The Cowboys, Raiders, Colts and Bolts -- yes, the Chargers -- look primed to rise
The Raiders have nailed their early-round draft picks the last two years, and another successful draft this April could mean the playoffs. What prospects and positions might they target in the 2016 NFL Draft?
The shakeup at the top of the draft with the Rams at No. 1 could sting the San Francisco 49ers most, considering their desire to land a top quarterback in the first round. Armed with 12 picks, what direction will first-year coach Chip Kelly suggest for San Francisco?
The Raiders are fortifying their pass rush, despite Aldon Smith's issues away from the field.
By opening their wallet to lure in pricey free agents like Kelechi Osemele, Bruce Irvin and Sean Smith, the Raiders have fans in Oakland dreaming of the playoffs. Given the presence of young stars Derek Carr, Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, the Silver and Black may indeed be back.
Yes, the Raiders have enjoyed a transformative offseason, beefing up their talented roster. Why stop now? Do what it takes to go land Muhammad Wilkerson before the draft.
New coach Chip Kelly and GM Trent Baalke provided some clues as to how they hope to turn around a 49ers franchise that has sunk to the NFC West cellar.
Smith was arrested after a DUI this summer and reportedly violated the substance abuse policy yet again.
Ben Roethlisberger has already missed four games this season because of an MCL injury to his left knee, and he's sidelined again after suffering a mid-foot sprain in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
The Panthers are for real (could run the table!) and much more from the week that was.

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