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The Raiders avoid a black hole

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) is pushed out of bounds by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters (22) after making a catch in the first quarter at the Coliseum in Oakland on Thursday, Oct. 19.
November 3, 2017

The Week 2 game against the New York Jets put an exclamation point on what should have been a breakout, exciting season for the Oakland Raiders. Hometown hero Marshawn Lynch danced on the sideline after...

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders

Keeping up with the Oakland Raiders
October 19, 2017

The 2017-18 NFL season is underway, and top-ranked teams such as the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Oakland Raiders were predicted to emerge as title contenders. The...

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players

Bay Area is in free agent frenzy: Raiders, 49ers sign new players
March 15, 2017

Every year a month after the Super Bowl, the NFL enters a part of the season called free agency. Free agency is where players who are not under contract with their former team, either released or not resigned,...

Raiders have record-setting season

Raiders have record-setting season
January 11, 2017

The Oakland Raiders finally got a glimpse of what the playoffs look like, but it wasn’t the view they wanted to see. This season was the first time that the Raiders have been to the playoffs in fourteen...

Silver and black are black and blue

Silver and black are black and blue
January 6, 2017

When Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr went down two weeks ago with a broken leg against the Indianapolis Colts, things seemed bad. Carr was not only the best offensive player on the team,...

Oakland Raiders just win baby

Oakland Raiders just win baby
December 7, 2016

As a lifelong Raider fan, I keep waiting for the bad break. For the past 15 years, Oakland hasn’t posted a winning record and it always seems like something bad happens to the team: a bad call, an injury...

Raiders win home game in Mexico

Raiders win home game in Mexico
November 22, 2016

This is not a misprint; the Oakland Raiders are 8-2 and in first place in the AFC West, a division of the NFL's American Football Conference. For lifelong silver and black fans like myself, this may...

Raiders beat Ravens on the road

Raiders beat Ravens on the road
October 5, 2016

A quarter of the way through the 2016 NFL season finds the Oakland Raiders in unfamiliar territory. For the first time in more than 15 years the silver and black are a perfect 3-0 on the road...

Oakland Raiders midseason report card

GRAPHIC BY TAM DUONG JR/THE PIONEER
November 19, 2015

  Halfway through the 2015-2016 NFL season, the Oakland Raiders have found themselves in an unfamiliar position. The silver and black are 4-5 and in striking distance of nabbing a coveted playoff...

Raiders crushed in season opener

Raiders crushed in season opener
September 16, 2015

During the entire 2015 NFL off season there has been a sense of hope and optimism surrounding the Oakland Raiders. Those feelings took a serious hit on Sunday when the silver and black were pummeled...

Draft day crucial for Raiders

Draft day crucial for Raiders
April 30, 2015

Tonight’s NFL draft won’t be more important for any single team in the league than the Oakland Raiders. After last season’s 3-13 finish, the Raiders go into the draft with the fourth overall selection...

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