Tag: Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders Got Hammered For A Tone-Deaf Statement From Mark Davis After The Derek Chauvin Verdict

The world of sports has featured numerous reactions to Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who murdered George Floyd, being found guilty on all charges on Tuesday afternoon. In addition to players from plenty of leagues expressing their relief over a police officer being held accountable for killing a Black man, teams across sports […]

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Henry Ruggs III Responds To Jerry Jeudy’s Claims He Lost A Race And Has Ideas for A New College Football Game

Henry Ruggs III is one of the fastest men in football, as he put up a 4.24 in the 40 at last year’s NFL Combine. While he was somewhat disappointed by that number, he’s looking to be more than just a speedster. In his first year with the Raiders, Ruggs had 26 catches for 452 […]

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Raiders Owner Mark Davis Has Agreed To Buy The WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces

One of the WNBA’s most promising and successful franchises has new ownership. Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis announced on Thursday that he has agreed in principle to purchase the team from MGM Resorts International, and the deal is pending approval from the WNBA Board of Governors. “I am excited to announce that I have […]

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Raiders Running Back Josh Jacobs Arrested, Charged With DUI After Single-Car Collision In Las Vegas

Photo: Daniel Shirey (Getty Images) On the field, Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders is a shifty running back whose reliability has gone unquestioned since he entered the league in 2019. But off the field, it sounds like the 22-year-old still has plenty of growing up to do after an unfortunate brush with the […]

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Randall Cunningham Is Back in the N.F.L. … as Raiders Chaplain

Despite his best efforts, Randall Cunningham just can’t retire from football. A former quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings, he tried walking away from the game twice, dabbling in a variety of activities to fill the void. “Going golfing and going to the movies, and concerts or boxing matches,” Cunningham said. “It got […]

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NFL Week 15 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

This game does not figure to be nearly as entertaining. The Jaguars (1-12) haven’t won a game since Week 1, and struggle on both sides of the ball. Having Baltimore as a two-touchdown favorite when you consider the team’s recent defensive struggles seems like a bit too much. Pick: Jaguars +14 Houston Texans at Indianapolis […]

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Can Any A.F.C. Team Catch the Chiefs?

The only real danger to the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs will be the Chiefs themselves. The defending N.F.L. champions have grown bored of terrestrial football lately. The Chiefs (who have already clinched the A.F.C. West) now strive to turn their games into inscrutable performance art installations, allowing inferior opponents to stay close while […]

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NFL Week 14 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m., Fox Line: Falcons -2.5 | Total: 49.5 This game should have a playground feel to it, as both offenses are more than capable of airing the ball out, and neither defense puts up much resistance. Justin Herbert, a rookie, has the Chargers (3-9) ranked fourth in the […]

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What Was the Jets’ Gregg Williams Thinking on His Final Play Call?

The dumbest N.F.L. play call ever? Some people think it came on Sunday, and it seems to have cost the Jets’ defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, his job. The Jets were looking to get the first win of their season against the Las Vegas Raiders at home. They were leading the game, 28-24, with 13 seconds […]

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Wentz Who?, Gregg Williams Is an Idiot and Other Takeaways from Week 13 of the NFL

Jalen Hurts #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to their game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 06, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.Photo: Stacy Revere (Getty Images) Hmmm. Where shall we begin? Wentz Hits the Bench and It Might Be Time to Bring the Pain Who’s the most expensive […]

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NFL Week 13: What We Learned

The Indianapolis Colts held on for a crucial win over the Houston Texans, the Cleveland Browns shocked the Tennessee Titans and the New Orleans Saints won yet again. But none of the early games on Sunday could match the excitement of a wild matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Jets in which Gang […]

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The Jets Stayed Perfect In The Trevor Lawrence Sweepstakes By Giving Up A Hail Mary To The Raiders

The New York Jets entered Sunday at 0-11 on the season, a game ahead of the 1-10 Jacksonville Jaguars for the first overall pick and, presumptively, the right to select Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence in next April’s NFL Draft. Both teams found themselves in the lead at various points on Sunday, as the two […]

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NFL Week 12: What We Learned

With the coronavirus sweeping through the N.F.L. at a greater extent than it had all season, Week 12 had an uneasy edge to it, with several teams having to cobble together solutions brought by player absences that resulted from positive tests and close contacts. The league soldiered on, however, getting all 12 of Sunday’s games […]

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NFL Week 11 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers take on one of the N.F.L.’s most stifling secondaries. Tennessee and Baltimore face off in a battle of struggling contenders. Kansas City looks for revenge against Las Vegas, and Pittsburgh tries to get to 10-0 for the first time in franchise history. There is a lot to like about this […]

