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How 1968 Raiders-Jets ‘Heidi Game’ still resonates 50 years later | NBCS Bay Area
"The Heidi Game" between the Raiders and the Jets was played 50 years ago Saturday, and it still stands as a reminder to never, ever leave an NFL game early.

NBC executives' hidden tale of the Jets-Raiders 'Heidi Game'
The fellow who might have delayed the start of “Heidi” — a kindly, beloved NBC Sports VP, was among the last to know the game hadn’t ended. He found out via 9-volt transistor radios carried that night into Madison Square Garden.

Raiders need rare lift from defense in Arizona | Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Raiders assembled an offense with Marshawn Lynch at running back and Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant at wide receiver. None will be available Sunday.

Raiders must slow Cardinals’ pass rush, improve their own -
No NFL team features more players with multiple sacks this season than Arizona, which has 10. So it would come as little surprise if the Cardinals’ defense is licking its lips looking at Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

Raiders meet another struggling team in Sunday's clash
The Raiders drag a five-game losing streak into their game with the Arizona Cardinals.

Raiders-Cardinals week 11 viewing guide: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, announcers, odds, more - Silver And Black Pride
It’s off to the desert for the Raiders, where there may be a dry heat, but the air is not filled with smoke. That smoke, of course, is from the Northern California fires which, had the game been in...

AFC West

Chargers' Joey Bosa expected to make season debut vs. Broncos
The Los Angeles Chargers expect defensive end Joey Bosa to make his 2018 season debut Sunday against the Denver Broncos, according to a league source.

Which linebacker prospects best fit the Chargers defense? - Bolts From The Blue
The Los Angeles Chargers took a massive hit this past week with the season-ending loss of linebacker Denzel Perryman. The fourth-year middle linebacker left early during the team’s 20-6 victory...

Marcus Peters, Chiefs said all the right things; now let’s play football - Arrowhead Pride
The former Kansas City Chiefs first-round pick will take on his former team for the first time when Rams host the Chiefs at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Monday night.

Hill says team chemistry is good as Chiefs prepare for Rams | The Wichita Eagle
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill respects the abilities of former Chief and current Los Angels Rams corner back Marcus Peters, and says that trolling teammates helps with team chemistry. The Chiefs take on the Rams on Monday night.

How Broncos match the Chargers, injury report and predictions
Running back Melvin Gordon is gaining a career high 5.4 yards per carry on pace for a consecutive 1,000 yard rushing season. Historically, the Broncos have fared well defending Gordon, allowing a single 100-yard game in five previous meetings.

Why the Broncos both hate, and respect, Philip Rivers - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
The Chargers QB will face Denver for the 26th time Sunday, and trash talk and all, the Broncos have learned to respect his game.

Chiefs-Rams has all the ingrients to be the NFL's game of the year
Patrick Mahomes & Friends versus Jared Goff & Friends on Monday night is an NFL version Ali versus Frazier — a must-see TV ratings bonanza, a midseason Super Bowl featuring two young video-game quarterbacks going toe-to-toe and arm-to-arm in the middle of the Los Angeles Coliseum ring in an Air-Coryell-on-steroids era.

NFL doesn’t fine Tyreek Hill for camera celebration
Placing a cell phone under the padding of the goal post for celebratory purposes: $30,000. Commandeering a TV camera for celebratory purposes: $0.00. The headache that comes from trying to reconcile the two situations: Priceless. Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill received no fine for his prolonged touchdown

NFL News

Lessons from Week 10 2018 - Diagnosing flaws on NFL's biggest flops
Losing playoff favorite status can happen quickly -- just ask the Eagles, Jaguars and Packers. Here's what has gone awry for each.

PFF: New Orleans Saints’ Marcus Davenport is NFL’s best rookie DE
New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport hasn't played in three weeks, but no other rookie has threatened his claim to the throne.

T.J. Carrie overcame heart surgery to earn NFL starting status
T.J. Carrie overcame heart surgery to earn NFL starting status

The NFL’s elite is a settled matter, but these challengers have emerged - The Washington Post
The Chargers, Steelers and Bears have the capability to upset those at top of the NFL's hierarchy later this season.