49ers Opponent Profile: Lowly Jets Fly To Levi's Stadium On Short RestAfter playing on Monday Night Football in Week 13, the New York Jets will travel to San Francisco take on the 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Week 14. That means the Jets will be on short rest, while the 49ers have an extra day to prepare for their guests. San Francisco has an 11-game losing streak, and this may be the team's last chance for a second win in 2016.
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.
After Benching, 49ers To Start Kaepernick Vs. JetsColin Kaepernick is keeping his starting job after getting benched during one of the worst performances of his career.
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.
49ers Team Grades: San Francisco Offense Fails Miserably In Cold Loss To ChicagoThe San Francisco 49ers lost on the road to the Chicago Bears, 26-6, on a day when the once-proud organization quarterback tradition took a major hit. The 49ers totaled just six yards net passing in the loss, resulting in a franchise record no team with Head Coach Chip Kelly should be setting.
Raiders Team Grades: Oakland Notches 10th Win Of Season, Maintains Advantage in AFC WestTrailing 10-9 at intermission, Oakland erupted for 29 second half points en route to a 38-24 victory over Buffalo.
WATCH: Derek Carr Connects With Michael Crabtree For TD To Cut Into Bills LeadThe TD grab was Crabtree's seventh of the season and it cut the Bills' lead to 24-16.
Bears Hand 49ers 11th Straight LossThe 49ers (1-11) extended their franchise-record losing streak and set a club low with 6 yards net passing.
Bears And 49ers Finish First Quarter 0-3 PassingMercifully, the streak of ineptitude ended when Kaepernick hit Vance McDonald for a short completion in the second quarter.
49ers Week 13 Injury Report: San Francisco Still Suffering From Injuries, But Getting HealthierThe San Francisco 49ers have a bad defense this season, and part of the problem has been a lot of injuries. Not only did the 49ers lose the heart and soul of the defense (NaVorro Bowman) earlier this year to a season-ending injury, but linebacker Aaron Lynch has been absent for most of the season due to suspension and injury. The S.F. organization has not been able to fill this void, and Lynch is still questionable for Sunday's game in Chicago.
Raiders Injury Report: Murray and Crabtree Questionable, McGee Again OutSitting in the AFC West catbird's seat at 9-2, the Raiders hold a game lead over Kansas City (8-3), with a two-game edge on defending Super Bowl champion Denver (7-4). That said there is much to be decided before the end of the regular season in the evening hours of New Year's Day.
Raiders Pass Rusher Khalil Mack Steps Up ProductionWith the game on the line, the Carolina Panthers sent three blockers in Khalil Mack's direction to no avail.