In win-now culture of NFL, patience can still be a virtue (The Associated Press)

When the Oakland Raiders lost the first 10 games in general manager Reggie McKenzie’s third season back in 2014, fired his hand-picked coach and fell to 11-37 under his leadership, few would have questioned owner Mark Davis had he made a change. Instead, Davis stuck with McKenzie , and is receiving the dividends for his patience this season. Oakland (12-3) is back in the postseason for the first time since 2002, with a chance to wrap up the AFC West on Sunday.