Overshadowed in the 2012 draft, it's time to give Ryan Tannehill his due. The second-year QB has grown up fast while leading the Dolphins to the brink of the playoffs.
Former UConn standout Sio Moore could prove to be the big play specialist that Oakland has been searching for at linebacker. The third-round pick is one of several standouts in what might be the draft class that helps rebuild the Raiders' mystique.
The Raiders won four games and missed the playoffs for the 10th straight season, but they still had some star power. Here are the 2012 RapidReports MVPs for the Raiders.
The Raiders will try to cap what has been a nightmare season with a victory, but what really matters is the performance of second-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who will make his first NFL start.
The Raiders spotted the Panthers a 7-0 lead, then lost starting QB Carson Palmer to a rib injury late in the first quarter. Thanks to a strong defensive effort, the Raiders stayed close for much of the game, but ultimately lost 17-6, falling to 4-11 with one game left to play.
The Raiders are coming off a 15-0 shutout of Kansas City. They'll try to win back-to-back games for the second time this season and win on the road for just the second time, too.
Raiders MLB Omar Gaither and RB Mike Goodson has seen firsthand what QB Cam Newton can do as members of the Panthers last season.
The Raiders pitched their first shutout since Dec. 28, 2002, when they beat the Chiefs 24-0 Sunday at the Coliseum. Oakland improved to 4-10 and snapped a six-game losing streak, winning for the first time since Oct. 28 when it beat the Chiefs 26-16 at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Raiders and Chiefs have little to play for, having long been eliminated from the playoffs, except maybe the loser has a better shot at the top pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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