Keidel: Oakland Raiders Are BackThe Oakland Raiders, who just beat the Saints, see to be on an upswing. And they have the right leader in head coach Jack Del Rio.
Fantasy Football: Chargers Vs. Raiders - Who To Play, Who To PassFor the final matchup on Thursday Night football, the Oakland Raiders host the San Diego Chargers. Both teams are already ruled out of the playoffs, but these players will have an impact on fantasy football playoffs.
CBS Sports' Boomer Esiason: Nothing Better To Belichick Than Beating JetsCBS Sports' "The NFL Today" studio analyst Boomer Esiason talks two big games in Week 16 and what's at stake for those in the playoffs.
Chargers And Raiders Battle In Final Thursday Night Game Of 2015The San Diego Chargers have one of the worst records in the NFL while the Oakland Raiders have a middle-of-the-road record at best.
CBS Sports' Steve Beuerlein: Carson Palmer Has To Be In MVP ConversationWe spoke with CBS Sports analyst Steve Beuerlein and got his thoughts on three of the week's biggest games.
Rookie Spotlight: Amari Cooper Looks To Bring Life To Oakland Raiders Passing GameThe Oakland Raiders have long seen futility in many aspects of the NFL, but they've quietly and slowly built a good team to change that. The draft selection of wide receiver Amari Cooper looks to not only add production, but excitement to an offense that has long been lacking.
Blocked Kicks Are Reason For Concern For The Packers In the PlayoffsThe Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
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?
Josh McDaniels Is In The Mix For A Head Coaching PositionNew England's offensive coordinator says he's happy where he is, but at least one NFL team is seriously interested in interviewing him.
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.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Jamaal Charles, Chiefs Defense And Andre HolmesHead coach Andy Reid won’t let his team let up against the Raiders and blow an opportunity for a victory, and quarterback Alex Smith is too smart to take any opponent lightly.