Week 1 AFC West Rivals Wrap

AFC West Rival Tyreek Hill Torches Chargers
After countless grueling weeks without football, the first NFL Sunday has already come and gone. For those not counting, this leaves the fans 16 more Sundays with regular season NFL football. Three teams who have made the most of this fraction of the season...

Three Keys to a Raiders Victory vs. LA

Raiders QB Derek Carr
Raiders football is finally back!  Jon Gruden's return kicks off with a Monday Night Football special against the Los Angeles Rams. This will be quite the test for Derek Carr and company on Monday. Oakland will go against a dominating defense, led by newly...

Raiders Opinion: Gruden Assumes Full Control of Destiny

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden
If Jon Gruden turns on the TV this morning, he will see a much different landscape than one he left.

Raiders/Rams: Five Questions

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr
As the Raiders head into their Monday Night Football face off against the Rams, this game feels like it will be defining moment for head coach Jon Gruden. Gruden encounter Sean McVay, his former assistant, after an offseason full of questions. His return to...

Raiders/Rams: Breaking the Phillips Curse

Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook
When Jon Gruden steps onto an NFL sideline on Monday, a light should flicker on. The NFL he left is not the league he finds today.

Raiders Defense: Stopping the Rams’ Offense

Oakland Raiders DC Paul Guenther
In reality, no one knows what the defense will resemble. Now, the Raiders and their fans are wishing for something positive.

FPC Raiders Interview: Inside the LA Rams

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4)
When the Raiders open the 2018 season, they will face a hungry Rams team. FPC Raiders editor Andrew Kelly gives us a look inside. In light of the Mack trade, where do you see the Rams attacking the Raiders on the defensive line? I see the...

AFC West Preview: Chargers or Chiefs?

Afc West/LA Chargers QB Philip Rivers
In life, few things are certain. The AFC West remains unpredictable.

Raiders DE Brown Ready for Opportunity

Raiders DE Fadol Brown
When you’re on an NFL team’s practice squad and a team like the New England Patriots come sniffing around, it’s hard to blame a player for eyeing the program Bill Belichick built in the East. However, through some persistence -- not to mention a...

Raiders WR Cooper Needs to Step Up

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper
Similar to how Amari Cooper has chiseled his physique, it’s imperative the Oakland Raiders bulk up the fourth-year wide receiver’s production. The 24-year-old Alabama product has transformed his body into an impressive one ready to sustain the rigors of the NFL. Cooper’s equipped with...

Raiders Opinion: Mack Trade Still Befuddling

Former Raiders DE Khalil Mack
By the time you read this, Khalil Mack answered questions at Halas Hall.

Raiders Opinion: Dunder-Mifflin Opens Oakland Branch

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden
Nevertheless,  for the Raiders, it appears that Jon Gruden is both Michael and Dwight. Dwight represents the inner thoughts of Gruden while Michael represents his actions.

FPC Raiders Roundtable: McKenzie and Mack

With the fanbase trying to tie a bow on the Mack issue, where does Reggie McKenzie fit in the future? In addition, which players step in to fill the void as a leader and playmaker? To answer these questions, FPC Raiders writers Kenneth Berry...

Raiders Opinion: Gruden’s Right and Wrong

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden faced the media and answered the questions brought before him. RaiderNation seeks answers after the team dealt highly popular and unquestioned best player Khalil Mack in a shocking blockbuster deal. For many fans, this Labor Day weekend is truly a...

Raiders Roundtable: The Blame Game

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden
Granted, in every trade, winners, losers, and blame need placing. When the Raiders traded Khalil Mack to the Bears, questions, disbelief and anger resonated through the football universe.

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