Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

Jackson hesitates in naming Mayfield as Browns’ starting QB

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Baker Mayfield led the Cleveland Browns to their first win in 635 days, but head coach Hue Jackson refused to name him as the starting quarterback just yet. Mayfield came into the game late in the second quarter against the New York Jets on Thursday with Cleveland trailing 14-0 after regular QB Tyrod Taylor was forced out with a concussion. The Browns face the Oakland Raiders in Week 4, but Jackson told reporters he would have to assess footage of the Jets match before confirming his starter.

Hue Jackson not ready to name Baker Mayfield his starting quarterback, has to ‘watch the tape’

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Baker Mayfield led the Cleveland Browns to their first win in 635 days on Thursday night, beating the New York Jets 21-17. The rookie completed 17-of-23 passes for 201 yards and even caught a two-point conversion in the win. Yet Browns coach Hue Jackson

NFL Week 3 previews for Sunday

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Carson Wentz will be back in action for the Eagles on Sunday. (Getty Images) Here’s a look at the Week 3 matchups, including the broadcasting TV network for each game. You can also livestream games within your market on the Yahoo Sports App (IOS and Android

Colin Kaepernick’s attorney hints quarterback could sign soon: ‘Next week, there may be some news’

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Is Colin Kaepernick really close to signing with a team? At least one person close to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick believes the quarterback will play in the National Football League again. When asked whether he thinks Kaepernick will play again this season, Geragos responds with, “I would just say stay tuned.

Derrick Johnson not concerned about Raiders pass rush

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Middle linebacker Derrick Johnson isn't as troubled as most people seem to be by the Oakland Raiders' lack of a pass rush. ''Don't get me wrong, sacks help big time but red zone defense is a big part of being a really good defense. Oakland's pass rush, or lack thereof, has been heavily scrutinized since the team traded 2016 defensive player of the year Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears a week before the season opener.

Gruden says he can pronounce Tannehill, but can he stop him?

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

With this week's game preparations completed for the Oakland Raiders, coach Jon Gruden is confident he knows the Miami Dolphins' playbook, personnel and pronunciations. ''He always pronounced my name funny: 'Tanney-hill,''' the Dolphins quarterback recalls with a laugh. ''I called him that on Monday Night Football a time or two,'' the Raiders' first-year coach says.

Rams, Chargers vie for L.A. supremacy

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Not since 1994 have two NFL teams from Los Angeles clashed on the field in a regular-season game, but the Rams and Chargers will change that when they launch a new era of Southern California football on Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The first-ever Horns vs. Bolts Battle of Los Angeles will pit a pair of teams with plenty of optimism, not to mention momentum as both are coming off Week 2 victories. The Rams (2-0) have taken just two weeks to look like an elite team in the NFC, shaking off some offseason rust in Week 1 to defeat the Oakland Raiders behind a strong second half, and then crushing the Arizona Cardinals 34-0 on Sunday in an all-around effort that showed few weaknesses.

Raiders-Dolphins: Gruden seeks first win in 3,584 days

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The Oakland Raiders visit the Miami Dolphins Sunday in the Wannabe Bowl at 1 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium. The Raiders (0-2) wannabe winners, especially to add some joy to the Gruden II era for Jon Gruden, whose last victory as a head coach in the NFL was Nov. 30, 2008. The Bucs lost their last four games and he was fired.

Carr showing progress for Raiders under Gruden’s coaching

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Derek Carr took a big step from his first game under coach Jon Gruden to game No. 2. Instead of throwing the ball too often to the opposing team, Carr completed passes at a record-setting pace in last week's loss at Denver that gave the Oakland Raiders hope that the offense under Gruden is progressing in a way that should pay dividends soon. Carr completed 29 of 32 passes against the Broncos after throwing three interceptions in a season-opening loss to the Rams.

NJ probes FanDuel refusal to pay $82K on wrong football odds

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

New Jersey gambling regulators are investigating whether FanDuel's sports book should pay out more than $82,000 to a man who was given exorbitant odds for the Denver Broncos to win Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Anthony Prince of Newark made his bet and was handed a ticket at incredible 750-1 odds with about a minute left in the game, as the Broncos trailed by 2 points on their final drive. Denver kicked a field goal with 6 seconds left to win 20-19, capping a second half comeback that started with the Broncos down 12-0.