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AFC West

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Key NFL Draft Picks To Fill AFC West Offensive, Defensive Holes

The 2013 NFL Draft will take place this week, so let’s take a look at which holes each team in the AFC West needs to fill to have a successful draft.

04/22/2013

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #6 of the Oakland Raiders warms up prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 30, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

It’s Official: Terrelle Pryor Makes His First Career Start Against The Chargers

After almost a week of waiting, head coach Dennis Allen makes it official by naming Terrelle Pryor as his starting quarterback in Sunday’s finale at San Diego. Pryor hasn’t started a game since he won the 2011 Sugar Bowl while at Ohio State. Cornerback Philip Adams is on injured reserve with a groin injury and has been replaced by Brandian Ross.

12/29/2012

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers is tackled by the Oakland Raiders defense during their season opener at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Disappointing Chargers Team Hopes to End Season on Positive Note

The 6-9 Chargers have failed to make the playoffs for a third straight year. Head coach Norv Turner will likely not return for the 2013 campaign. San Diego is led by quarterback Philip Rivers, running back Ryan Mathews, receiver Malcom Floyd, and tight end Antonio Gates.

12/28/2012

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tackled by defensive tackle Desmond Bryant #90 of the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 16, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Raiders Finally End The Losing Streak

Six straight losses was enough for the Raiders, who finally are back in the win column. Oakland improved to 4-10 and ensured they will not have the top draft pick in 2013. More importantly, the Raiders are looking for some consistency with two games remaining.

12/17/2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 02: Quarterback Brady Quinn #9 of the Kansas City Chiefs calls out a play against the Carolina Panthers during the first half on December 2, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City defeated Carolina 27-21. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

A Win For The Rival Chiefs Benefits Raiders

Although the Chiefs are 2-10, the Raiders will be rooting for their rivals to beat the Cleveland Browns. The more wins the Raiders have, the lower their first round draft pick will be.

12/09/2012

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 06: Mitch Unrein #96 of the Denver Broncos recovers a fumble by Carson Palmer #3 of the Oakland Raiders during their game against the Denver Broncos at O.co Coliseum on December 6, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ed Jay Photography)

Raiders Downward Spiral Continues

It’s been a tough week for the Oakland Raiders. They’ve lost two games in four days. Head coach Dennis Allen left the team to be with his father who died from a heart attack. The team has suffered six straight losses with no end in sight.

12/07/2012

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 30: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 30, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Broncos Stampede Into Oakland Riding A Seven-Game Win Streak

The Denver Broncos are the 2012 AFC West Champions and have won seven in a row. Led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, the team is playoff bound and a few more wins will ensure the team of a first round bye. It’ll be a huge challenge for the Raiders to try to win this game.

12/04/2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28: Running back Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders rushes for a first down against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter on October 28, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Oakland defeated Kansas City 26-16. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Raiders Without McFadden, Goodson, and Seymour for second straight game

The Raiders continue to have many key players on the injured list. Once again they’ll be without running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson. The Saints have few injuries and with a nearly full roster, they’ll be a tough challenge for the Silver and Black

11/17/2012

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Injury-Riddled Raiders Will Make Sunday’s Game A Shootout

With high powered passing offenses and poor defenses, Sunday’s game between the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints could be very interesting. More injuries mean that an already limited roster will make things even more difficult for the Silver and Black.

11/15/2012

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Raiders Soul Searching After Latest Blowout Loss

The Oakland Raiders are looking at themselves in the mirror and trying to take accountability for their many shortcomings both offensively and defensively. The person who has to take some of the responsibility is head coach Dennis Allen.

11/14/2012

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