ORCHARD PARK, NY – NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Rex Ryan of the Buffalo Bills and Asst. Head Coach/Defense Rob Ryan make their way onto the field through the tunnel before the start of NFL game action against the Jacksonville Jaguars at New Era Field on November 27, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
While the Raiders (9-2) appear certain to snap their 13-year playoff drought, the Buffalo Bills (6-5) are looking to snap their NFL-worst streak of 16 consecutive years without making the postseason.
Upsetting the Raiders at the Coliseum on Sunday would go a long way toward giving the Bills a postseason shot. But can Rex Ryan and his brother Rob march into Oakland and figure out a way to derail the Raiders?
Los Angeles Raiders Bo Jackson takes a breath on the bench after a 91-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of the game against the Seahawks in Seattle, Nov. 30, 1987. Jackson had 122 yards in the first half of the game. (AP Photo/Robert Kaiser)
It was 29 years ago tonight when Raiders rookie running back Bo Jackson introduced himself to the nation on Monday Night Football.
Jackson’s iconic 91-yard touchdown run into the Kingdome tunnel and his flattening of Seahawks linebacker Brian “The Boz” Bosworth on another TD run helped build the legend of Bo. Jackson not only finished with 221 yards rushing and three touchdowns, he essentially helped finish Bosworth’s career in the process.
Which Jackson touchdown 29 years ago is most memorable for you?
Los Angeles Raiders Bo Jackson (34) runs over Seattle Kenny Easley (45) for a 12 yard gain in the second quarter of Monday Dec. 1, 1987 NFL game in Seattle. Jackson ran for 221 yards including a 91 yard touchdown run. Los Angeles won 37-14.(AP Photo/Barry Sweet)
GREEN BAY, WI – AUGUST 18: Connor Cook #8 of the Oakland Raiders throws a pass in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on August 18, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Bay Area News Group’s Courtney Cronin, Jimmy Durkin and Jerry McDonald preview the Raiders fourth preseason game and the areas where Oakland is looking to evaluate third string quarterback Connor Cook vs. Seattle on Thursday.
By Saturday, all NFL rosters must shrink to 53 active players. Which position groups are the Raiders focused on the most headed into the final round of cuts? The answer to this question and more is inside this episode.
One of the best pure pass rushers from the 2016 NFL Draft class is now a protege of two of the best to do it in the league.
Former Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun is used to blowing up opposing backfields with his explosive speed off the edge. When the Raiders third round draft pick arrived at training camp, more was asked of Calhoun and his athletic abilities as he began cross training as a strong-side linebacker. Continue Reading →
By Courtney R. Cronin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Raiders rookie strong safety Karl Joseph knew he was going to see the field early after being drafted 14th overall by Oakland during the 2016 NFL Draft.
“That was my goal,” Joseph said of making the first team on the Raiders unofficial depth chart. “They didn’t draft me in the first round to come in and sit down, but they definitely expect big things from me.” Continue Reading →
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, left, shakes hands with St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, right, as Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II looks on after an NFL owners meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Houston. The owners voted to allow the Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Join Vincent Bonsignore of our sister paper the Los Angeles Daily News for a live chat Tuesday at 1 p.m. on the Raiders, Rams and Chargers situation in Los Angeles.
Oakland Raiders’ Charles Woodson (24) runs with the ball behind the line of scrimmage on a reverse play in overtime of their NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015. Woodson played his final home game before retirement. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
Get in-game analysis Sunday as the Raiders play their season finale at Kansas City in Charles Woodson’s finale game in the NFL, beginning at 1:25 p.m.
Oakland Raiders Amari Cooper (89) rushes upfield during the first quarter of their game against the Green Bay Packers at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif, on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Get in-game analysis Thursday night as the Raiders take on the San Diego Chargers at the Coliseum at 5:25 p.m.