Raiders Team Grades: Oakland Playoff Bound Following 19-16 Win Over San DiegoEntrenched in a hard-fought battle, Oakland had to fight and claw its way to a 19-16 win over the San Diego Chargers in week 15. In doing so, the Silver and Black punched their first playoff ticket since the 2002 season.
Raiders Injury Report: Joseph Still Nursing Injured Toe As Oakland Plays Rival San Diego In Week 15If this week 15 matchup is anything like past confrontations between these two old AFL rivals, expect a hard-fought game in the trenches, with either Derek Carr or Philip Rivers pushing their respective teams to victory. Here are the key injuries that could impact the matchup.
Raiders Team Headlines: Can Oakland Win The AFC West Crown?The Raiders are among the NFL's surprise teams this season. The team sits at 10-3 heading into the home stretch. That said, the Raiders will need a perfect finish and help to win the AFC West crown.
Raiders Opponent Profile: Can Oakland Avoid Upset Special In San Diego?Sitting at 5-8, the Chargers will look to play spoiler and make life miserable for the Raiders on the road in week 15.
Raiders Team Grades: Chiefs Take Over First Place In AFC WestThe Kansas City Chiefs came away with a hard-fought 21-13 victory. In the process, Kansas City tied Oakland's record at 10-3. The Chiefs now lead the division since they won the head-to-head series.
Raiders Injury Report: Oakland To Miss Key Defensive Contributor In Week 14After being held to a touchdown and field goal in their first meeting with the Chiefs, the Raiders will look to return the favor in week 14 at Arrowhead Stadium. In their efforts to do just that, the Raiders will be missing one of their better players on the defensive side of the ball, safety Karl Joseph.
Raiders Team Headlines: Oakland Out To End Long Playoff DroughtBoth the Oakland Raiders and Kansas Chiefs will be fighting for the top seed in the AFC playoffs. With both Oakland and New England sitting at 10-2 in their respective divisions, Kansas City is right on the doorstep at 9-3. With a victory Thursday evening over the Raiders, the Chiefs would take over the top spot in the AFC West. The Raiders must win in order to control their own playoff destiny down the stretch.
Thursday Night Breakdown: Raiders, Chiefs Battle For AFC West LeadThe Raiders, one of the NFL's surprises this season, face the Chiefs in an AFC West battle with playoff implications.
Raiders Opponent Profile: Chiefs Look To Dethrone Raiders In AFC West ShowdownOakland (10-2), leading the division by a game over Kansas City (9-3) and two games over Denver (8-4), fell to the Chiefs in their first encounter, a 26-10 loss in the Bay Area. Since that loss, the Raiders have been on a tear, yet the Chiefs are within striking distance. A Kansas City win would put them in first place in the AFC West.
Keidel: Are These Chiefs For Real?The Chiefs seem to be perennial contenders, but never quite good enough to make the Super Bowl. This season might be different.
Keidel: Chiefs Still Looking For Respect In AFC WestThe Chiefs are good at everything rather than great at any one thing, and that's how they remain competitive in the brutal AFC West.
Oakland Raiders Team Headlines: Oakland Looks To Finish StrongSitting in first place in the AFC West at 8-2, the Raiders can't afford to slip up and let the Broncos or Chiefs eliminate the one-game lead that they hold in the division.
Raiders Bye Week Studs And Duds: Carr On MVP Trajectory, Janikowski StrugglingOakland QB Derek Carr is having an MVP type of season to date and has helped guide the Raiders to a 7-2 mark.
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Oakland Battles Denver For AFC West LeadFor the Oakland Raiders, are they really as good as their 6-2 record? If so, can they handle the pressure of fending off what look to be their two toughest challenges in the AFC West, the Denver Broncos and Kansas Chiefs, respectively?