Latest Jon Gruden News

Raiders start long road stretch with 34-14 loss to Vikings

Sep. 22, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For a team already on the way out of Oakland, set to move to Las Vegas next year, hitting the road for such a long stretch will hardly be the biggest challenge to face the Raiders in a season already filled with setbacks. Well, the first of six straight weeks without a game at home sure...

NFL rushing leader Cook leads Vikes romp past Raiders 34-14

Sep. 22, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Each of Dalvin Cook's first two seasons was interrupted by injury, and the Minnesota Vikings were subsequently much more driven by the pass. His skill set no longer under wraps, Cook has given this Vikings a clear and old-school identity. Cook cruised past the 100-yard mark for the third...

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...

High-flying offenses to meet when Ravens visit Chiefs

Sep. 19, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs have been the talk of the NFL for months, their innovation and points-a-plenty style making them one of the league's most entertaining offenses. They might not even be the best one on the field Sunday. That's because for all the...

Cowboys' Quinn faces former team in return from suspension

Sep. 18, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive end Robert Quinn wasn't sure how to respond when asked if he had talked to any of his former teammates in Miami as he prepares to make his debut for the Cowboys against the dismantled Dolphins. "A lot of the guys," Quinn said, pausing to chuckle, "a lot of the guys are...

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...

Raiders' defense torched by Mahomes in 2nd-quarter barrage

Sep. 15, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adding speed to the defense to match up with Kansas City's dynamic playmakers was a priority this offseason for the Oakland Raiders. For one dizzying stretch in the second quarter the improved defense couldn't catch up, leading to four long touchdown passes by Patrick Mahomes that...

Mahomes' 4 TDs in 2nd quarter lead Chiefs past Raiders 28-10

Sep. 15, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the dynamic Kansas City Chiefs offense got all of the production they needed in a breathtaking second quarter. Mahomes bounced back from the first scoreless opening quarter of his career in the regular season by throwing four touchdown passes in a near-perfect...

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...