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.
Are These Kansas City 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.
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.
Raiders Beat Defending Super Bowl Champion Broncos, 30-20Latavius Murray ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns and the Oakland Raiders showed they were ready for prime time, beating the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos 30-20 on Sunday night.
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?
Lots Of Drama Leaves Denver Battle-Tested Entering PlayoffsThe road to the number one seed in the AFC may have had its bumps, but the Broncos have also proven they can come up big in the face of pressure.
Raiders RB Latavius Murray’s Health Key To Oakland's Success In 2015If there was one player whose health would be instrumental in the Oakland Raiders success this season, it would have to be running back Latavius Murray, who must provide this offense with more balance going forward.
Patriots Shouldn't Underestimate Improved ColtsNew England head coach Bill Belichick warns that Indianapolis is now a much better team than a few weeks ago.