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No anthem kneelers during Sunday’s early games

The controversy that will continue to ebb and flow and wax and wane and cause certain politicians to periodically piss and moan has died down, at least for now. Via a roundup compiled by ESPN.com, no players kneeled or sat for the national anthem during Sunday’s early games. On Thursday night, Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters [more]

Jaguars promote Jaydon Mickens

The Jaguars promoted first-year wide receiver Jaydon Mickens from the team’s practice squad. To make room on the roster, the Jaguars waived first-year wide receiver Max McCaffrey.   Mickens originally signed with Oakland as an undrafted rookie on May 12, 2016, and spent the entire 2016 season on the Raiders’ practice squad. He was waived [more]

Report: Marshawn Lynch will appeal suspension

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will appeal his one-game suspension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. A hearing is expected early next week. The league suspended Lynch for leaving the sideline Thursday night during an on-field skirmish and then shoving an official. Unless Lynch wins his appeal, he will miss the Raiders’ Oct. 29 [more]

Marshawn Lynch suspended one game for shoving official

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended one game for shoving an official during Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs. The NFL announced on Friday evening that NFL V.P. of Football Operations Jon Runyan issued the suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct. “You made deliberate physical contact with one of our game officials as he was [more]

Officials shouldn’t “let them play” late in game, if they’re committing fouls

There’s a common misconception in sports like football and basketball that, late in games, officials swallow the whistle and/or bury the flag. Some players and coaches factor that thinking in to their approach to late-game scenarios. The Chiefs may have done that last night, to their chagrin. Why should the rules that apply for the [more]

NFL reviewing Marshawn Lynch ejection, but no discipline for sitting in stands

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is looking at NFL discipline for running onto the field and shoving an official on Thursday night. But he won’t face league discipline for his actions afterward. Lynch was spotted sitting in the stands later in the game, a bizarre action for a player who’s been ejected. NFL rules require [more]

Should Jared Cook’s late touchdown have been upheld?

Thursday night’s fantastic finish was nearly a lot less fantastic. And if the home team hadn’t scored on the second untimed down after the expiration of the clock, Raiders fans would have been shouting plenty of “F” words other than fantastic. Before the series of three straight penalties that resulted in the game-winning touchdown, tight [more]

If Marshawn had been available, would the Raiders have run from the one?

The memorable finish to last night’s Chiefs-Raiders games could have been more memorable if running back Marshawn Lynch had been available to play. After the touchdown catch by tight end Jared Cook became, via replay review, first and goal from just outside the goal line, the Raiders would have had a decision to make, if [more]

Donald Penn: Marshawn was trying to protect cousin Marcus Peters

When Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sprinted off the sideline to join a scuffle that started after Raiders offensive linemen Donald Penn and Kelechi Osemele took offense to Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hit Derek Carr late, the immediate thought was that Lynch was also upset about the hit. Lynch wound up being ejected for grabbing [more]

Amari Cooper: Huge night for me and for team

One of the constants during the first six weeks of the Raiders season was subpar production from wide receiver Amari Cooper. After two seasons leading the way for the Raiders passing game, Cooper was in a major rut. He had a three-game stretch with four catches for 23 yards and only had 18 catches for [more]

Andy Reid bites his tongue about officiating in Chiefs loss

Some questionable calls went against the Chiefs in their 31-30 loss to the Raiders last night, but Kansas City coach Andy Reid didn’t want to talk about it afterward. A long touchdown catch by Amari Cooper was initially flagged for offensive pass interference, but the officials decided to pick up the flag without explaining why. [more]

Marshawn didn’t leave the stadium following his ejection

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch made an early exit from Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs. He did not make an early exit from the stadium. Contrary to multiple reports that Lynch made like a tree and got out of the Oakland Coliseum after he ran in from the sidelines to defend quarterback Derek Carr, [more]

Raiders set to break ground on new stadium in Las Vegas

While the Raiders earned their best victory of the season Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, plans continue to progress regarding their future home in Las Vegas. According to Richard Velotta of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders are set to break ground on their new stadium just off the Las Vegas [more]

Derek Carr to Michael Crabtree touchdown gives Raiders walk-off win over Chiefs

In perhaps the wildest game of the year so far, Derek Carr led the Oakland Raiders on an 85-yard scoring drive in the final 2:25 to steal away a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Carr completed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with no time remaining to tie the [more]

Alex Smith throws third touchdown of game, 15th of season

Alex Smith threw 15 touchdowns last season. His 15th touchdown pass of this season came in the third quarter Thursday. His career high was the 23 touchdowns he threw in 2013. The Raiders took a 21-20 lead on the first possession of the second half, with DeAndre Washington scoring on a 4-yard run to complete [more]

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