Rookie Spotlight: Silver & Black Defense Rises With Addition Of Strong Safety Karl JosephOakland Raiders rookie safety Karl Joseph is compact and powerful, and the team will look to their first-round draft pick to help soften the blow of losing future Hall of Famer Charles Woodson to retirement.
Raiders Were What We Thought They Were In 2014, Look To Rebuild For 2015The 2014 Oakland Raiders started out 0-10, but they split their last six games to finish 3-13. This was one game worse than the 2013 squad, which finished 4-12. The Silver & Black haven't had a winning season since 2002, and they haven't been to the playoffs since losing the Super Bowl that year. What's next?
Five Things: Chiefs-Raiders Thursday Night RoundupThe Oakland Raiders upset the Kansas City Chiefs last night 24-20 for their first win of the season. With the loss, the Chiefs (7-4) are no longer tied atop the AFC West with the Broncos.
Charles Woodson Must Lead The Oakland Defense To New Heights In 2014Even though he will be 38 in October and well past his prime, safety Charles Woodson has the ability to lead the Oakland Raiders defense this season to a level the team hasn't seen in awhile.
Rested Giants Host Hobbled RaidersFresh off their bye week, the New York Giants play host to the visiting Oakland Raiders at the Meadowlands this week. New York, winners of two straight games, was off this past Sunday, but lost ground in the division standings, since all of the other NFC East teams won their games.
Jets, Giants Reportedly Interested In Free-Agent Safety Charles WoodsonStrong safety Charles Woodson was released by the Green Bay Packers on February 15, and the eight-time Pro Bowler is looking for a job. Could he end up in New Jersey in 2013? It certainly appears to be a possibility.
Benigno’s Best: Week 13 NFL Power RankingsThrough 12 weeks, which team is the NFL’s biggest surprise? How about the Andrew Luck-led Colts, who are 7-4? The biggest disappointment? That honor goes to the dysfunctional 3-8 "Dream Team" Eagles.
Teenage Cancer Patient Provided Inspiration To Giants Prior To Victory Over PackersNo one was more pleased with the Giants than Adam Merchant. The 15-year-old fan from Barre, Vt., attended Friday's practice and Sunday's game, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Silverman: NFL Officials’ Dispute Has Gone On Much Too LongIf you are using inexperienced officials who have never seen the speed, quickness and power of NFL players, you are going to miss calls. It’s time to end this charade and get the legitimate officials back to work.
Packers Tame Lions 27-15The Green Bay Packers defeated the Detroit Lions 27-15 on Thanksgiving Day to improve to an undefeated 11-0 record.
Vick-Woodson Tops Juicy NFL Wild Card MatchupsWith his arm, his feet or his creativity, Michael Vick has embarrassed defenders all season. Unless they can limit Vick and his big-play teammates, Sunday could be a long day for Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews and the Green Bay Packers.
Jets Blog: Jets Were Not A TreatThe best team in the NFL? That title no longer belongs to the Jets after an embarrassing 9-0 loss to the Packers on Sunday.