Figuring out Raiders' playoff chances

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Figuring out Raiders' playoff chances

KANSAS CITY -- With their 16-13 overtime victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Raiders kept their playoff hopes alive, especially when it comes to their own division title plans.The Raiders are 8-7, same as Denver, which lost at Buffalo, 40-14.Essentially, the Raiders need to beat San Diego at the O.co Coliseum and the Broncos have to lose at home to Kansas City.

But should both the Raiders and Broncos win next week the Broncos would win the division based on the third tie-breaking procedure for two teams in the same division -- best won-lost-tied percentage in common games. And because the Broncos beat Miami, while the Raiders lost to the Dolphins, the Broncos would be crowned division champs.If both the Raiders and Broncos lose next week, then we'd have a three-way tie between the Broncos, Raiders and San Diego at 8-8. In that scenario, the Broncos would win the division by virtue of the third-tie-breaker within a division between three-or-more clubs -- best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.The Raiders still have hopes of a wild-card berth, as well, but would need to win and for Cincinnati to lose at home to Baltimore. According to a Tweet from the NFL Network's Rich Eisen, "Figuring out AFC wildcard is messy, but: CIN wins, they're in. If DEN wins West and OAK still wins and it's OAKCINNYJTEN at 9-7, it's OAK."

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.