Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Raiders great, HOF DB Brown dies at 78 Hall of Fame defensive back and Oakland Raiders legend Willie Brown died Tuesday at age 78. Brown was named to nine Pro Bowls, earned five First Team All-Pro designations and won three Super Bowls, including two as a coach.

Raiders great, HOF DB Brown dies at 78

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Hall of Fame defensive back and Oakland Raiders legend Willie Brown died Tuesday at age 78. Brown was named to nine Pro Bowls, earned five First Team All-Pro designations and won three Super Bowls, including two as a coach. He helped the Raiders defeat the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14, with a 75-yard pick-six in Super Bowl XI.

Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown dies at age 78

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Willie Brown established the bump-and-run style of defense the Raiders used for decades, provided the iconic play in Oakland's first Super Bowl title, and impacted nearly every player who suited up for the team over the past half-century. Brown was the consummate Raider. The Hall of Fame cornerback who helped fuel the Raiders' success during 12 years on the field before becoming an integral part of the franchise during his post-playing career died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

Raiders great, HOF DB Brown dies at 78

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Hall of Fame defensive back and Oakland Raiders legend Willie Brown died Tuesday at age 78. Brown was named to nine Pro Bowls, earned five First Team All-Pro designations and won three Super Bowls, including two as a coach. He helped the Raiders defeat the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14, with a 75-yard pick-six in Super Bowl XI.

Raiders Hall of Famer Willie Brown dead at 78

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Legendary Oakland Raiders cornerback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown has died. He was 78. The Raiders released a statement Tuesday, calling Brown “an integral part of the organization through six decades.

Eddie Jackson says Bears lost their swagger

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

It's sad, because the type of players and type of team that we have is too good for that. So I feel like this is for us -- this is for us players to call on each other without the coaches Tuesday, to come in and just talk, just have a little players' meeting if we have to just to see what we have to do to get it rolling. The Bears' struggles on offense have dominated the conversation around this team in recent weeks, but the defense hasn't done its part in the last two losses.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. NFL roundup: Packers rout Raiders behind Rodgers' 6 TDs Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdown passes as the Green Bay Packers capped their fifth home game in seven weeks with a 42-24 dismantling of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Green Bay improved to 6-1 under first-year coach Matt LaFleur behind the biggest game of the season from Rodgers.

Raiders defense picked apart by Aaron Rodgers

Monday, October 21st, 2019

While Derek Carr's costly fumble reaching for the goal line at the end of the first half may have been the momentum changer, there wasn't much the Oakland Raiders offense could have done against Green Bay the way Aaron Rodgers carved up the defense. Rodgers had a flawless performance against an overmatched Raiders defense, throwing for 429 yards and five touchdowns while posting a perfect passer rating of 158.3 in the Packers' 42-24 victory Sunday. ''I think when you give up 430 yards passing and five touchdowns, it's everybody included,'' coach Jon Gruden said Monday.

Film Study: Plays that defined Week 7

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Rodgers made the mistake count double, firing a 37-yard touchdown to Jake Kumerow with 12 seconds before the half. That gave the Packers a 21-10 lead, which would balloon to 28-10 before the Raiders touched it again. With Oakland playing a form of Cover 2 with matchup principles, Rodgers started left, eyeing Geronimo Allison's seam route and Jimmy Graham's deep crosser.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Tiger Woods on Monday declared himself "right on schedule" after recent knee surgery as he prepares to return to competition at this week's Zozo Championship following two months on the sidelines. Speaking at his first press conference since an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee on Aug. 21, Woods left no doubt that he would be ready for Thursday's first round when the U.S.-based PGA Tour plays its first official-money event in Japan. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford became the fastest player to reach 40,000 NFL career passing yards on Sunday.