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Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

April 26, 2019

The first day of the NFL draft is in the books, and the Raiders did it again with another head-scratching pick at No. 4 overall, but recovered with two other solids first round selections. The 49ers took the safe, and expected, pick with Nick Bosa, who was considered the top pass rusher and overall pro...

Bye week a win for Raiders after Cooper trade

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018

Not only was it an exciting week on the field, trades across the NFL sparked some buzz as well. The Giants dealt Eli Apple to the Saints and Damon Harrison to the Lions,l. But the acquisition that shook the football world was the Raiders sealing Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. We’ll see if the deal coul...

Colts help break up Bay Area bottom dwellers

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 14, 2018

WARNING: The following content may contain elements that are not suitable for Bay Area football fans. After another exciting week of football, both ends of the power rankings feature new teams. A couple of legendary quarterbacks etched themselves deeper into the record books in week 5, while...

Rams, Chiefs top power rankings as only two undefeated teams

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018

While fans weren’t watching refs announce roughing the passer penalties, we witnessed another week in which quarterbacks completely took over. There has never, in the Super Bowl era, been this many touchdowns thrown (228) at this point in the season. Only two teams remain undefeated thus far, while ju...

49ers, Raiders at wrong end of power rankings for local fans

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018

A big thank you to the Bills for absolutely negating the claims I made about them last week. I suppose they won’t be sitting at the bottom of the rankings all year. Three weeks into NFL action and who expected the Patriots to be 1-2? The Dolphins to be 3-0? It seems as if the only team that has ...

49ers rise, Raiders drop in NFL power rankings

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018

Californian Sports Editor Cameron McKeon will be providing weekly rankings for all 32 NFL teams this season. With week 2 gone and Sunday quickly approaching, everybody has bought into the “Fitz-magic” and Patrick Mahomes hype. But how did their outstanding individual performances impact their tea...

Raiders, 49ers open season amid turmoil

Kaylie Rankin, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016

The current NFL season is only a few weeks old, but it’s already packed with off-field controversy and on-field hope for Bay Area fans. The nation’s attention is focused on a backup quarterback’s off-field narrative instead of his on-field play. The Colin Kaepernick national anthem controversy...

Don’t jump ship on the Raiders just yet

Don’t jump ship on the Raiders just yet

Jake Barnes, Managing Editor

January 30, 2015

The Oakland Raiders 2014 season appears, on the surface, to be another sub-par disappointment. But upon further review, there are clues pointing toward a revival of the hapless franchise. Derek Carr is a savior. Given the circumstances, he has performed better than anyone could’ve possibly hoped....