Following prolific careers at the University of Alabama, wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III are now starters as NFL rookies. As both players prepare for week three tilts, we take a look at their production and outlook up to this point.
The idea has merit: Take teams you don’t expect to be in the playoff chase and stick them in prime time early in the schedule. That’s what the NFL has done by placing Cincinnati at Cleveland last week, and this Thursday night, it’s Jacksonville hosting Miami. Denver and the Jets get the honor next week […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The problems the Raiders had scoring the previous three seasons haven’t been an issue through two games. Derek Carr has been in command of the offense, helping Las Vegas post back-to-back 34-point games on the way to the team’s fourth 2-0 start in the past 25 seasons following a 34-24 win […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two more NFL head coaches and their teams have been fined for not wearing masks on the sideline. A person with knowledge of the punishment said Tuesday that Jon Gruden of the Raiders and Sean Payton of the Saints were each fined $100,000 for not wearing masks on the sideline on […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders delivered a performance worthy of their fancy new home. Too bad none of their fans were able to see it in person. Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t […]
The Raiders (1-0) will host the New Orleans Saints (1-0) on Monday night when they get to show off Allegiant Stadium to the world more than three years after getting approval to move from Oakland to Las Vegas.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Josh Jacobs ran for 93 yards and three touchdowns, Derek Carr threw for 239 yards and a score and the Las Vegas Raiders hung on to beat the Carolina Panthers 34-30 on Sunday to spoil Matt Rhule’s coaching debut. Jacobs’ 6-yard run around the right end with 4:14 left put the […]
It’s Labor Day weekend, when every team has a perfect record and spouts optimistic claims of reaching untold heights, energizing their fan base. Some of them actually might be on target. Others are dreaming. Of course, when you haven’t lost a game yet, why not? Here are recipes for a tasty season or an inedible […]
Johnathan Abram’s physical play and loud talking made him a player Jon Gruden felt would be a tone-setter for the Raiders defense last season. Instead, the rookie safety injured his shoulder in the season opener and didn’t play again last season. Now Abram is one of several second-year players poised for a breakout season in […]
Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota should be entering the primes of their careers right now. The top two picks in the 2015 draft were expected to be the faces of the franchise in Tampa Bay and Tennessee, and the star quarterbacks. Instead they are entering their sixth seasons in the NFL as backups in New […]