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OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 15: Andre Holmes #18 of the Oakland Raiders catches a twenty eight yard pass over Marcus Cooper #31 of the Kansas City Cheifs during the third quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 15, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Cheifs won the game 56-31. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

With Fourth Place In AFC West Clinched In 2013, Next Year’s Opponents Now Set For Raiders

The National Football League’s formulaic methodology for scheduling means the Oakland Raiders already know who their opponents will be in 2014.

12/18/2013

Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers gets tackled by Yeremiah Bell #37 of the Arizona Cardinals during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park on October 13, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 32-20. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Passing The New Norm In Goal Line Offense

It seems short yardage touchdown passes in the NFL are now more common than short yardage running touchdowns.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/05/2013

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Dennis Allen of the Oakland Raiders walks off the field following the Raiders 55-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Oakland’s Schedule Did Raiders Favors In 2013, But Team Couldn’t Capitalize

As the Oakland Raiders enter the final stretch of the 2013 season, a quick glance at their schedule shows some missed opportunities.

12/04/2013

Matthew McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders completes a pass against the Houston Texans on November 17, 2013 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Raiders won 28 to 23. (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: A New Starting QB For The Raiders?

Undrafted rookie quarterback Matt McGloin threw three touchdown passes in leading the Oakland Raiders to a 28-23 victory over the Texans in Houston Sunday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/18/2013

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

McGloin, Jennings, Defense Get High Grades In Road Win Over Texans

Thrust into his first NFL start, quarterback Matt McGloin threw for three touchdowns against Houston on Sunday to lead the Raiders to their first road win of the 2013 season.

11/18/2013

Raiders v. Texans

Rookie QB McGloin Leads Raiders Over Texans

Matt McGloin threw 3 touchdown passes in his 1st NFL start and the Raiders managed to hang on for a 28-23 victory over the skidding Texans on Sunday.

11/17/2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 20: Running back Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans stretches prio to the start of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Raiders Take On A Very Wounded Texans Team This Weekend

The Oakland Raiders had nine players on the official NFL injury report this week, but that’s nothing compared to the 18 players listed by their Week 11 opponents.

11/15/2013

Bruce Miller #49 of the San Francisco 49ers is brought down by Tom Johnson #96 of the New Orleans Saints during a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 25, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Tough Road Test For The 49ers

The 49ers are three point underdogs as they prepare to play the Saints in New Orleans Sunday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/15/2013

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

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 10: Quarterback Case Keenm #7 of the Houston Texans is stripped of the ball by linebacker John Abraham #55 of the Arizona Cardinals on the first play from scrimmage at University of Phoenix Stadium on November 10, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals picked up the fumble and returned it for a touchdown. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Raiders Catching Texans At The Right Time This Week

The Houston Texans were supposed to be a playoff team again in 2013, but they’ve fallen on hard times; Oakland may be able to sneak a win out of this weekend’s road trip to the Lone Star State.

11/12/2013

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