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  1. Numbers dont lie: Charles Woodson getting better

    Bill Williamson

    Is Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson actually getting better? It was a topic during the 2014 season. As we review the season, it is pretty obvious that Woodson, is improving. How could a player in his 17th season do this? Well, just check out...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  2. Tony Sparano, in bid to be Raiders coach, hangs hat on youth

    Bill Williamson

    Tony Sparano made a point to talk about the number of young players to contribute this season as he stumps to be the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders. "We have started to set a little bit of a standard here and has started to pave the road, ...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  3. Derek Carr by the numbers

    Bill Williamson

    Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr started every game this season and produced well. Here are some key numbers he put up in his first NFL season: He has thrown the second-most completions (348) by a rookie in NFL history, passing Andre...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  4. Prediction: Denver Broncos will beat Oakland Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    I picked the Raiders to upset the Buffalo Bills in Week 16 and they came through. But I just can't ride them again this week in Denver against the Broncos in a very meaningful game for the home team. The numbers just don't seem to favor the 3-1...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  5. Number crunching: Raiders' chances of going 0-16 is slim

    Bill Williamson

    In ESPN's latest NFL Power Rankings, the 0-4 Oakland Raiders are ranked No. 32, while the 0-5 Jacksonville Jaguars are No. 31. Yet, according to (via ESPN Stats & Information), the Raiders have a smaller chance to finish 0-16 th...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  6. Anthony Dixon resists numbers game

    Bill Williamson

    What is a number worth? To Chris Kluwe, it was worth an ice cream and a plug for his band. To the Oakland Raiders, it was worth annoying a player. To Anthony Dixon, it is priceless. The San Francisco 49ers running back turned down $24,000...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  7. AFC West salary-cap checkpoint

    Bill Williamson

    At this point of the offseason, salary-cap totals don't mean nearly as much as they did three months ago. But I know there is always interest in cap numbers -- so, thanks to the invaluable John Clayton, I have gotten ahold of the latest figure for ea...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  8. AFC West teams: NFL salary cap update

    Bill Williamson

    Via the great John Clayton, I have some updated NFL salary cap numbers for each AFC West team. Remember, the salary cap is always fluid, so this is more of a guide of where each team stands as free agency moves to the second phase. Denver Broncos ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  9. AFC West: More or Less

    Bill Williamson

    After running the numbers, pro football writer John Clayton arrived at a win total for every team in the division for 2012. Is the figure too high, too low or spot on? DENVER BRONCOS: I'm not surprised Clayton has Denver pegged to win the...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  10. By the numbers: Best in the West

    Bill Williamson

    Here is a look at the division leaders in some key statistical categories after Week 4: Passing yards Player: Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers Yards: 1,286 What does it mean: It's significant that Rivers didn't throw an interception in W...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  11. Joyner: Raiders are for real

    Bill Williamson

    KC Joyner knows football. He knows trends and he can crunch a number with a maestro's touch. Joyner doesn't think the Oakland Raiders are going anywhere ... other than, perhaps, the playoffs. In an Insider piece, Joyner explains why he thinks the Ra...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  12. Oakland Raiders respond

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders released a statement on why they abstained to the vote on the collective bargaining agreement. The rest of the NFL voted 31-0 in the vote. Here is the team's statement: "We have profound philosophical differences on a number...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  13. Thirteen is Jason Campbell's lucky number

    Bill Williamson

    OAKLAND -- Three weeks ago, Jason Campbell was being compared to JaMarcus Russell, another Oakland Raiders whiff at quarterback. Sunday, he was the catalyst behind ending The Streak. In one of the most wild and entertaining games of the young N...

    Blog | October 10, 2010
  14. Around the AFC West: 30 just a number for LT

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by staff Denver Broncos The Denver Post's Woody Paige weighs in on ESPN The Magazine's recently unveiled Ultimate Standings. Kansas City Chiefs Is the spread offense dead in Kansas City? Not completely. A look at how t...

    Blog | July 03, 2009
  15. Solving problems through the draft

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson ESPN's Stats & Information has provided some numbers that help break down some issues for each AFC West team. The shortcomings could hint at the direction the teams will go at some point in the draft. ...

    Blog | April 08, 2009
  16. Best in the AFC West, by the numbers

    Bill Williamson

    Posted by's Bill Williamson Here is a look at the AFC West leaders in a few categories after Week 13: Passing yards Jay Cutler, Denver Broncos The numbers: He has thrown for 3,393 yards.What does it mean? Cutler is the leading yardage pas...

    Blog | December 03, 2008