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Raiders Have 7% Chance of Making Playoffs. Here’s How.

The heart of playoff football in Oakland is still beating. Barely, but the Raiders head to the regular-season finale at Denver on Sunday alive for a playoff berth. Many things have to happen for them to play another week. Namely: the 7-8 Raiders must win...
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Carr, Garoppolo Excel in Prove-It Years While Some Struggle

ALAMEDA — Derek Carr has silenced the questions of his long-term viability as the starting quarterback for the Raiders by looking once again like the quarterback who was one of the top young passers in the league back in 2016. Jimmy Garoppolo is proving why...
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Gruden’s Rabble-Rousers Are Diminishing in Numbers

Jon Gruden tried retrofitting the Raiders into their renegade, rabble-rousing best for one final season in Oakland. Harkening to the time when Jack “The Assassin” Tatum patrolled the defense with a menacing stare and a villainous vibe emanated from Oakland Al...
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RIP: Cliff Branch, 71, Raiders Great, 3-Time SB Winner

NAPA — Cliff Branch, one of the Raiders' career-leading wide receivers who won three Super Bowls in 14 seasons with the franchise, has died. He was 71. Branch was found dead Saturday in a hotel room in Bullhead City, Arizona, the city's police d...