Countdown to Paydirt: Conference Championship Weekend

If you’re a fan of the NFL, this is a bittersweet weekend because you are getting a full day worth of football, but very agonizing if you expected your team to be in this spot and you begin to realize that the season is winding down. The New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers are in the final-four. Winners go to the Super Bowl. The losers lament a season that just fell short of being on the...

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Ten-year Anniversary of the ‘Tuck Rule’

ESPN posted a narrative from those involved on that fateful evening, when the Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots played through a snowstorm on January 19, 2002. The ‘tuck rule game’ brings back awful memories for fans of the Silver & Black and memorable moments for those that follow the Patriots. The setting, quality of play and outcome was stunning. Through the snow, the wind and exasperating elements of...

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How did some ex-Raiders fare on playoff Saturday?

Last weekend, several former Oakland Raiders were participants on wild-card weekend. How did some of those players/coaches perform on Saturday when the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers engaged in an epic 36-32 contest, and during the New England Patriots romp of the Denver Broncos. Aaron Kromer – Saints OL coach The Saints allowed three sacks and had constant pressure put on Drew Brees against a very tough and active 49ers...

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Five reasons why Oakland is in position for a playoff berth

Follow @sbreport The Oakland Raiders are one win and some help away from reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2002. It all boils down to one more game, but how did they get to this point? Here are five reasons why the Silver & Black have a shot at a post-season berth: Carson Palmer Plain and simple, trades of that magnitude featuring quarterbacks of his caliber just don’t happen during the regular season. Especially...

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AFC Playoff Picture heading into Week-14

It’s December, which means its put-up or shut-up time in the NFL. This is when the contenders make their move and the pretenders fall to the wayside. SBReport.net will take another look at the playoff contenders and pretenders in the AFC, until we hit the post-season. LOCKED-IN New England Patriots (9-3) Only injuries could derail their run for a first-round bye. But, as I stated a few weeks ago, Bill Belichick’s defense may be too...

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