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Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Broncos and it continues with this season’s first two Saturday games. 12 more games will be played on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, [more]

Amari Cooper out this week, Obi Melifonwu out for year

Raiders second-round pick Obi Melifonwu‘s rookie season got off to a late start after he had knee surgery and his year is coming to an early end after another operation. Coach Jack Del Rio announced that the defensive back had hip surgery on Thursday and will not play again this season as a result. The [more]

Amari Cooper misses practice again, not expected to play

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper isn’t practicing again Thursday, via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He did not practice Wednesday either after tweaking his left ankle Sunday. Cooper is not expected to play this week against the Cowboys, via Gehlken. Cooper originally injured his ankle and was diagnosed with a concussion after a [more]

Derek Carr on Raiders’ struggles: “Put it all on me”

Derek Carr has a franchise-quarterback contract. But he’s not putting in a franchise-quarterback performance this year. And he’s willing to take the blame — which apparently becomes easier to do with a $25 million-per-year deal. “Put it all on me,” Carr told reporters on Wednesday. “It all starts with me. And I’ve got to do [more]

Jack Del Rio: I’d love to see us just let it rip

The Raiders flopped in Kansas City on Sunday as they spotted the Chiefs a 26-0 lead before getting on the scoreboard a couple of times in the fourth quarter. They cut the lead to 11 points, but couldn’t get any closer and the failure to start the game with the proper energy level was on [more]

AFC playoff picture: It’s showdown time

The Steelers rallied back on Sunday night to beat the Ravens, but the Patriots couldn’t do the same in Miami on Monday night. That means the Steelers have clinched a division title while the Patriots still need to put the finishing touches on the AFC East. It also means that the Steelers can wrap up [more]

NFL warns of “significant discipline” for any offensive conduct toward officials

Numerous incidents regarding players, coaches and officials in recent weeks has led the NFL to send a memo to teams to warn of severe penalties for continued abuse of officials. According to Kevin Seifert of, NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent sent a memo to all 32 teams on Monday saying there will be [more]

Derek Carr: We sucked today

The Raiders briefly threatened to make Sunday’s game against the Chiefs interesting, but their 15-point flurry in the fourth quarter wound up being too little and too late to make a difference in the final result. Kansas City won the game 26-15 after scoring the first 26 points of the game and left the Raiders [more]

Chiefs snap losing streak, stay on top in AFC West

The Chiefs did plenty of damage to their chances of winning the AFC West while losing six of their last seven games, but they aren’t out of rope yet. Kansas City came up with a strong performance at a moment where anything else would leave them with a losing record and no share of the [more]

The Chiefs are running away from the Raiders

The Raiders and Chiefs took the field with first place in the AFC West on the line, but only one of the teams has played like it through the first three quarters. The Chiefs have extended their lead to 26-0 in the third quarter on a Charcandrick West touchdown run that looked a lot like [more]

Chiefs stifle Raiders, lead 16-0 at halftime

The Chiefs need to snap their four-game losing streak to remain in control in the AFC West and they’ve done a good job of getting that win through the first 30 minutes of Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Kansas City scored points on their first four possessions of the first half and saw time run [more]

Ankle injury knocks out Amari Cooper with Raiders down 13-0

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper came into Sunday’s game as a question mark because of a right ankle injury, but got the green light to face a Chiefs team he scorched earlier this season. The Raiders offense isn’t scorching anyone right now, however, and Cooper’s out of the game. He got rolled up on a [more]

Chiefs go up 10 to kick off second quarter

The winner of Sunday’s game between the Chiefs and Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium will have at least a share of first place in the AFC West and the first quarter of the game ended with the Chiefs extending their lead to 10 points. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught a short pass from Alex Smith [more]

Week 14 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Colts at Bills Colts: C Ryan Kelly, TE Darrell Daniels, CB Rashaan Melvin, WR Donte [more]

Report: “Good chance” Amari Cooper plays on Sunday

For much of the week it looked like the Raiders would be playing without wide receiver Amari Cooper against the Chiefs on Sunday, but the outlook brightened on Friday. Cooper practiced for the first time since injuring his ankle and suffering a concussion on a hit by Broncos safety Darian Stewart in a Week 12 [more]

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