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Oakland Raiders open camp with Championship goals

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A year ago, the Oakland Raiders were the popular choice as a breakthrough team, having gone from 3-13 to a competitive 7-9 in their first season under head coach Jack Del Rio. The Raiders made that pick look pretty smart. They went 12-4, earning their first playoff appearance in 14 seasons. Taking […]

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Patriots playing out as latter-day Oakland Raiders

Super Bowl News They might be loath to admit it, but the New England Patriots keep maturing into a latter-day image of their old American Football League rival, the Oakland Raiders. And if the Patriots win Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta falcons next Sunday, they will set the stage to reprise one — or […]

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Connor Cook will be Oakland Raiders’ Starting QB on Saturday

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Connor Cook, the Michigan State grad, will start at quarterback for the Raiders in Saturday’s AFC wild-card game at Houston, coach Jack Del Rio announced on Wednesday. “I’m just embracing the opportunity,” the rookie quarterback said. “Going to go out there and have fun, just let it all hang out. I’m obviously preparing […]

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