This day will be about the people of Raider Nation and their relationship with their team and the place it started calling home in 1966, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
The curtain is coming down Sunday on the Black Hole of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and will be raised at Allegiant Stadium in August.
A third-straight poor game from the Oakland defense has to put Paul Guenther’s future as coordinator in doubt.
The Raiders fell this time to the Titans before an unhappy crowd of 52,760 at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, where boos rained down on the team that will move to Las Vegas in 2020.
They are dying off, former players and coaches and even children of them, the Raiders having lost several souls of late. One by one, time passes and more funerals are held.
In 14 December games, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has carried 225 times for 1,176 yards and 14 touchdowns. He ran for 149 yards last week at Indianapolis.
If Jon Gruden wanted a status update on where his “program” is in the final month of his second season, he got it in the 40-9 loss to the Chiefs. They’ve got a long way to go.
The NFL had its game of the year on Sunday as the red-hot Ravens hosted the one-loss 49ers, and it did not disappoint. It could just be a Super Bowl preview and, if it is, sign us up.
This game presents the biggest coaching challenge for Jon Gruden since he left the broadcasting booth. His team is young, and its confidence was badly shaken last weekend.
As the days grow colder and weather becomes more of a factor, Jon Gruden needs to play to the team’s strength as a power running team.