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Raiders News

Raider Nation still strong in Oakland despite pending move to Las Vegas
Show up to a Raiders home game this season, and it will quickly become clear that many longtime fans also aren’t ready to swear off the Raiders despite their frustrations over the team’s dismal 2-9 record, puzzling roster moves and impending departure for Las Vegas.

Raiders interested in re-signing RB Doug Martin
Raiders interested in re-signing RB Doug Martin

Raiders players donate money for California wildfire relief | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Raiders players wanted to contribute further to Camp Fire relief after the franchise donated $250,000 in cash and supplies last week. The team assisted their campaign.

Oakland Raiders: Reports of Carr's demise perhaps being greatly exaggrated
The Oakland Raiders are in the midst of a dreadful season, prompting changes aplenty – one change not likely coming though, is under center.

Amari Cooper says he ‘wasn’t really happy’ with Raiders, ‘playing with more passion’ since trade to Cowboys - Silver And Black Pride
Something was clearly not right with Amari Cooper since the start of the 2017 season. He was injured in training camp, gained weight, and then started dropping passes at an alarming rate.

AFC West

Eric Berry could give Chiefs psychological boost, commentary | The Kansas City Star
All-Pro safety Eric Berry’s return to KC Chiefs practice on Wednesday suggests his return is imminent. That would enhance the Chiefs’ Super Bowl prospects in multiple ways.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has eye on fixes to reach new level in 2018
Patrick Mahomes is off to a blazing start in his first season as the Chiefs' starting QB, but he has two ideas for how he can be even better.

Chargers RB Ekeler prepared to seize starting spotlight | FOX Sports
Chargers RB Austin Ekeler prepared to seize starting spotlight in prime-time game

Chargers need 'Mr. December' Philip Rivers to keep wearing the cape - Los Angeles Chargers Blog- ESPN
Philip Rivers is 20 games above .500 in regular-season games played in December and January since taking over as a starter in 2006.

Finding the soul of this 2018 Broncos squad - Mile High Report
This team’s identity is coming from one player in particular.

From Rod Smith to Chris Harris Jr.: Phillip Lindsay joins impressive group of undrafted Broncos - NFL Nation- ESPN
Undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay leads the Broncos in rushing yards, carries, rushing touchdowns and surprised looks.

NFL News

NFL's television ratings up 5 percent in 2018 season
NFL games are averaging 15.8 million television viewers through Week 12 of the season, marking a 5 percent increase from 2017.

NFL playoff picture 2019: Which borderline team has the easiest path? -
The schedule gods have cleared a path for several .500-ish teams to make the postseason.

Kliff Kingsbury drawing interest from NFL teams
Kliff Kingsbury was just fired by Texas Tech after going 35-40 in five seasons. And yet, he’s apparently drawing more interest than any coaching candidate this side of Gregg Williams. According to Hall of Fame candidate and SiriusXM NFL Radio host Gil Brandt, Kingsbury’s phone “has been ringing off the

The top NFL head coaching candidates for the upcoming hiring cycle - The Washington Post
The top head coaching candidates for the upcoming hiring cycle will be an intriguing mix of current head coaches who could be fired and looking for work, assistant coaches around the league and college coaches who might be willing to make the jump to the pro game.