Oakland Raiders Wild Card Opponent Profile: Texans Are A Historically Weak Division WinnerThe Oakland Raiders are in the playoffs for the first time since the 2002 season, when they lost Super Bowl XXXVII to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sadly, the Silver & Black won't have their starting quarterback available for the game, and perhaps their backup QB also will be unavailable. However, it may not matter much since the Raiders are playing the Houston Texans, default winner of the AFC South Division.
Team Grades: Texans Fail Playoff Test Miserably, Especially On OffenseFour first-half turnovers by quarterback Brian Hoyer didn't entirely bury the Houston Texans in their playoff home game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but it certainly didn't help, either.
2015 Houston Texans Look Like 2012 Baltimore RavensThe NFL playoffs are about the stars, usually the quarterbacks. However, in some cases, teams don't have star QBs and they have to rely on other players to make the big moments happen.
Josh McDaniels Is In The Mix For A Head Coaching PositionNew England's offensive coordinator says he's happy where he is, but at least one NFL team is seriously interested in interviewing him.
Raiders Hope For Brighter Days In Week 2 Matchup Against TexansWeek Two looks tougher for the Oakland Raiders now that the Houston Texans posted their first win in almost a year. Can the Raiders win their home opener? Sure, they can, if both the offense and the defense play better than they did in Week One against the New York Jets on the road.
Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFLOf the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.