Derek Carr - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Derek Carr Raiders exercise fifth-year option on star defender Mack ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are making a commitment to one of the NFL's best players. Menacing pass rusher Khalil Mack had his fifth-year contract option exercised by Oakland on Thursday, presumably keeping him with the team through the 2018 season. The AP Defensive Player of the Year for 2016, Mack had sacks in eight str... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:20:00 GMT 2017-04-20T21:20:00Z Raiders reward coach Jack Del Rio with new 4-year contract ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders rewarded coach Jack Del Rio with a new four-year contract Friday, replacing the original four-year deal he received when he took the job in January 2015. Owner Mark Davis made the announcement Friday evening by saying the initial deal had been "torn up" after Del Rio led the Raiders (12-5) to their first playoff berth in 14 years be... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 14:30:00 GMT 2017-02-11T14:30:00Z Falcons QB Matt Ryan wins NFL MVP honors HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on The Associated Press 2016 NFL awards (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Quarterback Matt Ryan is the first Atlanta Falcons player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. Ryan, also voted to the 2016 All-Pro Team by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover th... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:51:00 GMT 2017-02-05T01:51:00Z Latest from NFL: Richardson, Rawls lead Seahawks to win The latest from the NFL's wild-card Saturday. (All times Eastern) 11:11 p.m. Paul Richardson opened the scoring with a spectacular one-handed catch, and Thomas Rawls led a resurgent Seattle running game, helping the Seahawks top the Detroit Lions 26-6 on Saturday night in the NFC playoffs. Seattle advances to play at ... Sun, 08 Jan 2017 04:16:00 GMT 2017-01-08T04:16:00Z Osweiler returns to lead Texans over Oakland 27-14 HOUSTON (AP) — Brock Osweiler redeemed himself after last month's benching. Jadeveon Clowney established himself as a postseason force. And the Houston Texans got their first playoff victory since the 2012 season Saturday against the Oakland Raiders. Osweiler threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the Texans to a 27-14 wild-c... Sun, 08 Jan 2017 02:54:00 GMT 2017-01-08T02:54:00Z It's a mix of familiar, fresh faces at QB in AFC playoffs The AFC playoff field features a mix of familiar faces and fresh blood at quarterback, and this time none of them will have to fret over seeing Von Miller ready to wreck game plans and Super Bowl dreams. While the defending champion Denver Broncos sit this one out and search for a new coach, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Alex Smith return to the playo... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:25:00 GMT 2017-01-05T18:25:00Z Raiders to start Connor Cook at QB against Texans ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — For the first 15 games of the season, rookie Connor Cook was inactive each week, making his biggest contribution as a scout team quarterback who would sometimes dress up like Cam Newton or Philip Rivers before Oakland faced those stars to lighten the mood at practice. Now with the Raiders set to play their first playoff game in 14 y... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 23:26:00 GMT 2017-01-04T23:26:00Z Osweiler to start for Texans against Raiders HOUSTON (AP) — Brock Osweiler will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Saturday in their wild-card game against the Oakland Raiders. Coach Bill O'Brien announced the decision on Tuesday with Tom Savage, who had started the past two games, still recovering from a concussion he suffered on Sunday. Osweiler started the first 14 ... Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:11:00 GMT 2017-01-03T19:11:00Z NFL wild-card capsules MIAMI (10-6) at PITTSBURGH (11-5) REGULAR-SEASON SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead 12-11, but Dolphins won in October. POSTSEASON SERIES RECORD: Dolphins lead 2-1 OPENING LINE: Pittsburgh by 10. MOST IMPRESSIVE WIN Dolphins: Fittingly, they beat Pittsburgh 30-15 after opening 1-4. Win ... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:46:00 GMT 2017-01-02T17:46:00Z ICYMI in NFL Week 17: Rodgers, Pack soar; Cousins, Skins out LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — There they were on a late November afternoon, seemingly headed in opposite directions: Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers were 4-6 and losers of four games in a row; Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins were 6-3-1 and winners of six of eight. Right after the Packers were beaten by the Redskins by 18 points in Week 11, Rodgers... