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SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 22: Quarterback Matt McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders drops back to pass against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 22, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Raiders 2013 Season Part Of Long-Term Growth

Every other team in the AFC West division made the postseason in 2013, so the Oakland Raiders just have to chalk the season down to growth and discovery — and hope for the best in 2014.

12/31/2013

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 29: Andre Caldwell #12 of the Denver Broncos catches a pass over Chimdi Chekwa #35 and Charles Woodson #24 of the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Raiders Flunk Final Season Test Against Broncos

The Oakland Raiders didn’t score until the final five minutes of the game Sunday against the conference’s best team, while the defense put the offense in a big hole early.

12/30/2013

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 23: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos passes under pressure from Jason Hunter #93 of the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 23, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Raiders Face Broncos In Week 17 With Very Little On The Line

The 4-11 Oakland Raiders can’t keep the 12-3 Denver Broncos from winning the AFC West, but they might be able to stop their division rivals from claiming the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC playoffs if the Silver and Black can end a five-game losing streak.

12/24/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 8: Matt McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders plays against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Raiders Can Focus On Evaluating Talent For 2014 Instead Of Worrying About Injuries This Week In San Diego

The 4-10 Oakland Raiders have a mostly-healthy roster for their Week 16 matchup on the road against the 7-7 San Diego Chargers, which means the Silver and Black will be focusing on shaping their 2014 plans a little early this holiday season.

12/20/2013

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 08: Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs smiles on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the Cheifs 45-10 win over the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 8, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Injuries May Not Matter For Raiders Against Chiefs This Weekend

The Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs both have some injuries on their respective rosters as they face off this weekend in Week 15, but it probably won’t affect the outcome of the game too much.

12/13/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 1: Geno Smith #7, Matt Simms #5 and Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets stand with New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg during their game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Raiders, Jets Both Nursing Many Wounds As They Prepare To Face Off Sunday

The Oakland Raiders have some injury issues at running back, and the New York Jets have some health concerns at wide receiver — and both teams might just want to get through their next four games as fast as possible.

12/06/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 1: Geno Smith #7, Matt Simms #5 and Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets stand with New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg during their game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The Mess That Is The Jets Still Dangerous At Home For A Weary Raiders Squad

The New York Jets may be 5-7 on the year and looking dysfunctional again, but they’re still tough beat at home where the Oakland Raiders will travel this weekend for a Week 14 matchup.

12/03/2013

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Rashad Jennings #27 of the Oakland Raiders carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum on November 24, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

McFadden May Be Back, But Jennings Will Start For Oakland On Thanksgiving

Both teams are mostly healthy, but there are some concerns here and there for each squad in a short week of rest and recovery from the previous game.

11/28/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 24: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys looks to the bench for the call in the final minutes of the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants 24-21. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Beatable Cowboys Next For Raiders On Thanksgiving Day

The 6-5 Dallas Cowboys lead the NFC East division, but they do so almost by default. Even with their 4-7 record, the Oakland Raiders can beat the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas.

11/26/2013

HOUSTON, TX- NOVEMBER 17: Matthew McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders drops in the pocket against the Houston Texans on November 17, 2013 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Raiders won 28 to 23.(Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

McGloin Will Start Sunday For Raiders Even As Pryor Returns To Practice This Week

Terrelle Pryor’s knee injury is getting better, but Oakland will stick with Matt McGloin at quarterback for Sunday’s home game against Tennessee.

11/22/2013

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