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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (credit: Al Bello/Getty Imags)

Keidel: New York, The Worst Sports Town In America

Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.

12/20/2013

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Nate Washington #85 of the Tennessee Titans gets wrapped up by Chimdi Chekwa #35 of the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum on November 24, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Titans won the game 23-19. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Raiders Will Only Go As Far As Their Defense Can Carry Them

The offense in Oakland is no great unit, but the Raiders will only go as far as their defense takes them in 2013.

11/27/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 10: Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders in action against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Oakland Needs To Conquer Road Woes On The Way To Respectability

For an NFL team to be playoff caliber, it needs to win most of its games at home and find victory half the time on the road: the Raiders are winless this year away from the Coliseum.

11/13/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 10: Mathias Kiwanuka #94 of the New York Giants strips the ball from Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Raiders Offense Chokes In Loss Against New York Giants

The Oakland Raiders had every chance to win Sunday in New York, but the offense really struggled when it mattered most in the loss to the New York Giants.

11/11/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 27: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants calls a plat at the line against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 27, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants defeated the Eagles 15-7. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Raiders, Giants Both Banged Up For Week 10 Showdown In Big Apple

Oakland and New York take the field Sunday with a lot of injury questions and concerns, as both teams fight to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

11/08/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 27: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants calls a plat at the line against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 27, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Giants defeated the Eagles 15-7. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Rested And Newly-Confident Giants Pose Daunting Task For Road Raiders In Week 10

Sure, the New York Giants started 0-6, but they’ve won their last two games now, and coming off a bye week, they’ll be ready to host Oakland.

11/05/2013

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders watches as the ball is snapped over his head during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Can Pryor Silence The Fans In KC?

“Pryor is always a threat. He’s making some big throws, and I think that gives them a chance,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/11/2013

Peyton Manning (L), Eli Manning (R) (credit: Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Book Of Eli, Written By Peyton

You laugh now, but there was a time, very recently, when it was a debate. There was a time, when we thought the kid had commandeered the throne. There was a time when, when we thought it was the dawn of one empire, and the dusk of another.

10/05/2013

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers escapes the tackle of D'Anthony Smith #94 and Michael Bennett #72 of the Seattle Seahawks on September 15, 2013 at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Seattle Defense Shows Kaepernick Is Human

The Seattle Seahawks humbled the San Francisco 49ers in Seattle Sunday night, winning 29-3. “(Seattle is) a legitimate tough team, with a legitimate defense,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/16/2013

Running back Rashad Jennings #23 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is tackled by defensive tackle Richard Seymour #92 of the Oakland Raiders in the backfield during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum on October 21, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Raiders Have A Win For The Taking

The Oakland Raiders are favored to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in Oakland Sunday. “The one thing they can’t be is overconfident,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “You can’t have a good loss on the road and get overconfident by it.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/13/2013

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