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  1. Old-school players advance in Madden vote

    Bill Williamson's SportsNation "Madden NFL 25" cover vote is in the second round. The old-school AFC West players are faring way better than three new-school players from the division. Denver linebacker Von Miller was the only current player from the div...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  2. AFC West foes tough for 'Madden' cover

    Bill Williamson

    The "Madden NFL 25" cover vote is now on in SportsNation. This year, there is a new-school and old-school competition. In the new-school vote, there are some tough assignments for some AFC West players. San Diego's Antonio Gates is a No. 16 ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  3. Marcus Allen ends rift with Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Marcus Allen is mending fences with the Oakland Raiders. In a cool and overdue development, CSNBayArea is reporting that the Hall of Fame running back will light the team's ceremonial flame that honors the late Al Davis. The flame is lit before ho...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  4. Poll results: Allen runs by Tomlinson

    Bill Williamson

    Longevity and Super Bowl hardware led the way. In a surprising landslide, Marcus Allen crushed LaDainian Tomlinson in our poll, asking readers to name the best running back in AFC West history. As of 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, Allen received 64 percent...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  5. Poll: Marcus Allen or LaDainian Tomlinson?

    Bill Williamson

    Who is the greatest running back ever to play in the AFC West? It is either Marcus Allen or LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson recently retired with the San Diego Chargers after re-signing with them. He played with San Diego from 2001-2009 before p...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  6. Where do Tomlinson and Allen stand?

    Bill Williamson

    Who is the best running back in NFL history? How about the AFC West? ESPN's SportsNation has a ranking poll with 15 of the greatest running backs of all time. The poll is in conjunction with the retirement of LaDainian Tomlinson. He hung 'em up...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  7. Final Word: AFC West

    Bill Williamson

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 14: Can the Oakland Raiders beat the Green Bay Packers at their own game? The 12-0 Packers are winning because they have perhaps one of the most dangerous passing games in the history of the NFL. If the Raiders...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  8. Al Davis' greatest hits

    Bill Williamson

    Let's look at some of the biggest moves Al Davis -- who died Saturday at the age of 82 -- made since he joined the Raiders in 1963. We'll go in chronological order: Hiring John Madden: This set the program in motion. Davis and Madden were a great ...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  9. McFadden has become a complete player

    Bill Williamson

    When the Oakland Raiders took Darren McFadden with the No. 4 overall draft pick in 2008, the general consensus was that they would be getting a Reggie Bush-type tailback. A game-breaker at Arkansas, McFadden had the look of a player who would be a...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  10. Best Raiders Team Ever: 1976

    Bill Williamson

    Notable players: QB Ken Stabler, FB Mark van Eeghen, WR Fred Biletnikoff, WR Cliff Branch, TE Dave Casper, OT Art Shell, G Gene Upshaw, DL John Matuszak, DL Otis Sistrunk, LB Phil Villapiano, LB Ted Hendricks, CB Willie Brown, S George Atkinson, S Ja...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  11. Five questions with Ice Cube

    Bill Williamson

    ESPN's 30-for-30 film "Straight Outta L.A." premieres Tuesday night. The film centers on the Los Angeles Raiders and their influence on the city and the culture of Southern California in the 1980s. It was made by rapper/actor Ice Cube. He is a Los...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  12. Chiefs are looking at Fargas

    Bill Williamson

    It wouldn't be the second coming of Marcus Allen leaving the Raiders for Kansas City, but the sight of Justin Fargas in Chiefs' red likely won't be a happy thought for some Oakland fans. FargasYet, it's a possibility. The San Francisco Chronicle i...

    Blog | March 07, 2010
  13. All-time top RBs in the AFC West

    Bill Williamson

    It is a historic time in the AFC West. The release of San Diego running back LaDainian Tomlinson is a big deal. Yes, we knew it was coming, and yes, Tomlinson is no longer a top back, but his departure from San Diego has to be a time of reflection...

    Blog | February 23, 2010
  14. Evening notes: LT to Kansas City?

    Bill Williamson

    The Kansas City Star wonders if LaDainian Tomlinson would be a good fit for the Chiefs. Tomlinson is expected to be cut by the Chargers soon. Hey, if Marcus Allen ended up a Chief, why couldn't Tomlinson? He would backup Jamaal Charles in Kansa...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  15. AFC West: Top five Super Bowl plays

    Bill Williamson

    Using John Clayton's top 10 Super Bowl plays as inspiration, I'm going to list my top five Super Bowl plays involving AFC West teams. I only considered plays from the six Super Bowls AFC West teams won. AFC West teams have participated in 14 of th...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  16. Derrick Thomas joins special list

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson Saturday, Kansas City outside linebacker Derrick Thomas became the ninth person who spent the majority of his career in the AFC West to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this decade. Here is a look...

    Blog | January 31, 2009