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Why the Raiders Will Be Playing in Los Angeles in 2016 and the Rams Are Staying in St. Louis

Elias Trejo – Jan 6, 2016

The time has come for the owners to gather and vote on which project they prefer for the NFL's relocation to Los Angeles. In one corner you have mega-billionaire Stan Kroenke and his Inglewood proposal and in the other corner you have the tag team of Mark Davis and Dean Spanos and their Carson proposal. This is the classic handicap match that the WWE would be proud of. The unlikely partnership between the Chargers and Raiders is like when Hulk Hogan shocked everyone and joined the NWO. It was weird, didn't  make a lot of sense but it changed the landscape of wrestling.  Meanwhle, Kroenke is Golberg who doesn't lose, but is his time coming? 




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Raiders AFC Standings Update After Loss to Steelers

Elias Trejo – Nov 9, 2015

The Oakland Raiders are currently in 8th place in the AFC after their loss to the Steelers this week. To find out more about what that means for their playoff chances and how they can still get the 5th seed watch this. 

Oakland Raiders Facing Key Injuries Heading Into Week 10

Elias Trejo – Nov 8, 2015

The Raiders suffered a couple of key injuries in their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Running back Latavius Murray was knocked out of the game on a hit by former Raider Mike Mitchell. The hit caused a crucial fumble that would help change the outcome of the game. You can't blame Murray for letting this one go as it appeared that he was knocked out for a brief moment immediately after the hit. This will be Murray's second concussion in less than a year so the odds of him missing next week's game are good. It's important to be safe when it comes to head injuries and you have to think about the long term. UPDATE: There is a possibility that Murray will be fine for next week

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Raider Nation Saturday: Oakland Raiders Making the Playoffs and Other Good Reads

Elias Trejo – Oct 3, 2015

Back in 2011 when we launched this site we were tired of the lack and type of coverage the Raiders were receiving in the National Media. Everything was negative and it was well deserved because our team wasn't playing very well. After about 10 years of negativity I wanted to create a place where the Raider Nation could come and enjoy reading what's being said about the Raiders. 


Can Latavius Murray and Raiders Defense Rebound Against Vikings

Elias Trejo – Nov 14, 2015

The Oakland Raiders defense and Latavius Murray need to bounce back this week against the Vikings. After allowing the Steelers offense to do whatever they wanted and letting them get into scoring positin late in the game the Raiders defense needs to have a much better performance against the Vikings. Murray, after being knocked out of the game, has to bounce back this week and show he can be reliable on every play and take care of the ball. 

Who is the Best Fantasy Football Player in the Raider Nation?

Elias Trejo – Sep 25, 2015

Do you think you have what it takes to be the best Fantasy Football player in the Raider Nation? If so it's time to put your money where your mouth is. We have created a Raider Nation Only league on FanDuel. 20 Players will be accepted to play and the Top 6 Players will win. The Entry fee is only $5 to join and you'll be playing against our site as well. 




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Oakland Raiders Keys to Success: Green Bay Packers

Andrew Flores – Dec 15, 2015

In what I can only describe as the miracle in Mile High, the Raiders beat the Broncos. Khalil Mack was a monster dominating Denver’s offensive line and sacking Osweiler 5 times. Mack was so dominant I’d imagine he has quickly become the source of Quarterbacks’ nightmares. This win was critical for the Raiders and could not have come at a better time. Hopefully the win has the Raiders confident heading into a must win game against Green Bay. This week’s game will be an all-out war as both teams fight for playoff positioning. The Raiders are fighting to keep playoff hopes alive; while the Packers are fighting to win their division. Green Bay will be confident coming off of a win, but their 9-4 record is a bit deceptive. The Packers have struggled all season and it is my belief that the loss of Jordy Nelson has been the biggest factor in the Packers’ offensive woes. 

Oakland Raiders Keys to Success: Denver Broncos

Andrew Flores – Dec 8, 2015

While the loss is a bitter pill to swallow the Raiders went toe to toe with a playoff caliber football team. The defensive unit was relentless sacking Smith 4 times. Carr had the offense clicking, Murray looked confident and was running hard.  I know it felt like the sky was falling as a win slipped from the Raiders’ grasp, but there were plenty of positives. In the final seconds of the 2nd quarter Carr threw a spectacular 25 yard touchdown threading the needle with pinpoint accuracy. This throw was unbelievable, both Eric Berry and Sean Smith had airtight coverage on Crabtree yet Carr was able to make the play.  I was initially hesitant when people compared Carr to Aaron Rodgers early on yet, I can’t help but agree. The bottom-line is Carr is developing into an elite quarterback for the Raiders. Carr’s struggles were largely reflective of the team’s struggles. As the game progressed the Chiefs started dialing up the blitz and the offensive line crumbled.  While the argument can be made that Carr’s turnovers cost the Raiders the game, the reality is that football is the ultimate team sport and the loss was a team effort.


Grading the Oakland Raiders 2015 Draft Class

David Wilson – Jan 1, 2016

As this season nears it’s end, we now have now had enough football played that we can make a reasonable attempt to grade the Raiders 2015 Draft class.

Oakland Raiders Keys To Success: Tennessee Titans

Andrew Flores – Nov 25, 2015

Let’s forget about the record and let’s forget about last week’s loss because that is what the Raiders will have to do this week. The Raiders need to focus on this week. The Raiders need to approach the rest of the season one game at a time.  It’s often what you’ll hear when you listen to the best coaches in the NFL. This week the Raiders will face the Tennessee Titans. The Titans are undergoing a rebuild and in analyzing the Titans they compare well to last year’s Raiders. The Titans have lost 10 consecutive home games, and are pretty much out of the playoff conversation. But they have some young talent and a dynamic rookie quarterback, so the Raiders will need to look past the Titans’ 2-8 record. While this is one of the easier games on the schedule, the Raiders look like a team that has had their confidence shattered. They played a largely uninspired game on Sunday and while many have questioned defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. The Raider's offense was the real issue on Sunday. This is cause for concern as this team has talent to be elite.  




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Raider Fans Voice Their Opinion

Damali Binta – Jan 12, 2016

NFL owners met in Houston at the Westin Hotel in Memorial City. The pictures tell the story.

Raiders End Season On Low Note With Road Loss In Kansas City.

Terrell White – Jan 6, 2016

 Holla At Me Raider Nation! I said before the season started, and when the crazy "Raiders in the Playoffs" chatter began that this team was going to end up being 7-9. Sometimes, I really hate being right! Well, so much for Oakland going .500 this season. As we all know, the Raiders lost the last game of the year on the road to their bitter division rivals, the Kanas City Chiefs. If you've been following the Raiders as long as I have - then it's been a while since we've seen the team end a season with a winning record. Despite the outcome of the teams final game, you (as a Raiders fan) have to feel better about the direction the team is headed in, then you did a couple of seasons ago. However, before we get too far into the future, we need to deal with the present (time to fire some people!!) and recent past.



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