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 06:47:00 GMT 2017-01-02T06:47:00Z Rodgers-Manning headlines NFL's wild-card weekend Aaron Rodgers vs. Eli Manning will headline the NFL's wild-card weekend. Rodgers tossed four touchdown passes to help the Green Bay Packers capture the NFC North title with a 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. The Packers (10-6) will host the Giants (11-5) next Sunday while the Lions (9-7) visit Seattle (10-5-1) on Saturday night. ... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:29:00 GMT 2017-01-02T05:29:00Z The Latest: Packers' Quinten Rollins carted off with injury The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern): 10:50 p.m. Green Bay cornerback Quinten Rollins was carted off with an injury in a scary moment late in the third quarter Sunday night. Rollins hit his head on the ground while tumbling out of bounds on the Detroit sideline when the Lions completed a... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 03:55:00 GMT 2017-01-02T03:55:00Z Raiders lose AFC West, another QB in 24-6 loss to Broncos DENVER (AP) — The Oakland Raiders had a lot to lose Sunday — and they did. Another quarterback. The division. A week off. In a game that couldn't have gone much worse, Oakland lost starting quarterback Matt McGloin to a shoulder injury in the first half and then fell 24-6 to a Denver Broncos team with nothing to play for and now in need of a new coach. ... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 02:59:00 GMT 2017-01-02T02:59:00Z Redskins have TE Reed, RB Kelley, LB Kerrigan active vs NYG Playoff-hopeful Washington has tight end Jordan Reed, running back Rob Kelley and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan active against the New York Giants. Reed, Kelley, Kerrigan, linebacker Trent Murphy and defensive end Chris Baker had been listed as questionable. But all will play for Redskins, who need to beat the Giants to have a chance at making the NFC playoffs. ... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-01-01T20:43:00Z AFC has its 6 playoff teams; who will fill out NFC bracket? Bad form for the AFC, which has all six of its playoff qualifiers determined heading into the final Sunday of the schedule. While there are still some things to be decided there (seeding, matchups), the drama is center stage in the NFC. The sharpest spotlights will be in the nation's capital in the afternoon, then in the Motor City at night. ... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:23:00 GMT 2016-12-31T15:23:00Z AP Power Rankings: Pats stay No. 1 going into season finale NEW YORK (AP) — Going into the last week of the regular season, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are trying to wrap up home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The Patriots (13-2) have won six games in a row going into the regular-season finale at Miami and will be a strong favorite to reach the Super Bowl. The Patriots a... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:49:00 GMT 2016-12-27T22:49:00Z Raiders and Colts both left dejected after Oakland's win OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When the final whistle blew, both the Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders felt like they lost. The scoreboard told the story for the Colts, who were eliminated from playoff contention with the 33-25 loss to Oakland on Saturday. The pain for the Raiders might have been even worse. Quarterback Derek Carr broke hi... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 07:13:00 GMT 2016-12-25T07:13:00Z Carr's injury puts damper on Raiders' 33-25 win over Colts OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As Derek Carr fell to the turf with a broken leg, a celebratory day in Oakland immediately turned somber. The Raiders had suffered their most significant loss of the season. Carr broke a bone in his right leg in the fourth quarter of the Raiders' 33-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, immediately throwing a dark cloud over a resurgent s... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 06:30:00 GMT 2016-12-25T06:30:00Z ICYMI in NFL Week 16: Win comes at cost for Oak; Browns win In one city, a win felt a lot like a loss. In another, the losers finally figured out how to win. The Oakland Raiders stayed in the hunt for home-field advantage through the playoffs, but their 33-25 victory over the Colts came at a cost. Their quarterback, Derek Carr, was carted off the field with a broken right leg and is out for the rest of the season. ... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 06:21:00 GMT 2016-12-25T06:21:00Z The Latest: Falcons clinch, playoff picture becomes clearer The Latest on week 16 of the NFL season on Saturday (all times EST): 7:55 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons not only are in the playoffs, they will go into the postseason as NFC South champs. And thanks to Arizona's stunning 34-31 win in Seattle (9-5-1), the Falcons (10-5) will play for a first-round bye i... