the first time in league history a defense has surrendered at least 200 yards rushing to individual players in consecutive weeks in the same season.

For Chiefs, getting revenge on Patriots is within reach but will require growth | USA Today

But the Chiefs believed they could have won. And because the loss did nothing to shake their expectations of a deep postseason run, they predicted a January rematch with New England.

Eric Berry will play this season, but the Chiefs star’s timetable to return remains unclear | CBS Sports

Berry is one of the team’s emotional leaders and his returns in the past have inspired his teammates and brought out the best in them. If he is able to provide a similar boost this season, it may be enough to get the Chiefs deeper than they have gone in a generation.

Chargers’ receiving corps putting up big numbers | LA Times

That’s three 100-yard receiving days for the team, each one by a different player, underscoring the belief that this team possesses a significant number of weapons.

Chargers figuring out how to get pass rush without Joey Bosa |

After totaling eight sacks the first four games, the Chargers have used a mix of different pressures and coverages to total eight sacks over the past two games, both wins.

NFL News

Brady becomes first QB to 200 regular-season wins in NFL | Yahoo Sports

Brady became the first quarterback to reach 200 regular-season wins in the NFL after guiding the Patriots to a thrilling 43-40 victory over the previously undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.

Paul Allen kept low profile, had major impact as Seahawks’ owner |

When he died Monday afternoon at 65, just weeks after announcing that he was battling a recurrence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the world lost one of its wealthiest and most innovative men, and the NFL lost a model owner.

Vontaze Burfict struck again. Now the Steelers want the NFL to take action. | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Burfict was not penalized on the play, but the league reviews every questionable hit in every game. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday that a fine is possible, though a suspension is not expected.

Bears, Jaguars headline teams that suffered brutal Week 6 losses |

Mack and the defense didn’t bother to show up. Brock Osweiler -- yes, that Brock Osweiler -- carved them up for 380 yards and three touchdowns in an overtime win.

Rodgers works magic again in Packers’ comeback win |

Aaron Rodgers did it again. Thanks to the quarterback’s fourth-quarter heroics, the Green Bay Packers(3-2-1) staved off an upset from C.J. Beathard and the San Francisco 49ers (1-5), 33-30, at Lambeau Field to close out Week 6. Here’s what we learned: