ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Playing in a division with the NFL's lone remaining unbeaten team is making it tough for the Oakland Raiders to stay in contention.
Coach Dennis Allen made it clear Friday that if the Raiders are to make a run at ending their 10-year playoff drought, they can't afford to lose any more ground in the AFC West.
The timing could be right for Oakland to make a move, too.
The Raiders (3-4) are in the midst of a monthlong stretch against five teams with sub-.500 records, including Sunday's home game against Philadelphia.
A win against the Eagles would get Oakland to the break-even point by the season's midway mark for just the third time in the last decade.

Recent NFL Discussions

2016 College Conference Previews on Tue, Jun 2016 by Blade
2016 QB Rankings on Wed, Jun 2016 by Blade
2016 Coaching Changes on Wed, Jun 2016 by Blade

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Luck gets extension with Colts The Indianapolis Coltshave locked up their franchise quarterback for another five years, as the team agreed to a new deal with Andrew...
Thumbnail Talib shot in the leg Aqib Talibwas shot in the leg on Saturday, but seems to have avoided serious injury and will be able to return to the Denver Broncos...
Thumbnail Romo eyes lengthy return Injuries have been an issue at times for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, but the veteran NFL star is far from thinking about...
Thumbnail Lockette retiring from Seahawks The Seattle Seahawks are losing another skill-position player from last year’s team as receiver Ricardo Lockette is expected to announce his retirement...
Thumbnail Dolphins securing the D-Line The Miami Dolphins are trying to make a push for the playoffs and they aided that on Saturday by signing Cameron Wake to a two-year...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages