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Maxx Crosby named AFC defensive player of the week

No player was more individually dominant than Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby last week. The rookie had four sacks in last week’s win against the Bengals. That would have been enough, but he also forced a fumble, helping the Raiders stay in the playoff mix at 6-4. They’re relying on young players at a number [more]

Vegas currently sees a Patriots-Saints Super Bowl

The folks at the Westgate Superbook have updated their Super Bowl odds. And they currently project a matchup of the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl LIV. The Saints are 7/5 favorites to win the NFC title, and the Patriots are 6/5 favorites to win the AFC Championship. Elsewhere in [more]

Antonio Brown is hoping for a decision “very soon”

Lost in the Myles Garrett and Colin Kaepernick sagas of last week was the fact that Antonio Brown had his interview with the NFL last Thursday in South Florida. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brown remains hopeful that a decision will come “very soon.” There’s a sense of optimism from Brown’s perspective [more]

Jon Gruden on rookies: We keep challenging, they keep responding

The Raiders boosted their rebuilding process in April with nine draft picks, including four in the first two rounds, and their Week 11 win over the Bengals showed how well that process went for the team. Fourth-round pick Maxx Crosby had four sacks, first-round pick Josh Jacobs ran for 112 yards, fourth-rounder Foster Moreau caught [more]

AFC playoff picture: A change atop the AFC South

The Colts were on the outside looking in at the playoffs at this time last week, but their positioning looks a lot better after Week 11. They beat the Jaguars on Sunday while the Texans lost to the Ravens, which led to Indianapolis leapfrogging Houston into first place in the AFC South. They’ll get a [more]

Raiders sign Preston Brown, put Dwayne Harris on IR

Preston Brown was liberated from the winless Bengals last week, and has found himself in the middle of the playoff chase. Via Scott Bair of NBCSportsBayArea.com, the Raiders have signed Brown, the day after beating his old team. To make room for him on the active roster, they’re placing wide receiver Dwayne Harris on injured [more]

NFL moves Chiefs-Raiders to later kickoff in Week 13

The Raiders have won three straight games to push themselves into the scrum for playoff spots in the AFC. They’ve also pushed themselves into a more attractive time slot for their Week 13 game. The Raiders will be in Kansas City to face the Chiefs that week and the NFL announced that the game has [more]

Maxx Crosby finally “got to the quarterback” on Sunday

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden elected to punt on a fourth-and-eight from the Bengals 33-yard-line with two minutes to play in Sunday’s game and he told reporters after the 17-10 win that he made that choice because he believed in his defense. It didn’t take long for the defense to pay back that trust. Maxx [more]

Auden Tate tweets he’s “good” after being carted off

Bengals receiver Auden Tate flew back to Cincinnati with his teammates Sunday night, Ben Baby of ESPN reports. Tate later tweeted he was OK after leaving the field on a stretcher. “I’m good, y’all,” Tate wrote. Tate injured his neck after a 20-yard completion in the fourth quarter. He gave a thumbs-up multiple times after [more]

Raiders beat winless Bengals, improve to 6-4

The Raiders are still in the playoff race. And the Bengals are still in first place in the race for the first overall pick. Although Cincinnati made it closer than most were expecting today in Oakland, the Raiders ultimately earned a hard-fought 17-10 victory over the Bengals. The win improves the Raiders to 6-4 and [more]

Vontaze Burfict sounds off, after having his name invoked in the Myles Garrett case

Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict had refused to talk to reporters in the aftermath of the 12-game suspension that ended his 2019 season after only four games. After the egregious non-football act that ended Browns defensive end Myles Garrett‘s season after 10 games, Burfict’s name instantly surfaced, largely by way of comparison to Garrett. And that [more]

Week 11 injury report roundup

Week 11 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win (and a few other things) by the Browns and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday [more]

Jon Gruden on upset watch with winless Bengals rolling in

When you’re playing a team that’s apparently not tanking but sure looks like they are, you have to go to great lengths for motivation. Perhaps even to other sports. Raiders coach Jon Gruden wanted to make sure his Raiders didn’t overlook the 0-9 Bengals Sunday, so he referenced the University of Evansville’s upset of No. [more]

Bengals add Geno Atkins to injury report, A.J. Green remains out

The Bengals had a new addition to their injury report Thursday: Defensive lineman Geno Atkins did not practice because of a knee injury. Atkins has played in all nine games this season and has made 23 tackles and three sacks. Offensive guard Alex Redmond also was a new addition to the report Thursday. He sat [more]

Which teams are attending Colin Kaepernick’s workout?

Colin Kaepernick will workout for scouts Saturday in Atlanta. As PFT reported earlier Thursday, the league has not provided and does not plan to provide Kaepernick’s representatives with the names of those attending. The only certainty Kaepernick has received came from General Managers who informed Kaepernick’s camp that they will not attend. We have compiled [more]

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