Skulls, masks, spiked shoulders, face paint, bared teeth, chains and macabre imagery capable of leaving even those with the thickest of skin quaking in their cleats.
Each fall, the blood-curdling coterie makes its home in the same spot, waiting for the arrival of their next victims and providing them an alternative definition of the Sunday Scaries. Collectively, they taunt and terrorize unwelcome visitors under a moniker befitting of their reputation: The Black Hole.
Yes, Raiders fans are a scary bunch. Who needs Halloween when you can dress up like monsters and spook the opposing team and its fans on a weekly basis?
For those too afraid to gaze into The Black Hole with their own eyes, we’ve curated a slideshow of the most fearsome fans.
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Raiders Have To Be Aware Of Jamal Adams, Le'Veon Bell - VIDEO
Like the 0-9 Bengals last week, the Raiders can't overlook the 3-7 Jets who are starting to gather momentum, winning their last two games. The Jets are getting healthy and have talented players such as safety Jamal Adams and running back Le'Veon Bell making them a dangerous team that could play spoiler to the Raiders playoff hopes.
Raiders Cleaning Up Penalties For Playoff Push - VIDEO
The Raiders are looking to clean up their penalties in all three phases of the game and not negate the plays that go for big yardage while they fight for the right to play in the postseason.
Raiders Rookies Look To Continue Impressive Season Against Jets - VIDEO
Raiders rookie defensive end Maxx Crosby had four sacks and forced a fumble in Sunday’s win over the Bengals and Josh Jacobs is close to eclipsing 1000 yards on the season. None of this comes as a surprise for Jon Gruden and the Raiders coaching staff who hope Crosby, Jacobs and the rest of the rookie class continues to play this way on Sunday against the Jets. (Le'Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Lead NFL In Turnover Differential Over Last 3 Weeks - VIDEO
The Raiders have a +5 turnover differential over the past three games which leads the league. This differential is a part of the reason the team is 3-0 and looking towards the playoffs if they continue to produce. (Le'Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders safety Johnathan Abram goes house hunting in Las Vegas - VIDEO
In the latest edition of One-on-One Johnathan Abram traveled to Las Vegas to go house hunting with his wife Br'iAnna and his daughter Harlee in preparation for the team's move to Las Vegas next season.
Raiders Taking Pride In Player Development - VIDEO
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden knew once he took over the team that there needed to be changes made regarding player contracts and the teams salary cap. The Raiders have since then brought in a ton of young talented players to play alongside veterans that will put all of them in a position to shine.
Raiders Sign Linebacker Preston Brown - VIDEO
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden announced on Monday that the team signed veteran linebacker Preston Brown. Gruden also mentioned other veteran players such as Curtis Riley and Dion Jordan and their contributions for the team. (Le'Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Another Defensive Stand Earns Raiders Third Straight Win - VIDEO
The Raiders won their third straight home game with yet another clutch performance by the defense, when cornerback Trayvon Mullen intercepted Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley late in the 4th quarter. (Le'Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Family Environment Aids In Raiders Success - VIDEO
After emerging victorious on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, many of the Raiders, including one of the newest additions DJ Swearinger, spoke to the environment that the organization provides and how it becomes evident on the field. (Le'Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders' Defense Steps Up in 17-10 Victory Over Bengals - VIDEO
The Raiders beat the Bengals 17-10 in the last of their 3-game home stretch in Oakland. The defense played a huge part in the win, as defensive end Maxx Crosby secured 4 sacks and cornerback Trayon Mullen secured the game win with an interception. Vegas Nation host Cassie Soto and Vegas Nation podcast host Heidi Fang break down the win and who on the team stepped up in the victory.
Raiders Not Concerned With Stats Just Execution - VIDEO
The Raiders emerged victorious in their game against the Cincinnati Bengals 17-10 on Sunday. The team did not take the win-less Bengals lightly, a message they preached all week and continued to echo after the game. (Le'Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Hope Clelin Ferrell Continues Upward Trend - VIDEO
The Raiders are hoping rookie defensive end Clelin Ferrell cotniues to improve on his recent game performances. LaMarcus Joyner is out for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Daryl Worley and Nevin Lawson look fill the gap left by the injured defensive back.
Raiders' Incognito Recalls Incident Similar to Browns-Steelers Brawl - VIDEO
After Thursday's game between the Browns and Steelers saw a brawl between Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolf, Richie Incognito recalls a similar indecent from earlier in his career. Jon Gruden expects DJ Swearinger and Dion Jordan to go on Sunday against the Bengals.
Bengals Impress Raiders Coaches Despite Win-less Record - VIDEO
The focus this week for the Raiders is making sure not to over look the win-less Cincinnati Bengals for this Sunday's game. Despite the Bengals record, they do have impressive players.
Raiders Look to Take Advantage of Bengals Run Defense - VIDEO
With the Bengals being last in the NFL in terms of run defense and record, the Raiders are looking to capitalize on rookie running back Josh Jacobs already impressive season.
