Team Grades: Once Again, Raiders Prove Coliseum Is No Easy Place To WinThe Oakland Raiders improved to 3-12 on the season with a 26-24 win over the Buffalo Bills at the Coliseum on Sunday. That's three straight wins at home for the Silver & Black if you're keeping track at home, and it's also the third consecutive victory at home over a team that had playoff aspirations still. Yes, these 2014 Raiders may have found the secret formula to defending their home turf—finally.
Injury Report: Raiders Wounded And Just Trying To Survive To Season's EndOnce again, six different Oakland Raiders players did not practice this week, as the team prepares for its final home game of the year on Sunday. As the Silver & Black take on the Buffalo Bills, the team mostly will just try to avoid more injuries this late in a lousy two-win season that could be the final one for the franchise in Oakland.
Opponent Profile: Bills Defense Among League's BestConsider that the Buffalo Bills have gone consecutive weeks holding both Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers without a touchdown pass, and you will understand the formidable challenge that defense presents for the Oakland Raiders offense next Sunday. Yes, it could get ugly for rookie quarterback Derek Carr.
Five Things: Bills Vs. Dolphins Thursday Night RoundupIn a critical AFC East showdown last night, the Dolphins emerged with a 22-9 victory, scoring the game’s final 19 points in the last 18 minutes. Miami is now 6-4 with favorable home games against Baltimore, Minnesota, and the Jets, while Buffalo is 5-5 and a longshot to make the playoffs.
CBS Sports' Ian Eagle Talks Bills vs. Dolphins on 'Thursday Night Football'The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins are tied for second place in the AFC East with identical 5-4 records, and this Thursday night game is going to say a lot for what their postseason future may hold. Ian Eagle of CBS Sports took some time to talk about the big game and how it could affect the rest of the season for both teams. Let's just say, this is a must-win for both the Bills and Dolphins.
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Raiders, Chiefs Hope QBs Can Take Them To PlayoffsCarson Palmer and the Raiders face Kyle Orton and the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, both teams needing to win to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive.
Daily Madden: Mile-High Excitement For TebowFormer Heisman Trophy winner and 2010 first-round draft pick Tim Tebow is replacing Kyle Orton as the starting quarterback for the 1-4 Denver Broncos, much to the delight of the legions of Broncos fans who have been clamoring for 'Tebow Time' since he was drafted.