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FILE - AFC defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, of the Los Angeles Chargers, watches during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the NFC, in Orlando, Fla., in this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, file photo. The Las Vegas Raiders have hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator with the task of turning around one of the league's worst units. Coach Jon Gruden decided to bring on the experienced Bradley on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, to fill that role Paul Guenther had for the first two-plus seasons on his staff before being fired in December. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Raiders hire Gus Bradley as new defensive coordinator

Jan. 12, 2021 3:07 PM EST

The Las Vegas Raiders hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday with the task of turning around one of the league’s worst units. Coach Jon Gruden decided to bring on the experienced Bradley to fill the role Paul Guenther had for the first two-plus seasons on his staff before being fired...

Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Hurts scratches his head on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Philly Special gives way to QB quagmire for Doug Pederson

Jan. 5, 2021 2:16 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Three years ago Doug Pederson was hailed as a genius after his “Philly Special” call resulted in backup quarterback Nick Foles catching the game-defining touchdown pass in the Eagles' first Super Bowl triumph, a 41-33 masterpiece against New England. Now, the Eagles coach is...

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Raiders miss playoffs for 3rd season under coach Jon Gruden

Jan. 4, 2021 6:06 PM EST

Jon Gruden’s third season back as coach of the Raiders looked an awful lot like his second with a strong start, disappointing finish and no playoff appearance once again. While the Raiders (8-8) did become more potent on offense and ended up winning one more game in their first season in Las Vegas, there...

Las Vegas Raiders block a field goal attempt by Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Derek Carr rallies Las Vegas Raiders to 32-31 win in Denver

Jan. 3, 2021 10:14 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — This time, Shelby Harris wasn't there to knock down Derek Carr's 2-point conversion pass in the closing seconds. Darren Waller hauled in Carr's 2-point conversion pass with 24 seconds left Sunday and Las Vegas rallied past the Broncos 32-31. Carr's revenge came three days after the Broncos...

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) makes a reception against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

TE Darren Waller closes in on Tim Brown's Raiders record

Jan. 1, 2021 4:12 PM EST

Darren Waller has come a long way in just over two years since the Raiders plucked him off Baltimore’s practice squad. After nearly ruining his career because of a drug addiction, Waller has turned into one of the game’s most productive tight ends and is closing in on the franchise record for...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws a pass while being chased down by Atlanta Falcons Jacob Tuioti-Mariner during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

NFL on pace to set scoring record in 2020 season

Jan. 1, 2021 2:09 AM EST

After getting gashed by Cleveland for nearly 500 yards and six touchdowns and still coming out on top in a high-scoring, back-and-forth thriller, Baltimore star linebacker Matthew Judon summed it up well. “That’s how football is, man,” he said after the Ravens won 47-42 on Dec. 14....

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) speaks with head coach Jon Gruden during the second half of an NFL football game Miami Dolphins, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)

Raiders, Broncos jockeying for draft position, not playoffs

Dec. 31, 2020 5:00 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos are jockeying for draft position, not the playoffs. The Raiders’ once promising season was derailed by five losses in the last six games following a 6-3 start, and their playoff hopes were extinguished by Jon Gruden’s dubious decision in...

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Jason Witten (82) runs against Miami Dolphins free safety Brandon Jones (29) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)

Jason Witten set to break all-time games mark for tight ends

Dec. 31, 2020 2:50 AM EST

When Jason Witten entered the NFL 17 years ago as a third-round pick in Dallas, his famously blunt coach, Bill Parcells, delivered him a simple message. “He taught me early on, reliability, dependability, consistency, that’s how you make it in this game,” Witten said Wednesday. “Those...

Ryan Fitzpatrick, quarterback de los Dolphins de Miami, es sujetado de la máscara por Arden Key, de los Raiders de Las Vegas, en el encuentro del sábado 26 de diciembre de 2020 (AP Foto/David Becker)

Curious calls by Sean Payton, Jon Gruden highlight Week 16

Dec. 29, 2020 5:25 PM EST

What was Sean Payton thinking? What was Jon Gruden thinking? In an eventful Week 16 that culminated with a first-round draft pick going from maskless to jobless and the New England Patriots getting swept for the first time in 20 years, two of the NFL’s most seasoned coaches made decisions that had football...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) speaks with head coach Jon Gruden during the second half of an NFL football game Miami Dolphins, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)

Another late-season collapse keeps Raiders out of playoffs

Dec. 28, 2020 5:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr will need to wait at least another year to make his first playoff appearance. Another late-game collapse on Saturday night sent the Las Vegas Raiders to their fifth defeat in six games with a 26-25 loss to Miami and elimination from playoff contention. “This one might be...