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Raiders News

Raiders May See Amari Cooper as Lacking Passion for Football - NBC Bay Area
In some games this season, the Raiders have barely thrown to Cooper

Jon Gruden and the Raiders can't admit it, but they’re tanking | SI.com
The team shares the worst record in the NFL and is on the verge of bolting for another city, but Jon Gruden has to show that the Raiders are still trying this season.

In another dead season for 49ers and Raiders, who’s worse? - SFChronicle.com
A season of the dead. Once again. Both local NFL teams sit at 1-5 and their seasons are effectively over. Both appear to be playing for nothing more than pride, draft positioning and next year. Again. So which team is worse? That’s easy. Once again, the Raiders take the awkwardly worded crown:

5 Raiders who could be moved before the trade deadline
5 Raiders who could be moved before the trade deadline

​Griffith’s Got Stats: The (Hopeful) Future Rise of the Oakland Raiders | The Dartmouth
I admittedly am a bit angry writing this column.

I was planning on writing an NFL column for this upcoming Sunday and throwing in some information on the matchups I thought were interesting, with possibly a bit of fantasy advice.

Why Raiders might wade back into NFL trade market with rumors swirling | NBCS Bay Area
The NFL trade deadline is usually a quiet time. But at 1-5, the Raiders could go searching for suitors this season.

AFC West

Chiefs News: Chiefs defense holding back “electrifying offense” - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs headlines for Friday, October 19.

High-flying Chiefs welcome Bengals' banged-up D to Arrowhead | FOX Sports
Cincinnati Bengals-Kansas City Chiefs preview

Broncos’ Emmanuel Sanders catches and throws touchdowns at Cardinals – The Denver Post
The evolution of Emmanuel Sanders has reached new heights. Who says you can’t teach an old-dog, or a ninth-year NFL receiver, new tricks?

The last time the Broncos scored 35 first-half points, they fired their coach 3 weeks later
On Nov. 14, 2010, the Broncos scored 35 first-half points in a 49-29 victory over the Chiefs. Their coach at the time? Josh McDaniels. It would be his last victory with Denver; he was fired three weeks later.

Chargers reportedly not allowed to leave Los Angeles for at least 20 years - CBSSports.com
It doesn't look like the Chargers will be leaving Los Angeles anytime soon

Are the Los Angeles Chargers a real Super Bowl contender? - SBNation.com
The Chargers have found their groove, but bad luck could strike at any time.

NFL News

NFL to celebrate 100th season in 2019 with yearlong series of events
The NFL will celebrate its 100th season in 2019 with a yearlong series of "NFL 100" events.

One of the NFL's brightest stars paid $250 to try out for the league - Business Insider
Minnesota Vikings star Adam Thielen transformed from a lanky six-foot, 160-pound high schooler with a $500 Division II scholarship into one of the best wide receivers in the NFL.

The NFL Is Screwing Over Defenses, And I Love It!
Drew Magary’s Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday during the NFL season. Email Drew here. Buy his book here.

NFL Week 7: Will Colts' Adam Vinatieri set all-time points record?
Adam Vinatieri is just 10 points away from eclipsing Hall of Famer Morten Andersen as the NFL's all-time scoring leader.

It's Apparently Time To Recap The First 3/8 Of The NFL Season
Wow, there sure are a lot of sports happening right now.