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Michael Crabtree is one of several Raiders to regress this season. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Dead man walking? Todd Downing strides confidently into the storm

A little more than 11 months after the Oakland Raiders promoted Todd…

 

Jack Del Rio wears his heart on his sleeve, and it hasn’t been always pretty this year as the Oakland Raiders have fallen far short of expectations. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Win or lose, Jack Del Rio won’t hide how he’s feeling

Of the 32 head coaches in the NFL, only seven have Twitter…

 

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,…

 

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)
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 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)
Amari Cooper isn’t worried about having a bad three-game stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Searching for Coop — exploring the disappearing act of the taciturn Amari Cooper

About an hour after the Oakland Raiders' three-game losing streak began, Josh…

Amari Cooper isn’t worried about having a bad three-game stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Raiders' Marshawn Lynch pushes away Jets' Juston Burris in the second quarter of the New York Jets VS Oakland Raiders game at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can Raiders’ rush attack get back on track at home against Baltimore?

They have all the tools — a powerful offensive line and a…

Raiders' Marshawn Lynch pushes away Jets' Juston Burris in the second quarter of the New York Jets VS Oakland Raiders game at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 17th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Khalil Mack and Von Miller are two of the best pass rushers in the league. Who gets the advantage today when their teams meet? (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner; Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS )

Mack, Miller highlight AFC West showdown

ALAMEDA — Rookie offensive coordinator Todd Downing has been preparing for the…

Khalil Mack and Von Miller are two of the best pass rushers in the league. Who gets the advantage today when their teams meet? (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner; Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS )