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Raiders News

Oakland Raiders: Kolton Miller happy to play near family | The Sacramento Bee
Kolton Miller, a Roseville High School graduate, is the starting left tackle for the Oakland Raiders, who selected him out of UCLA with their first-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Playing near family is a bonus.

AJ McCarron discusses trade to Raiders, learning Jon Gruden's offense
Although he's only been a Raider for a few days, AJ McCarron now plays a vital role for the Silver and Black.

2018 Raiders unit breakdowns -
OFFENSE Run The Raiders are expected to have a physical, downhill running scheme that incorporates both zone- and gap-blocking schemes.

Oakland Raiders: Bruce Irvin on cusp, Gareon Conley on hot seat | The Sacramento Bee
Four predictions for the Oakland Raiders season, including whether Jon Gruden’s return can spark the team’s commitment to excellence or if a defense without Khalil Mack will be the reason there’s another playoff absence.

NFL: Despite what Roger Goodell says, some teams can't make Super Bowl
For Bears, Bills, Browns, Bucs and Raiders, the NFL season might as well already be over despite what Commissioner Roger Goodell says.

AFC West

Denver Broncos' new additions will improve the woeful red zone offense
In just five years, the Broncos have sunk from first in points per red-zone possession (5.87) to last (3.83).

Bradley Chubb gives Broncos one of NFL's top pass rushing units
Inside the Broncos’ draft room in April, general manager John Elway sat among his coaches and advisers, examining every possibility for the fifth overall pick.

Chargers' chief concern is getting off to a good start against defending AFC West champions
The Chargers suddenly are approaching their opener with one notable hobble as defensive end Joey Bosa did not practice Thursday because of a foot injury suffered in early August.

Mike Pouncey brings 'energy and nastiness' to Chargers' run game - Los Angeles Chargers Blog- ESPN
The Chargers haven't beaten the Chiefs in eight tries, but Mike Pouncey might be the man to help change that by bolstering Los Angeles' run game.

Changes to secondary threaten Chiefs' success against Philip Rivers - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Chiefs picked off Philip Rivers six times in 2017, but of KC's 10 defensive backs, four have arrived in the past month and three in the past week.

Chiefs will make early AFC West statement to division rival
Dave Tuley, senior reporter at VSiN, joins the Post’s Bettor’s Guide for the 2018 NFL season. His handicapping pieces appear in VSiN’s online magazine,...

NFL News

Week 1 NFL score predictions - Viewers' guide, best games, fantasy outlook, more - 2018
Winners for every matchup. Fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Plus everything you need to catch up on Week 1. It's all here.

The NFL world still despises NBC’s ‘Green Zone’
NBC's Green Zone isn't a hit with NFL fans.

What is an RPO and how is it different in the NFL versus college football? -
College rules give RPOs more flavor, but as the NFL playoffs showed, they still work at every level.

Eagles hold off Falcons to win flawed NFL season opener |
The Eagles-Falcons NFL season opener was marred by a rain delay, poor offensive play, tons of penalties, no touchdowns until the second half... but look closely and you'll see flashes of brilliance amid the mess.