Raiders Get No. 4 Pick
Oakland finished the 2014 regular season with a 3-13 record, the same record as the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville reportedly secured the third overall choice because of the strenght of scheule tiebreaker (the Jaguars at .514 and Raiders at .570).
Tampa Bay has the No. 1 pick followed by Tennessee with the second choice. Both teams finished at 2-14 but the Bucs earned the top pick based on strength of schedule) Bucs at .496 and the Titants at .506).
2015 Opponents Announced
HOME — Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings.
AWAY — Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions.
Dates and kickoff times will be announced by the NFL typically in April.
Reece Chosen For Pro Bowl
The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played Jan. 25 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
For the second consecutive season, players will be selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players. Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin will serve as alumni team captains for their Pro Bowl teams.
The Pro Bowl will be held prior to the Super Bowl for the sixth consecutive year.
For the 2015 Pro Bowl roster, please click Pro Bowl selections
With an interception against the 49ers on Dec. 7, Woodson moved into 11th place in NFL career interceptions. At the time, the former Michigan star had 59 career interceptions, one more than Hall of Famer Emmitt Thomas.
Opening Game Blahs
AFL Lives On
Along with the Raiders, the other seven AFL originals are:
Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Boston Patriots (now New England Patriots), Houston Oilers (now Tennessee Titans), Dallas Texans (now Kansas City Chiefs) Chiefs, New York Titans (now New York Jets) and Los Angeles Chargers (now San Diego Chargers).
To read about the history of the AFL, please click here