Oakland Raiders

Marcus Peters. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

With Marcus Peters suspension, fortune yet again favors the Raiders

For the second week in a row, the previously reeling Oakland Raiders…

Marcus Peters. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Oakland Raiders defenders celebrate during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at the Coliseum on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders tied atop AFC West thanks to Marshawn Lynch’s banner day

OAKLAND — After Marshawn Lynch’s best day as an Oakland Raider catapulted the…

Oakland Raiders defenders celebrate during the first half of the game against the New York Giants at the Coliseum on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It’s going to be a busy day for Marshawn Lynch with two major offensive players for the Raiders ruled out today. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Is fortune finally shining on the Raiders?

John Pagano, the Oakland Raiders assistant coach in charge of the defense,…

It’s going to be a busy day for Marshawn Lynch with two major offensive players for the Raiders ruled out today. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Michael Crabtree will only miss one more game after the NFL accepted his appeal on Tuesday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Even after reduction, Raiders coach still not happy about Michael Crabtree suspension

ALAMEDA — A day after the NFL halved Michael Crabtree’s suspension, Oakland…

Michael Crabtree will only miss one more game after the NFL accepted his appeal on Tuesday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Raiders control their own destiny with a game against the Chargers left on the schedule. But it would be better for their long-term prospects if they lost some games down the stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

It makes more sense for the Raiders to just lose, baby

The Oakland Raiders won a divisional game, and are now, somehow, just…

The Raiders control their own destiny with a game against the Chargers left on the schedule. But it would be better for their long-term prospects if they lost some games down the stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Raiders defense hasn’t had an interception all season and is losing the turnover battle badly. It’s unclear their new coordinator will fix those issues. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS

New coordinator, same old defense: Raiders move forward with John Pagano — but can he fix their problems?

  Exactly five minutes after the Oakland Raiders announced on Tuesday that…

The Oakland Raiders defense hasn’t had an interception all season and is losing the turnover battle badly. It’s unclear their new coordinator will fix those issues. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS
Jack Del Rio shouldn’t search very far for why the Raiders are underperforming this year. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)

Always quick to give blame, Jack Del Rio is real reason Raiders are struggling

The Oakland Raiders are in the news for all the wrong reasons…

Jack Del Rio shouldn’t search very far for why the Raiders are underperforming this year. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)
Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Irvin’s regression limiting Khalil Mack, Raiders’ pass defense

A year removed from being dubbed the “Slash Bros,” Oakland Raiders pass…

Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ken Norton Jr. was relieved of his duties as defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders in November. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)

Underperforming Raiders fire defensive coordinator

The Oakland Raiders fell two games below .500 on Sunday, losing to…

Ken Norton Jr. was relieved of his duties as defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders in November. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)
The Raiders still haven’t intercepted a pass this season. It won’t be easy today, when they face Tom Brady. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders aim to end 15-year drought against Patriots

When the Oakland Raiders last beat the New England Patriots, Rich Gannon…

The Raiders still haven’t intercepted a pass this season. It won’t be easy today, when they face Tom Brady. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mark Davis is moving the Raiders to Las Vegas and it's going to cost taxpayers there. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders breaking ground in Vegas before biggest game of season is as cheesy as the city they’re moving to

It’s really a shame that the Oakland Raiders are doing everything they…

Mark Davis is moving the Raiders to Las Vegas and it's going to cost taxpayers there. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Amari Cooper said the Oakland Raiders’ game in Mexico City last year was a hostile, fun environment. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders embrace playing ‘home game’ in Mexico City

ALAMEDA — As the Oakland Raiders prepare to return to Estadio Azteca…

Amari Cooper said the Oakland Raiders’ game in Mexico City last year was a hostile, fun environment. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Carlos Hyde projects to be a highly sought after free agent this upcoming offseason. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can Raiders, 49ers lock up their best players long term?

Carlos Hyde has been a source of steady production for the 49ers…

Carlos Hyde projects to be a highly sought after free agent this upcoming offseason. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Moore. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Together, the Giants are running it back

Quick hits with Kolsky The San Francisco Giants were tied for the…

Matt Moore. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jack Del Rio. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jack Del Rio, offensive coaches failing Raiders

It’s really not complicated to see why the Oakland Raiders are 3-5.…

Jack Del Rio. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Derek Carr plans to utilize his teammates, like Marshawn Lynch — who was suspended for making contact with an official after this play two weeks ago. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Derek Carr embraces a less-is-more philosophy as Marshawn Lynch returns from suspension

As the 3-5 Oakland Raiders head into Sunday’s game against the Miami…

Derek Carr plans to utilize his teammates, like Marshawn Lynch — who was suspended for making contact with an official after this play two weeks ago. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The Oakland Raiders needed Derek Carr to put the team on his back on Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs. That’s exactly what he did. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Jack Del Rio, Amari Cooper get their grooves back thanks to Derek Carr

In the closing minutes of the Oakland Raiders’ first win over the…

The Oakland Raiders needed Derek Carr to put the team on his back on Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs. That’s exactly what he did. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The Oakland Raiders need to make something of their home-field advantage tonight against the favorite to win the AFC West Kansas City Chiefs. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders need to end Chiefs’ divisional dominance to extend season

Asked about the Kansas City Chiefs’ recent mastery over the AFC West,…

The Oakland Raiders need to make something of their home-field advantage tonight against the favorite to win the AFC West Kansas City Chiefs. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Raiders have big problems all over the field. Derek Carr’s contract hurts their ability to address them. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders are a Carr wreck in more ways than one

The Raiders have lost four consecutive games — make it five if…

The Raiders have big problems all over the field. Derek Carr’s contract hurts their ability to address them. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
NaVorro Bowman warms up in his last training camp as a member of the 49ers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NaVorro Bowman makes deal with Raiders to stay in Bay Area

NaVorro Bowman said goodbye to the only NFL team he’s ever played…

NaVorro Bowman warms up in his last training camp as a member of the 49ers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)