Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

Lions QB Stafford to miss 5th straight game

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will miss his fifth straight game this Sunday when Detroit (3-8-1) visits the Minnesota Vikings (8-4). The 31-year-old Stafford is still recovering from a back injury sustained during the Lions' Week 9 loss at the Oakland Raiders. "It's something that was kind of a freak deal that happened and obviously got to take it in stride and listen to the doctors, my body, coaches, everybody, kind of figure out what's best," Stafford said Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs playing with fractured shoulder

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs may make a little history if he's named rookie of the year at the end of the season. The Raiders haven't had a player win the award in nearly 40 years. Running back Marcus Allen did it in 1982 when the franchise played in Los Angeles.

Titans-Raiders Preview

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders are moving in opposite directions heading into a stretch run. The Titans (7-5) have won five of six games since switching to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, turning a mediocre season into a promising one headed into Sunday's game against the struggling Oakland Raiders (6-6), who are one game behind Tennessee in the race for the final wild-card spot. ''I think guys kind of know what's at stake, know we need to win as many games as we possibly can to put ourselves in position to win the division and make this playoff run,'' Titans safety Kevin Byard said.

Ryan Tannehill: A “disservice” to focus on anything but this week

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

In the part before Ryan Tannehill was their starting quarterback, they were 2-4 and heading nowhere fast. In the part where Tannehill is their quarterback, they are 5-1 and trying to find a way into the postseason. Tannehill's play over those six games have led to discussions about potential starting jobs in 2020 after he took a one-year deal in Tennessee after a rough end to his time with the Dolphins.

Raiders offense looks to get out of recent rut

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

If the Oakland Raiders can't get their offense out of a recent rut, their playoff chances will end even before they play their final scheduled game at the Coliseum. What was one of the NFL's most efficient offenses over a long stretch that moved the Raiders into contention in the AFC West has struggled to get moving the past few weeks, leading to lopsided losses against the New York Jets and Kansas City. ''We've had a rough two weeks,'' Carr said Wednesday.

Titans’ Tannehill making most of 2nd time around as starter

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Ryan Tannehill is making the most of his second time around as a starter in the NFL. Since Tennessee made him the starter in mid-October, Tannehill is 5-1 and has helped the Titans (7-5) climb a game back of division leader Houston in the AFC South. Tannehill is second in completion percentage while connecting on 72.7% of his passes.

Mic’d Up: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes shares secret behind first TD run of 2019 | Week 13

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Hear how the Kansas City Chiefs reacted to Week 13 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

Amari Cooper says he wants to remain with Cowboys: ‘I love it here, I want to be here’

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

With rampant speculation over Amari Cooper's future in Dallas, the Cowboys Pro Bowl receiver looked to calm the waters on Monday. “If it ain't broke, don't fix it,” Cooper said. Dallas Morning News reporter Calvin Watkins paints a picture of Cooper as a player who has established roots with the Cowboys, thriving on the field since arriving in Dallas last season via trade from the Oakland Raiders.

True View: New angles of the Kansas City Chiefs’ top plays | Week 13

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Watch new angles of top plays from the Week 13 match up between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs, courtesy of Intel True View.

Mistakes doom Raiders in 2nd straight lopsided loss

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

The Oakland Raiders are greatly improved in coach Jon Gruden's second season back on the sideline. The Raiders (6-6) turned over the ball on their first two possessions, threw another interception that was returned for a touchdown later in the first half, and committed 12 penalties. ''The penalties, the turnovers, dropped passes, miscues have hurt us, and it's been a big factor I think in the last couple of weeks,'' coach Jon Gruden said Monday.