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    AFC playoff picture: Raiders' road fraught with difficulty

    Three straight losses have dropped the Raiders from the AFC wild-card leaders to a playoff long shot, likely needing to go at least 5-1 the rest of the way. 
    Raiders' Amari Cooper: Drops are 'a big deal'
    Oakland Raiders rookie Amari Cooper on recent drops issue: 'When you're a receiver, you're supposed to catch the ball.' 

    Raiders say they aren't worried about Amari Cooper slump
    Rookie receiver Amari Cooper was only targeted four times Sunday in Detroit, but Oakland confident it's just a small blip. 

    NFL finds a clothing choice it can live with
    Packers' James Jones won't be fined for wearing a hoodie under his jerssey Sunday 

    Raiders notebook: Missed opportunity frustrates Del Rio
    The most exasperating part of the Oakland Raiders' third straight loss for coach Jack Del Rio was having the Detroit Lions right where they wanted them, only to come up empty.

    Purdy: Cooper mysteriously absent from Raiders offense
    Oakland Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper caught exactly one pass Sunday -- for a 4-yard gain; For the Raiders, the Almost-No-Cooper offense does not work as well as the Much-More-Cooper offense.  

    Raiders pass rush still productive without Aldon Smith
    Smith was suspended by the NFL last week, but even without the dominating presence the Oakland defense had four sacks in an 18-13 loss to the Detroit Lions 

    Offense abandons Raiders in deflating loss to Detroit Lions
    Detroit Lions' 18-13 win over Oakland puts Raiders' playoff aspirations in jeopardy. 

    Raiders' Del Rio should've challenged would-be Crabtree catch
    Michael Crabtree declined to speak to reporters after the game, but surely would've had his catch confirmed by replay. 

    Purdy: Quick reactions to Raiders' loss to Detroit Lions
    Mark Purdy breaks down what the Oakland Raiders' loss means. 

    Raiders playoff hopes dealt blow with 18-13 loss to Detroit Lions
    DETROIT -- The Raiders were sleepy and stagnant at the start Sunday, with their offense failing to score in the first half of a game for the first time since the season opener. 

    Raiders' Jamize Olawale has special role with team
    Olawale, 26, mainly special teams player, is coming off his most extensive use as a running back with five rushes for 25 yards and three catches for 35 yards. 

    Raiders aren't looking past 2-7 Detroit Lions
    The Oakland Raiders know the Detroit Lions could be dangerous because of quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson.

    Live updates: Raiders vs. Lions
    Get in-game analysis Sunday morning as the Raiders face the Lions in Detroit at 10 a.m. 

    Raiders' run defense had better stop the Lions
    Oakland Raiders have yielded 458 rushing yards in last two games, but now they face a Detroit Lions team that is dead-last in the NFL when on the run. 

    NFL policy hamstrings Raiders from watching over Aldon Smith
    Smith won't be able to be at the facility with his teammates, join in meetings, be on the sideline during games or talk to his coaches. 

    Raiders' Carr, Woodson caught off-guard by Aldon Smith suspension
    Said Oakland quarterback Derek Carr: 'When we signed him, I thought it was done with.' 

    Purdy: Aldon Smith has a year to think about his transgressions
    But why did NFL drag out punishment for Smith? 

    Raiders' Aldon Smith suspended for a year by NFL
    Aldon Smith gets one-year suspension under personal conduct policy. 

    Did pass-happy Raiders abandon the run?
    Quarterback Derek Carr completed 29 of 43 passes for 302 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against Vikings. 

    Raiders report card: Minnesota Vikings
    Bay Area News Group beat writer Jimmy Durkin evaluates how the Raiders (4-5) graded out in their 30-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings (7-2).  

    Drummond: Clock ticking for Oakland Raiders stadium deal
    Oakland officials are under the gun to return to the NFL with an Oakland Raiders stadium plan.  

    Raiders notes: Rare special teams breakdown proves costly
    Cordarrelle Patterson's 93-yard TD return changed the game in Oakland's 30-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings 

    Purdy: Vikings' Bridgewater gets better of Raiders' Carr
    Derek Carr passed for more yards and touchdowns, but Minnesota's Teddy Bridgewater made the better decisions, which played a key role in Oakland's loss. 

    Raiders defense doesn't catch up to Vikings' Adrian Peterson
    Peterson gashes Oakland's defense for 203 rushing yards including an 80-yard touchdown dash in the fourth quarter. 

    Raiders take another step backward with loss to Vikings
    Since losing the opener, the Oakland Raiders have alternated two-game winning streaks with two-game losing streaks.

    Kawakami: Raiders just not good enough quite yet
    Raiders' 30-14 loss to Minnesota at the Coliseum shows same pattern: Better, still not good enough. 

    Raiders' rush to relevance dealt 30-14 blow by Vikings
    Oakland's second-straight loss drops them back below .500 as it prepares for consecutive road games at Detroit and Tennessee. 

    Thompson: Raiders know die-hard fans will follow them anywhere
    Even if Oakland isn't in the future, Raider Nation knows no geographical bounds. 

    Raiders owner Mark Davis denies talks with Eddie DeBartolo
    Former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo issues his own statement contradicting a report he has plans to return to NFL ownership. 

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    Alternative gifts: Tips for meaningful holiday giving

    Dreading holiday gift shopping? Here are readers' ideas for gifts that are unique and meaningful. 
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    Rosie O'Donnell: Donald Trump's presidential bid a 'nightmare'

    With a long history of animosity, will Rosie O'Donnell calling Donald Trump's presidential bid a nightmare set off another round of insults?