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Cousins seeks rebound from rough game as Vikes face Raiders

Sep. 19, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — During his nine-year hiatus from the NFL sideline, Jon Gruden evaluated players like he was still a coach, drawing particular attention as an analyst for ESPN for his one-on-one film breakdowns with quarterback prospects entering the draft. Kirk Cousins was one of those pupils. Though...

Raiders-Vikings Preview Capsule

Sep. 19, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

OAKLAND (1-1) at MINNESOTA (1-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Vikings by 8 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Oakland 1-1; Minnesota 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Raiders lead 10-5 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Raiders 30-14, Nov. 15, 2015 LAST WEEK —Raiders lost to Chiefs 28-10; Vikings lost to...

Suspension over, Richie Incognito rejoins Raiders

Sep. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders left guard Richie Incognito practiced for the first time Wednesday after returning from a two-game suspension and said he's anxious to play. He's just as eager to leave his long history of troubles on and off the field in the past. "The suspension's behind me, all the...

1 bad quarter overshadows 3 good ones for Raiders D

Sep. 16, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders held Patrick Mahomes and the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs in check for three of four quarters. It's what happened in the second quarter that doomed Oakland and exposed the wide gap between the Raiders and the defending AFC West champion Chiefs. The Raiders...

Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes continues to cover shortcomings

Sep. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes has won games for the Kansas City Chiefs without Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill, without a bell-cow running back or a defense capable of stopping just about anyone. He proved it once more on Sunday. With star wide receiver Tyreek Hill sidelined by a broken collarbone,...

Saints at Rams in rematch of disputed NFC title game

Sep. 14, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

Throw that flag. For those who have short memories — very short — the last time the Rams and Saints met was in the NFC championship game in the Big Easy. New Orleans was victimized by a blatant officiating non-call that led to a rules change allowing pass interference to be part of the video review...

End of an era: Raiders prepare for likely final dirt game

Sep. 13, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — It will be the end of an era of sorts this weekend in Oakland. Not that anyone figures to be mourning what should be the final NFL game ever played on a field with infield dirt, especially the players who have had to deal with the bad footing, ripped jerseys, scraped arms and legs...

Chiefs, Raiders missing big-play WRs heading into matchup

Sep. 12, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tyreek Hill streaking downfield for big receptions from Patrick Mahomes figured to be a major part of Kansas City's passing offense this year. The Raiders were counting on technician Antonio Brown to get open on intermediate and deep balls to provide a needed spark in Oakland. When...

Chiefs-Raiders Preview Capsule

Sep. 12, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY (1-0) at OAKLAND (1-0) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Chiefs by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Kansas City 1-0; Oakland 1-0 SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 65-53-2 LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Raiders 35-3, Dec. 30, 2018 LAST WEEK - Chiefs beat Jaguars 40-26; Raiders beat Broncos 24-16 AP PRO32 RANKING...

Raiders show skeptics they can compete without Antonio Brown

Sep. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders spent almost all of training camp and the week leading up to the season opener without star receiver Antonio Brown on the practice field. So while most outsiders figured his release two days before the opener would be as costly as last year's trade of pass rusher...