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Week 13 pick’em competition

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Six regular season games to go ...

We’re soaring into Week 13 for the Las Vegas Raiders and in our Silver and Black Pride pick’em Challenge. The Raiders have managed to keep their minuscule playoff hopes alive after back-to-back road wins but are still slight home underdogs on DraftKings Sportbook against the also postseason-hopeful Los Angeles Chargers. Meanwhile, our competition continues to heat up as over a dozen people got...

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Maxx Crosby vs. Other Candidates For Defensive Player Of The Year

When Maxx Crosby was drafted in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft, the idea of him becoming a solid rotation piece seemed like a win. The best case was that he would be a decent starter.

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2022 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker

It’s time for another update to your Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker. The Raiders picked up a second straight win over the Seattle Seahawks, and another great fantasy performance to boot.

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Bill Williamson

Raiders rookie running back Zamir White starting to come around

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The fourth round draft pick had some plays against Seattle Seahawks

Eyebrows were raised two weeks ago when Las Vegas Raiders rookie running back Zamir White was a healthy scratch at the Denver Broncos.

He was replaced by seventh-round pick Brittain Brown. White, a fourth-round pick from Georgia, had been ahead of Brown on the depth chart all year and has been expected to be the heir apparent to current starter Josh Jacobs since the...

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SB Nation Reacts: 90 percent of Raiders fans believe Josh Jacobs should be re-signed

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Raider Nation wants the star tailback back in 2023

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is off to a career year with seven games left. He has 1159 yards on the season with eight touchdowns adding 40 receptions as well. He has developed into an all-around back that is expected from a first-round selection.

However, Las Vegas general manager Dave Ziegler decided not to exercise his option, and Jacobs became a free agent after the season....

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Matt Holder

Can Josh Jacobs exploit a historically bad Chargers’ defense?

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Go inside Sunday’s matchup with Chargers

After a successful two-game road trip, the Las Vegas Raiders head back home to take on the Los Angeles Chargers as slight underdogs on DraftKings Sportsbook. Raiders’ running back Josh Jacobs is coming off a historic performance in Seattle with over 300 yards from scrimmage, while the Chargers have struggled to stop the run all year.

So, for this week’s five questions with the enemy, I made...

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Matt Holder

Holder’s Handful: Nate Hobbs designated to return, McDaniels happy with DL, Week 13 injury report, mailbag & more!

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Get ready for Week 13

The Las Vegas Raiders have managed to keep their playoff hopes on life support with back-to-back road wins in the last two weeks. However, the Raiders' defense has been a big question mark all season which isn’t ideal with Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers coming into town for their week 13 matchup.

The good news for Las Vegas is that help is on the way.

Out since mid-October with a broken hand,...

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These numbers reveal Josh Jacobs' importance to Raiders

The fourth-year running back averages 135 yards of offense per game and leads the league in rushing yards (1,159) and first downs (67). 

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Matt Holder

Silver Minings: Nate Hobbs practices Thursday

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Looking like he’ll play on Sunday...

The Las Vegas Raiders have been without their top cornerback Nate Hobbs since Week 5 as he was placed on injured reserve with a broken hand in mid-October. Hobbs and the Raiders got good news last week with the club designating him for return, kicking off the three-week window where he can be activated for the rest of the season.

However, any optimism surrounding his return to the field was...

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Bill Williamson

Raiders-Chargers Week 13: 5 things to watch

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Keys to a Las Vegas victory Sunday

The Las Vegas Raiders are looking for their third straight victory and trying to get revenge for a Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. Kickoff is at 1:25 p.m. PT.

Let’s look at some keys to the game:

Get to Justin Herbert:

Don’t look now, but the Raiders’ pass-rush has improved some during the two-game win streak. They had three sacks in both games. Maxx Crosby, who...

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Bill Williamson

What’s you earliest Raiders’ memory?

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Let’s light up the comment section

We’re trying something new today.

We want to know your earliest Raiders’ memory.

Here’s mine: At the age of seven, my uncle took me to my first NFL game: The Cincinnati Bengals at the Oakland Raiders. We went with one of his friends and his six sons.

We sat where what became The Black Hole. One of the other kids got a field-goal attempt sail into his hands and the Raiders won...

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Dr. David Chao Commenting On Darren Waller Injury? Who Cares!

Conspiracies are running wild regarding Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller. Whether or not people believe he’s as injured as he claims or if his heart is still in it, in fact, it got so bad that people thought quarterback Derek Carr was picking on Waller.

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The Putrid Chargers’ Run D Should Have Josh Jacobs Salivating

As if Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs needed any more help to continue his remarkable run. Well, thanks to a putrid Los Angeles Chargers run defense, he’ll get just that in Week 13.

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Ex-Raiders WR Zay Jones Says Hard Knocks Is Irrelevant

Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Zay Jones is doing well for himself these days in Jacksonville. Coveted as one of the organization’s premier offseason acquisitions, Jones has become one of quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s go-to options in 2022.

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Matt Holder

Podcast: Darren Waller eying return next week against Rams

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Short week will make that tough but TE is hopeful

It’s been a tough season for Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller. Unfortunately, injuries have been the story of the 2022 campaign for Waller as a hamstring injury forced him to go on injured reserve and has held him out of the Raiders’ last seven games.

The Pro Bowl tight end is eligible to return next week against the Los Angeles Rams and, in a podcast interview set up by...

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TNF open thread and gambling picks

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Kickoff Week 13 here with the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots

Week 13 Thursday Night Football brings us an AFC East matchup that also has playoff implications, as the Buffalo Bills hold the five-seed in the conference standings while the New England Patriots are a game behind the Jets for the seventh spot.

Both teams are limping into this late-season mid-week matchup. The Patriots have already ruled out running back Damien Harris,...

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Maxx Crosby Has a Ringing Endorsement From Son of Raiders Legend

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby has been playing like a man possessed, shouldering the load on a mostly bad defense. As he continues to round out his season with impressive numbers, many people are taking notice as 2022 draws closer to the end.

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Chris Long makes NFL Defensive Player of The Year case for Raiders DE Maxx Crosby

Chris Long, son of former Raiders star Howie, believes Maxx Crosby can win NFL Defensive Player of the Year despite the Raiders' defense, which ranks 27th in total yards allowed. 

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Raiders film breakdown: Josh Jacobs and Ameer Abdullah are elevating passing offense

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The running backs are helping replace Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels has a long history of pass-catching running backs. From Kevin Faulk and Shane Vereen to James White, a reliable running back who adds to the passing game has been crucial for his offensive success.

In 2022 we haven’t seen the running backs too involved in the offense. According to SIS, in Weeks 1-10, the Raiders were 14th in targets to...

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Raiders-Chargers Week 13 preview: Focus on Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert in Week 1 against Raiders | Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders’ defensive coordinator Patrick Graham is controlling Chargers’ quarterback

As he has been in the first three seasons and he will be the for the foreseeable future, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert will be the focal point of the Las Vegas Raiders’ defensive plan Sunday.

The Chargers visit the Raiders on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. Kickoff at 1:25 p.m. PT.

Herbert, a third-year player,...

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