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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders fall short at end in prime-time showdown vs. Chiefs

Nov. 23, 2020 5:43 PM EST

Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders went toe to toe in splitting two games with Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. If the Raiders want to get another chance at Kansas City in the postseason, the offense will need to maintain its high level of efficiency while getting...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Carr's superb effort for Raiders not enough to top Mahomes

Nov. 23, 2020 1:54 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After Derek Carr led the Raiders to the brink of another victory over the defending Super Bowl champions, Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden described his quarterback as “almost flawless.” That's almost good enough to beat Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, but not quite....

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) warms up before an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Mahomes hits Kelce in last minute, Chiefs edge Raiders 35-31

Nov. 23, 2020 1:09 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even after Jason Witten's touchdown put the Las Vegas Raiders ahead with 1:43 to play, the mood on the Kansas City Chiefs' sideline was calm and cool. Not much can stop the Super Bowl champs lately. Not when they have the quarterback who makes everything go. “We’ve got...

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders add 7 more players to COVID-19 list

Nov. 18, 2020 5:33 PM EST

The Las Vegas Raiders have placed seven more players on the COVID-19 list as “high risk” close contacts with teammate Clelin Ferrell after he tested positive for the coronavirus. Ferrell, a starting defensive end, was placed on the list Tuesday following his positive test, along with defensive back...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates with inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (44) after defeating the Denver Broncos in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders' defense steps up to challenge during 3-game streak

Nov. 16, 2020 5:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden challenged the Las Vegas defense a few weeks ago after it was picked apart for 45 points in a loss to Tom Brady and Tampa Bay. The unit has responded the past three weeks and is a big part of the team’s three-game winning steak that has the Raiders in the thick of...

Raiders seek 3rd straight win when hosting Broncos

Nov. 12, 2020 12:26 PM EST

DENVER (3-5) at LAS VEGAS (5-3) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Raiders by 4 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Broncos 5-3; Raiders 5-3 SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 65-54-2 LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Raiders 16-15 on Dec. 29, 2019 at Denver LAST WEEK - Broncos lost at Falcons 34-27; Raiders won at Chargers 31-26...

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (96) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Chargers in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Gruden's plans showing signs of fruition in Year 3

Nov. 9, 2020 6:29 PM EST

The plan Jon Gruden had when he returned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders in 2018 is finally showing signs of fruition. After tearing the team down his first year and struggling through two losing seasons, Gruden has the Raiders in position to contend in the AFC halfway through Year 3 of his second stint with...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, left, celebrates with teammates cornerback Isaiah Johnson, center, and strong safety Johnathan Abram (24) after the Raiders defeated the Los Angeles Chargers in an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

No catch: Raiders outlast Chargers after replay review

Nov. 8, 2020 9:40 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders were the beneficiaries of another heartbreaking finish for the Los Angeles Chargers. Justin Herbert's pass to Donald Parham Jr. for a 4-yard touchdown on the final play was overturned after a replay review, and Las Vegas held on to beat LA 31-26 on Sunday....

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Gruden defends Raiders on coronavirus despite latest penalty

Nov. 6, 2020 5:25 PM EST

Coach Jon Gruden defended the way the Las Vegas Raiders have handled the coronavirus despite the organization being hit with a hefty penalty for violations from the league. A person familiar with the punishment said the team was fined $500,000, Gruden docked $150,000 and the team stripped of a sixth-round draft...

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

AP source: Raiders fined, docked pick for COVID violations

Nov. 5, 2020 10:24 PM EST

The Las Vegas Raiders and coach Jon Gruden have been fined a total $650,000 and docked a sixth-round draft pick for repeated violations of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. A person familiar with the punishment said Thursday the team has been fined $500,000, Gruden has been docked $150,000 and the draft pick...