One Man’s Thoughts: The Raiders have a long Super Bowl window’s Robert Wykowski shares some brief thoughts on the Raiders The Oakland Raiders are part of the ever competitive AFC West, meaning they’ll face the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs twice this season; a task that only gets harder each season. If rising superstar quarterback Derek Carr can stay healthy, …

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Part II: Top 3 Running Backs during Raiders’ “Dark Age”

In part one of this series, we took a look at the top three quarterbacks of the Oakland Raiders’ “Dark Age”. I’ve deemed this time with such gloom immediately after the Raiders lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2002 NFL Super Bowl up through the 2013 season, the season before Derek Carr, Khalil Mack, and Gabe Jackson were drafted. During this period the Silver and Black combined for a total record of 53-123. So now we will take a look at the best running backs during from this disastrous period.

jalen richard

Is Derek Carr better than Aaron Rodgers?

Derek Carr’s on the rise, but Aaron Rodgers sets the bar Derek Carr just signed a 5-year extension worth $125 million, and in the last three years, he has positioned himself in the upper echelon of quarterbacks. Whether he’s elite or not is up for debate, but what’s clear is the fact that his performance …

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Reggie McKenzie

Reggie McKenzie Continues to Ensure Long-Term Raider Success

Against a looming desert backdrop, filled with muffled echoes of clanging slot machines and bright fluorescent neon, the Oakland Raiders transactional offseason has been marked by undulating success.  Though questions still spiral around the improvements of the secondary and linebacker corps, the team has provided a few resounding answers in other areas of need.  A one week window in the dog days of June saw the organization dispel two giant offseason narratives of uncertainty.

Khalil Mack

PFF: Khalil Mack’s the most efficient Edge Rusher in the NFL

The accolades continue to pile up for the 26 year old NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Mack had another dominate season with 73 tackles, 11 sacks, five forced fumbles, and an interception he returned for a touchdown. After being the only player in history to be named All Pro at two positions (Linebacker and Defensive end) in 2015, Associated Press created the “Edge Rusher” position. Mack was promptly named All-Pro at this new position.


Top 3 Quarterbacks during the Raiders’ “Dark Age”

As Raider Nation scans the 2017 horizon, one thing is clear, the “Autumn Wind” surely has begun to blow throughout the entire NFL landscape once again! Raiders fans across the globe are waiting with eager anticipation to watch their young talented team take the NFL head on and pillage and burn their way to an AFC West title for starters, then the AFC Championship, then claim the title as “World’s Best”. But one thing shouldn’t be forgotten; many dark days had to be endured to get to this point in Raiders history.

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