The players packed up their lockers, coach Hue Jackson summed up the season and the Oakland Raiders spent the day saying goodbyes instead of preparing for the playoffs.
The Raiders will have to wait another season to make the playoffs, extending their postseason drought to nine seasons after suffering a crushing loss to the San Diego Chargers, 38-26.
A season that has featured its share of emotional wins, crushing losses, the death of longtime owner Al Davis and a series of debilitating injuries comes down to this for Oakland: If the Raiders beat San Diego in the season finale and get some help, they’ll end an eight-year playoff drought.
Eliminated from playoff contention and with their coach and general manager possibly headed for the unemployment line, all the San Diego Chargers can do now is try to ruin rival Oakland’s season and avoid their first losing record since 2003.
Kyle Boller dropped back on Oakland’s first series and threw a pass to the left sideline that Kendrick Lewis intercepted and returned for a touchdown. Carson Palmer did the same to the right side to Brandon Carr in the fourth quarter.
The Oakland Raiders made a bold move to replace injured quarterback Jason Campbell on Tuesday, trading two high draft picks to the Cincinnati Bengals for Carson Palmer.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell broke his right collarbone against the Cleveland Browns.
With the game on the line and his mother in the stands, Buffalo Bills receiver David Nelson had one thought going over and over in his mind as he found himself wide open over the middle in the end zone.
In acts of violence reminiscent of a Giants fan beating outside of Dodgers Stadium on opening day, several violent acts have been reported outside and inside Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
The president of AEG says he’s spoken to officials from five pro football franchises about a possible move to Los Angeles.
Is this the last chance for pro football in Los Angeles?
With the Super Bowl just days away one question keeps popping up: Will the NFL come back to L.A. anytime soon?
The talk of a revitalized offense for the Oakland Raiders under new quarterback Jason Campbell and coordinator Hue Jackson has been put on hold after the exhibition opener.