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 01:09:00 GMT 2016-12-25T01:09:00Z 7 Raiders, 6 Falcons selected to Pro Bowl NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a decade as the NFL's black hole, the Oakland Raiders are back in the playoffs and filling up the Pro Bowl. The resurgent Raiders, enjoying their first winning season in 14 years, lead the league with seven players selected for next month's all-star game. Quarterback Derek Carr, wide receiver Amari Cooper... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 04:49:00 GMT 2016-12-21T04:49:00Z ICYMI in NFL Week 15: Just win, baby _ Raiders into playoffs Jerry Rice was on the roster the last time the Oakland Raiders made the playoffs. That's how long it's been — way back in the 2002 season. The Silver and Black matter again, thanks in large part to up-and-coming QB Derek Carr, pass-rusher extraordinaire Khalil Mack and kicker Sebastian Janikowski. The Raiders clinched a postseason berth Sunday by beating the San Diego Charge... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:11:00 GMT 2016-12-19T07:11:00Z Janikowski, Raiders beat Bolts 19-16 to earn playoff berth SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are going back to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, earning a postseason nod on the same field where they were so thoroughly humiliated in the Super Bowl in January 2003. Fittingly, the only player remaining from that roster, kicker Sebastian Janikowksi, helped the Raiders punch their ticket. He kicked a 44-... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 02:30:00 GMT 2016-12-19T02:30:00Z AP Power Rankings: Patriots back in the top spot NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are rounding into playoff form as usual. Brady threw for 406 yards and three touchdowns in New England's 30-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. The Patriots (11-2) have won four games in a row and are tied for the best record in the NFL. The Patriots also returned to t... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:05:00 GMT 2016-12-14T00:05:00Z 2 Texas teams on top of their divisions hit the road Roaring out of Texas come the Dallas Cowboys , headed to the Big Apple ready to grab a division crown and maybe more. Crawling out of Texas come the Houston Texans , headed to Naptown for a first-place showdown with the Colts after blowing an exclusive AFC South lead. Yes, the Lone Star state has two division leaders heading into Sunday... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:11:00 GMT 2016-12-10T15:11:00Z Chiefs keep up dominance of AFC West with win vs Raiders KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There is an argument to be made that the AFC West is the best division in the NFL. There is little argument to be made that the Chiefs are the class of it. After dispatching the Raiders on a frigid night at Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs are tied with them for the lead at 10-3 with three games left in the regular season. But they hold the tiebreaker th... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:41:00 GMT 2016-12-09T19:41:00Z Chiefs come through to take control of division race KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charcandrick West was playing for Joe McKnight. Tyreek Hill was playing for the fans chanting his name. The Chiefs defense was playing for its injured leader. Everybody on the Kansas City sideline was playing for control of the AFC West. "This was a big game," Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson said, stripping off h... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:29:00 GMT 2016-12-09T12:29:00Z Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill didn't know what to do when he started hearing thousands of people in Arrowhead Stadium chanting his name, even as he stood all alone on the frozen turf waiting for the punt. "Just give them what they want, I guess," Hill thought to himself. So he did, the rookie speedster taking the punt back 78-yards for a game-changi... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:57:00 GMT 2016-12-09T05:57:00Z Klay Thompson scores 60 for Warriors in rout of Pacers OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson wanted one more quarter. He wanted to score 80, and thinks he absolutely could have. Hard to argue that one: He went off for 60 points in 29 head-shaking, jaw-dropping, defense-breaking minutes. "Who knows? I know he would have kept shooting," coach Steve Kerr said. "Klay's never going to stop shooti... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:53:00 GMT 2016-12-06T06:53:00Z The Latest: Seahawks' Thomas has fractured lower left leg The Latest on Week 13 of the NFL season: (all times Eastern): 10:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is out after suffering a fractured lower left leg in the first half of Sunday's game against Carolina. Pete Carroll told NBC's "Sunday Night Football" that Thomas suffered a cracked tibia i... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:38:00 GMT 2016-12-05T03:38:00Z