Raiders Team Headlines: Oakland Faces Off-Field Distractions Heading Into Week 10 ByeThe Raiders are facing off-field distractions that add to their on-field problems as they head into their Week 10 bye week.
Oakland Raiders Team Headlines: Playoff Raiders Need To Stick TogetherIt's been 14 seasons since the Oakland Raiders last made it to the NFL playoffs, and this 2016 roster doesn't want to waste the opportunity with a one-and-done appearance.
49ers Team Headlines: Long 2016 Season Means Busy Offseason AheadThe San Francisco 49ers have one more game in the 2016 NFL regular season, and then the task of rebuilding this roster will be front and center.
49ers Team Headlines: San Francisco's Last Realistic Chance To Avoid 1-15Considering a home matchup against the playoff-bound Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 is the final game of the 2016 NFL regular season, this Saturday's road trip to Los Angeles represents the final real chance the San Francisco 49ers have for a win this year.
49ers Team Headlines: Remembering The Billy 'White Shoes' Johnson GameThe year was 1983, and the San Francisco 49ers weren't the Team of the Decade just yet. In fact, after winning the Super Bowl for the first time in 1981, the 49ers slipped well back under .500 in the strike-shortened 1982 regular season and missed the playoffs. Thus, the following season was a big one for the San Francisco organization: Would the 49ers drift back into obscurity or would the team remain relevant in the NFC power hierarchy? One of the craziest games of 1983 was a road game in Atlanta against the Falcons, the 1980 and 1982 NFC West Division champions. Here's what happened.
49ers Team Headlines: Torrey Smith Is San Francisco's 2016 Payton Award NomineeThe San Francisco 49ers are having a forgettable season this year, losers of 11 straight games. As the team prepares to host the New York Jets this Sunday, though, there is some good news for the team. Wide receiver Torrey Smith was announced as the Niners' nominee for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, annually given to the NFL player best exemplifying a commitment to philanthropy and community involvement.
49ers Team Headlines: Niners Looking Historically Bad Season In The FaceWith only two legitimately winnable games left on the schedule, it's almost a certainty this season will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
49ers Team Headlines: Five-Year Decline Of Defense In San FranciscoIn 2011, the San Francisco 49ers defense gave up just 14.3 points per game in the regular season, as the team went 13-3 and hosted the NFC Championship Game. In every season since then, however, the 49ers have gotten a little less intimidating on defense to the point that the San Francisco defense is the worst in the NFL in 2016. The team is giving up 31.3 points per game this year, which is a big reason for a nine-game losing streak that has the 49ers headed toward their worst season since 2004.
Raiders Team Headlines: Is This Oakland Team Ready To Contend For A Super Bowl?The Raiders are 7-2 and are in sole possession of first place in the AFC West. So, is this Raiders' team ready for the big time, or is it still a little too early to get excited?
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?
The Five Best Games In The New Orleans-San Francisco NFL RivalryFor 31 seasons, the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers played each other every year as NFC West Division rivals, and while the teams' fortunes were quite different for most of those seasons, there were still some very memorable games.
Raiders Team Headlines: Florida Becomes Home Sweet Home For Two WeeksAfter defeating Jacksonville on the road last weekend 33-16, the Raiders elected to pass on a cross-country flight home to the Bay Area, especially with another game in Florida this weekend.