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Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mykal Walker (43) hits Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. Carr through an interception on the play. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Gruden compares lopsided Raiders loss to oral surgery

Nov. 30, 2020 7:14 PM EST

Coach Jon Gruden didn’t feel any better rewatching the Las Vegas Raiders lopsided loss at Atlanta than he did when he saw it in person. The five turnovers, 141 yards in penalties and a couple of defensive breakdowns that added up to the 43-6 loss to the Falcons on Sunday have a way of doing that....

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means (55) celbrates hitting Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) causing a fumble during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 43-6. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons show plenty of pride after 0-5 start, coach change

Nov. 30, 2020 4:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After losing their first five games and firing the head coach, the Atlanta Falcons had every reason to throw in the towel on this season. Give them credit for still showing up most every week. The Falcons (4-7) are riding high after their best showing yet, a 43-6 dismantling of the Las Vegas...

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (23) celebrates his rushing touchdown with Robert Woods (17) during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

The Latest: 49ers, Rams tied at 20 late

Nov. 29, 2020 6:59 PM EST

The Latest on Week 12 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 6:55 p.m. Robbie Gould kicked a 44-yard field goal to pull San Francisco into a 20-all tie with the Los Angeles Rams with 3:11 left in the fourth quarter. The 49ers squandered a 17-3 lead in the second half. The Rams scored on a fumble return and then took a...

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mykal Walker (43) hits Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. Carr through an interception on the play. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Gruden apologizes to 'Raider nation' after ugly loss in ATL

Nov. 29, 2020 6:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Gruden felt an apology was appropriate after his Raiders set season highs for penalties, turnovers and sacks allowed. The Las Vegas coach also was looking to quickly erase Sunday's 43-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. “I apologize to the Raider nation and really compliment the...

The Las Vegas Raiders bench watches as Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones intercepts a Derek Carr pass and returns it for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton

Jones returns pick for TD, Falcons rout Carr, Raiders 43-6

Nov. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Deion Jones took off the other way, raising the ball in the air long before he got to the end zone. Derek Carr watched the pick-six unfold from his knees, slamming the turf in disgust after another dreadful mistake. It was the best of days for Jones and the Atlanta Falcons. It couldn't get...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The Latest: Wake Forest pausing football activities

Nov. 28, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest is pausing all football team activities until at least Wednesday because of recent positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. The announcement came shortly after the Atlantic Coast Conference said the Demon...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a pass against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

On Football: NFL QB quandaries from coast to coast

Nov. 28, 2020 10:54 AM EST

The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. Right at the top are Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields and Florida's Kyle Trask, depending on who (likely all) become eligible for the 2021 draft. BYU's Zach Wilson and North...

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) tries to break a tackle by Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Cory Littleton (42) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Raiders getting at least 1 starter back from COVID list

Nov. 27, 2020 5:48 PM EST

The Las Vegas Raiders will get back at least one of the starting defensive players who missed last week’s game on the COVID-19 list. Linebacker Cory Littleton is set to play on Sunday when the Raiders (6-4) visit the Atlanta Falcons (7-3). Defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell is also a possibility to play. ...

New Orleans Saints strong safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) tries to tackle Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley (21) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

RB Todd Gurley (knee) out for Falcons game vs. Raiders

Nov. 27, 2020 4:43 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley will miss Sunday's game against the Las Vegas Raiders because of a knee injury. Gurley was ruled out on the final injury report Friday after failing to practice all week. It's not clear when he was hurt, but he's had chronic issues with...

Raiders, Falcons both look to bounce back from losses

Nov. 27, 2020 4:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (6-4) at ATLANTA (3-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS OPENING LINE — Pick-em RECORD VS. SPREAD — Raiders 7-3; Falcons 4-6 SERIES RECORD — Tied 7-7 LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Raiders 35-28 on Sept. 18, 2016, in Oakland LAST WEEK — Raiders lost to Chiefs 35-31; Falcons lost to...