M Resort plans to offer gameday experience with Raiders partnership
The Raiders and M Resort entered into a 10-year partnership as announced at a press conference Wednesday. Raiders president Marc Badain called the hotel the team's "home away from home" and M Resorts general manager Hussain Mahrous said the hotel, new team store and Raiders Bar & Grill will provide a great gameday experience for fans. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
M Resort, Raiders announce partnership
The M Resort announced on Wednesday that they are the official team headquarters hotel of the Raiders. Raiders president Marc Badain and M Resort general manager Hussain Mahrous announced the partnership at a press conference in Henderson. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Allegiant Stadium District Possibilities- Video
Allegiant Stadium, the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders, is well on its way to making its completion date of late-July 2020. As for the surrounding area, known as the Stadium District, plans are now in motion to develop the industrial area into a place where fans can potentially enjoy game-day activities.
Raiders Are Not Overlookng Winless Bengals - VIDEO
The Raiders are making sure to stay focused this week to avoid what would be an upset to the 0-9 Cincinnati Bengals. While the Bengals have not won a game this season Jon Gruden is making sure the Raiders do not take them lightly. (Le'Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Dion Jordan Practices, Gruden Declines Comment on Kaepernick - VIDEO
The Raiders brought in former first-round pick defensive end Dion Jordan after placing Arden Key on IR. Jon Gruden declines comments on the Colin Kaepernick workout taking place this Saturday as the team prepares for the Bengals.
Injuries Persist as Raiders Prepare for Bengals - VIDEO
The Raiders have dealt with the injury bug all season and this week is no different. safety Karl Joseph has been placed on IR, and cornerback LaMarcus Joyner is awaiting an injury designation as the team prepares to take on the Cincinnati Bengals. (Le'Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Bring in Safety D.J. Swearinger, Place Karl Joseph on IR - VIDEO
In Thursday's win against the Los Angeles Chargers, Raiders safety Karl Joseph was injured on the game clinching interception. The team placed Joseph on injury reserve and brought in D.J. Swearinger to help fill the gap. (Le'Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Thanksgiving Set to Be Milestone Date for Allegiant Stadium, Raiders - Video
Thanksgiving will be a big day for Allegiant Stadium, the future home of the Raiders, as two major accomplishments are set to be hit by this date.
Raiders Win Second Thriller in 5 Days - VIDEO
The Raiders beat the Chargers 26-24 in the teams' second game in 5 days. The Raiders were able to stall Phillip Rivers and the Chargers offense in the final moments to seal the victory. (Le'Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders' Short Week Ends In Victory, Beat Chargers 26-24
The Raiders beat the Chargers 26-24 in their second game in 5 days. Once again Karl Joseph and the Raiders defense came up big sealing, the game on an interception. (Le'Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders' Defense Comes Up Big in Win Over Chargers, 26-24 - Video
The Raiders beat the Charges 26-24 in the Thursday Night Football divisional matchup. The defense played a huge part in the win, as safety Erik Harris nabbed two interceptions for his team including a pick-six. Vegas Nation host Cassie Soto and Vegas Nation podcast host Heidi Fang break down the win and how the defense really stepped up against a division rival.
Raiders aim to stay ahead in AFC West | Vegas Nation Red Zone
The 4-4 Raiders are coming off a 31-24 win against the Detroit Lions in what was the first of a three-game home-stand in Oakland.
Up next, the Silver and Black will look to keep their spot in second in the AFC West as they face the Los Angeles Chargers (4-5) on a short week.
The Chargers are also coming off of a win against the Green Bay Packers. The team was able to hold Aaron Rodgers and company to just 11 points and will look to build off of that performance.
Review-Journal sports columnist Ed Graney and show host Heidi Fang give a preview of the matchup, recap the Raiders win over the Lions and give an update on injuries heading in to the Thursday game.
Allegiant Stadium, Raiders Announce Ford Dealers as the Official Automotive Partner - Video
Allegiant Stadium and the Raiders have announced that the Desert Ford Dealers will be the Official Vehicle of the Raiders when the team debuts in Las Vegas in 2020. There are five Ford dealerships in Las Vegas: Ford Country, Friendly Ford, Gaudin Ford, Rush Truck Center, and Team Ford. Vegas Nation host Cassie Soto and Stadium Insider Mick Akers discuss the partnership announcement, as well as find out if Raiders players will only be driving Fords in the future.
County Approves Allegiant Stadium Sign Proposal - Video
The Clark County Zoning Commission has approved the Raiders’ request for waivers to development standards for signs planned for Allegiant Stadium. Vegas Nation host Cassie Soto and Stadium Insider Mick Akers discuss the delays that led up to the approval, as well as speak to Raiders President Marc Badain about the news.
1-on-1 With Johnathan Abram: Halfway Through The Season - VIDEO
Personal seat licenses for Raiders almost sold out - VIDEO
Personal seat license sales (PSL) for the $2 billion 65,000 fan-capacity domed Allegiant Stadium are about 96 percent sold, with the sales process expected to wrap up by Thanksgiving. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Spend $28 Million on new parking areas - VIDEO
The Raiders have spent $28 million on new parking locations on Valley View Boulevard between Reno and Tropicana avenues. (James Schaeffer/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Steel cables will hoist roof at Allegiant Stadium - VIDEO
Stainless steel cables are being put into place at Allegiant Stadium to begin the process of putting the roof on the 65,000-seat stadium in Las Vegas. Stadium Chief Operating Officer Don Webb explains how the cables will be used to get the roof put on the future home of the Raiders and UNLV football. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)