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Raiders News

Raiders approach ‘sad’ possibility of final game in Oakland -
The team withdrew from a tentative agreement to play 2019 home games at the Coliseum on Dec. 12, a day after Oakland filed a federal lawsuit against the Raiders over their move to Las Vegas in 2020. Gruden said he tries “not to speculate” on where the Raiders will play next season, though he reiterated a desire to remain in Oakland for 2019.

49ers tried to trade for Khalil Mack, Raiders now probably wish they had – ProFootballTalk
The 49ers will see Khalil Mack up close on Sunday when they take on the Bears, but they thought four months ago that they were in a position to put Mack in a 49ers uniform -- and the Raiders probably wish that was the trade they had made.

Jon Gruden says Derek Carr to blame for Raiders’ sack totals, too
Raiders coach Jon Gruden has seen his quarterback, Derek Carr, get sacked almost 50 times this season.

Raiders-Broncos week 16 viewing guide: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming, announcers, odds, more - Silver And Black Pride
In what could be the Raiders final game in Oakland, they will host the Denver Broncos. Fittingly enough for one of their oldest and most bitter rivals to be the opponent for their home finale. And...

Raiders-Broncos week 16 final injury report: Both Raiders starting corners questionable, Maurice Hurst ankle ‘not getting much better’ - Silver And Black Pride
Three Raiders players are listed as questionable for the Raiders for Monday’s game against the Broncos, including their starting corners Daryl Worley (shoulder) and Gareon Conley (concussion). The...

Raiders and their fans in the dark about home field in 2019
Raiders players are coming to grips with the possibility that their Christmas Eve game Monday night against the Denver Broncos will be the last game the franchise plays at the Coliseum.

AFC West

Where should the Denver Broncos next head coach come from? - Mile High Report
Ian St. Clair and I discussed this on the MHR Radio podcast, and his answer was a little surprising.

Denver Broncos expect big things from rookie Jeff Holland
The Broncos have high expectations for outside linebacker Jeff Holland.

Chiefs defense must perform against Russell Wilson, Seahawks | The Kansas City Star
The Chiefs hit the road for a crucial non-conference game against the Seattle Seahawks that could impact their playoff positioning. Here are the key things to look for in the game from beat writer Lynn Worthy.

Chiefs Patrick Mahomes selected as Associated Press ‘Top QB of 2018’
Mahomes has already begun to bring home awards.

Baltimore Ravens punish Los Angeles Chargers to boost playoff hopes
The Ravens held the Chargers to just 198 total yards and boosted their chances of securing either the AFC North or a wild-card spot.

Chargers can't 'worry about who's in the stands' during the playoffs - Los Angeles Chargers Blog- ESPN
Even Philip Rivers admits it's "different" at home, but the Chargers would embrace playoff games at StubHub despite a solid road record.

NFL News

NFL trends 2019: Storylines to watch in offseason |
Here are five storylines that will dominate this offseason and 2019 season to come.

2018 NFL AFC, NFC playoff picture - Bracket, schedule, Super Bowl matchups through Week 16
If the regular season ended right now, here's how the top six would look in each conference, plus clinching scenarios.

'A prayer and a hope': Life on the NFL's tryout circuit - Detroit Lions Blog- ESPN
They canvass the country throughout the season trying out for teams, looking to show they belong, all in search of the same thing: a crack at the NFL.

Los Angeles Rams fall proves there are no sure things in NFL
If you’re seeking evidence that there’s no such thing as a sure thing in the NFL, you need only to look at the handful of teams that looked elite just a few...