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Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) celebrates after scoring during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs showing off receiving skills

Sep. 17, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

Josh Jacobs was handed an assignment after a stellar rookie season at running back for the Raiders. As well as Jacobs ran the ball last year, he wasn’t nearly as effective as a receiver and the Raiders hoped he could show significant improvement in year two. After one game this season, Jacobs is showing...

Las Vegas Raiders players warms up during an NFL football training camp practice at Allegiant Stadium, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Raiders set for Las Vegas debut vs. Saints in empty stadium

Sep. 17, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

The only thing missing when the Las Vegas Raiders get the chance to show off their shiny new stadium will be the fans. What was supposed to be a big celebration of the NFL’s arrival in Las Vegas has been dampened a bit by the decision not to allow fans at Raiders games this season in response to the...

Raiders play 1st home game representing Las Vegas vs. Saints

Sep. 17, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (1-0) at LAS VEGAS (1-0) Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, ESPN/ABC OPENING LINE - Saints by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Saints 1-0; Raiders 1-0 SERIES RECORD - Tied 6-6-1 LAST MEETING - Raiders won at Saints 35-34, Sept. 11, 2016 LAST WEEK - Saints beat Buccaneers 34-23; Raiders beat Panthers 34-30 AP PRO32 RANKING...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr celebrates after a touchdown by Josh Jacobs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Deep throws help open up the Raiders offense

Sep. 17, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

When the Las Vegas Raiders used their first draft pick on speedy receiver Henry Ruggs III, the hope was it would open up an offense that struggled to deliver big plays the past few seasons. The early returns are promising. An early deep shot from Derek Carr to Ruggs got the Raiders offense moving in the season...

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) celebrates after scoring during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Raiders' 2nd-year players step up in season-opening win

Sep. 14, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

The linchpin to the Raiders' rebuilding process under coach Jon Gruden are the team’s three first-round picks from 2019. So perhaps it was fitting they all played such key roles in the team’s first win since moving to Las Vegas. Josh Jacobs ran for 93 yards and three touchdowns, Johnathan Abram...

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, right, runs past Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Bravvion Roy during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Panthers' offense shows promise, defense needs work

Sep. 14, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While the Carolina Panthers' offense showed promise in the team's 34-30 season-opening loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, its young, inexperienced defense clearly has some work to do. The Panthers, who started three rookies on defense, allowed the Raiders to score on six of their first...

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) celebrates after scoring during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Jacobs runs for 3 TDs as Raiders hold off Panthers 34-30

Sep. 13, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Comparisons to all-time greats are a dangerous business. Raiders coach Jon Gruden apparently doesn't care. Josh Jacobs followed his strong rookie season by running for 93 yards and three touchdowns, Derek Carr threw for 239 yards and a score, and the Las Vegas Raiders hung on to beat...

It's the "Las Vegas" Raiders opening vs. rebuilding Panthers

Sep. 10, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LAS VEGAS (7-9) at CAROLINA (5-11) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Raiders by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Raiders 8-8; Panthers 6-9-1 SERIES RECORD - Series tied 3-3 LAST MEETING - Raiders beat Panthers 35-32 on Nov. 27, 2016 in Oakland RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (13), PASS...

FILE - Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) prepares to throw a pass during an NFL football training camp practice Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. The Raiders play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Sept. 13.(AP Photo/John Locher, Pool, File

Raiders look to boost scoring with more dynamic playmakers

Sep. 9, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

The Raiders have the ingredients in place to have a more dynamic offense. The stellar offensive line returns all five starters, Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller emerged as dynamic playmakers last season and rookies Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards have upgraded the receiver corps. Now the question is whether that...

Raiders ready for debut season in Las Vegas

Sep. 8, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (7-9) New faces: WR Henry Ruggs III, LB Cory Littleton, DT Maliek Collins, CB Damon Arnette, LB Nick Kwiatkoski, WR Bryan Edwards, TE Jason Witten, QB Marcus Mariota, DE Carl Nassib, LB Raekwon McMillan, WR Nelson Agholor, S Jeff Heath. Key losses: LB Tahir Whitehead, CB Daryl Worley, S Karl...