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The Athletic's Jimmy Durkin, Vic Tafur, Ted Nguyen, and Tashan Reed offer Raiders coverage, commentary, interviews and more. You can listen to the State of the Nation podcast twice a week at theathletic.com/podcast/stateofthenation

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The Athletic's Jimmy Durkin, Vic Tafur, Ted Nguyen, and Tashan Reed offer Raiders coverage, commentary, interviews and more. You can listen to the State of the Nation podcast twice a week at theathletic.com/podcast/stateofthenation

    Raiders look to keep things rolling vs Jack Del Rio & the WFT

    Raiders look to keep things rolling vs Jack Del Rio & the WFT

    Jimmy, Vic, Tashan and Ted are ready to talk some Silver & Black and their upcoming game vs the WFT in Vegas on Sunday. Raiders former Head Coach Jack Del Rio has the Washington Defense ready to try to shut down his old team. Washington's defense has been playing pretty good the last 4 games and the guys talk about what they have done differently to turn things around. They talk about how if the Raiders come out playing how they did vs the Cowboys they should be able to win this game. The guys give out some injury updates on a few players on each side of the ball. They take questions and give their predictions for Raiders-WFT.

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    • 36 min
    Week 12 Postgame- Raiders beat the Cowboys in OT 36-33

    Week 12 Postgame- Raiders beat the Cowboys in OT 36-33

    The guys talk about the Raiders Overtime 36-33 win vs the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Raiders end a 3 game losing streak with the win vs Dallas. Raiders will be back at home vs the WFT on Dec 5th.

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    • 36 min
    Week 11 Postgame- Bengals hand the Raiders their 3rd straight loss in a dominating 32-13 win

    Week 11 Postgame- Bengals hand the Raiders their 3rd straight loss in a dominating 32-13 win

    The boys break down the Bengals 32-13 win in Vegas vs the Raiders in Week 11. It's the Raiders 3rd straight loss as they fall to 5-5 on the season. The Raiders have a few days to try to regroup as they head down to Dallas to take on the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and the guys give a mini preview of turkey day game.

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    • 41 min
    Is the upcoming game against the Bengals a must-win for the Raiders?

    Is the upcoming game against the Bengals a must-win for the Raiders?

    Jimmy, Vic, Tashan and Ted talk about if the upcoming game on Sunday vs the Bengals is a must-win game for the Raiders. The Raiders are looking to bounce back after a brutal loss to the Chiefs. The guys talk about if the Raiders lose to the Bengals are they headed towards another 2nd half collapse. They talk about how the offense needs to improve and involving Waller more would be a big key to that. They give an update on some injured players. They talk about how the Raiders & Bengals have a lot of things in common. They break down if they think the game vs Cincy is a must-win for the Raiders. And they take some questions and give their predictions for Raiders-Bengals in Vegas on Sunday.

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    • 43 min
    Week 10 Postgame- Mahomes and the Chiefs dominate the Raiders 41-14

    Week 10 Postgame- Mahomes and the Chiefs dominate the Raiders 41-14

    The guys break down the Raiders 41-14 loss to the Chiefs on SNF at Allegiant Stadium. Raiders couldn't slow down Mahomes and the Chiefs offense. Raiders look to get back on track next week when the Bengals head to Vegas to take on the Silver & Black next Sunday.

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    Raiders make some roster moves as they prepare for a very important game vs the Chiefs on SNF

    Raiders make some roster moves as they prepare for a very important game vs the Chiefs on SNF

    Jimmy, Tashan, Vic and Ted talk about the Raiders very important game vs the Chiefs on SNF. The Raiders made a few roster moves to start the week. The Raiders released former 1st round pick Damon Arnette over social media posts, amongst other incidents. Another failed draft pick from the Raiders front office and the guys talk about if GM Mike Mayock might be on the hot seat. To bolster their offense, the Raiders signed speedy WR DeSean Jackson and the guys talk about how he will fit into the offense. The Raiders prepare for the Chiefs coming into town to play on SNF. They talk about what is going on with KC's usually potent offense. They take questions and give their predictions for Raiders-Chiefs on SNF.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

MickVanV ,

Best Raiders Podcast You’ll Find

Funny, insightful, honest. Never takes itself too seriously.

shea307 ,

Two Stars

I used to love listening to the State of the Nation pod. Mostly for Vic. I enjoyed when they had Ted on features. But now there’s too many voices, Tashan sounds like he’s whispering into the mic and Jimmy is about the least desirable person in the raider universe I could think of. No longer a listener. Stick with Vic and one other guy.

0010010 ,

Vic might be done

Basically just too negative. We understand that you guys consider yourselves journalists and want to maintain some objectivity, but this pod too often devolves into hosts just making fun of the team and the fans.

Vic is too busy laughing at himself to offer anything useful and the others just follow his lead.

Ted clearly knows more about the game than the other three combined and it’s almost worth listening just for his analysis. He’d be better off with a project of his own where he doesn’t have to put up with the jaded, bitter Athletic crew.

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