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The Chargers Lost Another Heartbreaker As A Last-Second TD Was Overturned On Review

The L.A. Chargers have an incredible knack for playing in one-score games that come down to the wire, and, unfortunately for them, a propensity for losing those games in gut-wrenching fashion. Last week, it was seeing a fourth quarter lead evaporate to the Denver Broncos of all teams, as Drew Lock marched Denver to a […]

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Raiders and Jon Gruden Are Fined Again Over Virus Violations

The N.F.L. has fined the Las Vegas Raiders $500,000 and their head coach, Jon Gruden, an additional $150,000 and has taken away a late-round draft pick next year because of repeated violations of the league’s coronavirus protocols, according to a league employee who was not authorized to discuss the penalties publicly. The team, which had […]

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Jon Gruden And The Raiders Will Reportedly Be Fined And Stripped Of A Draft Pick For COVID-19 Violations

On the field, the 2020 NFL season has been reasonably kind to Jon Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders. In the team’s first season in their new home city, the Raiders have a 4-3 record that includes victories over Super Bowl contenders like the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints. However, the Raiders have […]

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NFL Week 9 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

After several upsets last week, the N.F.L. was left with a few top-tier contenders (Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Tampa Bay, Seattle) and a wide middle zone of teams that can surprise you on any given week. And, of course, the Giants and the Jets are bringing up the rear. Here’s a look at N.F.L. Week 9, […]

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N.F.L. Punishes Titans for Their Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

The N.F.L. has fined the Tennessee Titans $350,000 for their handling of the largest outbreak of coronavirus infections this season that forced the league to reschedule a dizzying array of games. The league, though, did not suspend anyone associated with the Titans, including their coach and general manager, or players who were seen on video […]

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NFL Week 7 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The N.F.L. somehow got through a rash of facility closings last week without having to delay any games, which was a hopeful sign that the league had found a way to chug along despite the ongoing concerns about the coronavirus. This week, the league may not be as lucky. With the Las Vegas Raiders having […]

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NFL Week 5: Results and Highlights From Sunday’s Games

Sunday got off to a rocky start when the N.F.L. announced it would delay this week’s game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots because of continuing issues with the coronavirus. The decision led to a cascade of changes in the coming schedule, and is sure to be a frequent topic of conversation […]

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NFL Will Implement Video Monitoring to Ensure Coaches and Players Are Following Coronavirus Protocols

Photo: Maddie Meyer (Getty Images) After two games were postponed as a result of players contracting COVID-19, the NFL has announced new protocols to combat the spread of the virus. Advertisement According to CNN, one of those new protocols is the implementation of a video monitoring system in training facilities. The league explained that the […]

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N.F.L. Adds New Covid-19 Protocols to Keep Season on Track

Working overtime to keep its season intact, N.F.L. officials on Monday afternoon introduced additions to existing coronavirus protocols established with the players’ union following a call between the league office, team owners, general managers and head coaches. N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the changes included the introduction of a leaguewide video system to monitor whether […]

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NFL Week 4 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

The N.F.L.’s nearly perfect record in containing the coronavirus took a major hit when multiple members of the Tennessee Titans tested positive following last week’s win over Minnesota. Now, a huge matchup between Tennessee and Pittsburgh — both of which are 3-0 — has been delayed indefinitely and the rest of the league will be […]

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N.F.L.’s New Two-Minute Drill: Juggling a Coronavirus Outbreak

Football is a game tightly controlled by a clock. Yet through the spring and summer, the N.F.L. had something most coaches and players covet: time. The league was in its fallow period when the coronavirus pandemic in March forced other sports leagues to shut down in midstream. The N.F.L. made its April draft and summer […]

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Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings Close Facilities After the Coronavirus Decides It Won’t Let the NFL Be Great

Cutouts of fans are afixed to seats before the game between the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Stephen Maturen (Getty Images) The coronavirus needs to chill. It’s killed the entertainment industry, irreparably harmed our global economy and has even infiltrated one of our […]

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NFL Week 3 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Sunday’s games are an appetizer at best. Even a terrific matchup like the Los Angeles Rams facing the Bills in New York seems like a snoozer when the matchup between Kansas City and Baltimore awaits on Monday night. But the league still plans on playing the other games, and there should be some good ones […]

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N.F.L. Embraces Gambling With Las Vegas Raiders

The “Autumn Wind” is still a Raider, but he’s no longer blustering in from the sea. Instead, as John Facenda of N.F.L. Films might intone in his oft-heard dramatic reading of the poem synonymous with the Raiders franchise, he has taken his hooded sash and silver hat and moved to the desert in Las Vegas. […]

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