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Fox Sports
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OAKLAND (12-4) at HOUSTON (9-7) Saturday, 4:35 p.m. EST, ABC/ESPN OPENING LINE – Texans by 1 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Oakland 10-6-0, Houston 6-9-1 SERIES RECORD – Texans lead 6-4 L..
Brock Osweiler has been named the starting quarterback in the upcoming playoff matchup against the Oakland Raiders. Osweiler, best known for being Peyton Manning’s backup as well a..
Jan 1, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook (8) passes in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Bronco..
Week 17 of the JBB Mailbag, answering questions from Twitter following the Oakland Raiders loss to the Denver Broncos. “If something is said about the Raiders, I’m ready ..
To say Brock Osweiler’s expensive tenure in Houston has gotten off to a rough start would be an understatement. It’s been tumultuous, and many are already saying the Texans wa..
The 2017 NFL Playoffs are only a few days away, and with only 12 teams remaining, all eyes will be on Wild Card Weekend. The New York Giants will be back in the playoffs for the fi..
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — For as many similarities as there are between Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack as the two dominant pass rushers taken in the top five of the 2014 draft, ther..
Denver Broncos rookie running back Devontae Booker had a largely disappointing rookie year, but finished very well in the season’s final two weeks… It wasn’t all rosy for Denver Br..
The Green Bay Packers (10-6) are the hottest team in the NFC heading into the playoffs with a six-game winning streak, but they will be hosting the conference’s second-hottest squa..
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..
Dec 11, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ne..
Dec 25, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs after making a catch during the fourth quarter of a game against the Baltimore Ravens a..
As the 2017 NFL Playoffs get underway, what are the top 15 Super Bowl LI matchups that fans would like to see. The 2017 NFL playoffs will officially begin on Saturday with Wild Car..
Sep 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons tackle Jake Matthews (70) in action against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Spo..
Here are the top 10 possible matchups for Super Bowl LI heading into Wild Card weekend in the NFL. Twenty teams have gone home, leaving a dozen contenders. The NFL playoffs are upo..
The San Francisco 49ers will be looking for a franchise quarterback this offseason. And while some teams have gotten away with mediocre QB play at times, no team will have continue..
The Detroit Lions are Super Bowl 51 longshots in the NFC, but here are five reasons why they can still wind up hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. At the beginning of the 2015 seaso..
I noticed, when I was talking with Mike McCarthy in the middle of this season, a defensive posture that the Packers coach was taking. He didn’t like the idea the offense was broken..
SFgate
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Head coach Hue Jackson cried right there on the sideline. In the tunnel leading to the locker room, Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown and chief executive officer Amy Trask had a..
Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) takes the field before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cam..
Nobody is going to confuse the Raiders’ defense with the ’76 Steelers or the ’85 Bears, but at least the group is relatively healthy for a change. Two starters, safety Karl Joseph ..
Here is the thing about secret weapons: You can’t use them too often, otherwise they wouldn’t be a … right, you got it. Take Raiders fullback Jamize Olawale. He has touched the bal..
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — For as many similarities as there are between Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack as the two dominant pass rushers taken in the top five of the 2014 draft, ther..
No player in the Houston Texans’ locker room is more excited about Saturday’s playoff game against the Raiders than defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. “I’m finally going to get to pla..
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..
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, in Denver. The..
Bleacher Report
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In the future, seeing the matchup "Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans" listed among the AFC Wild Card games for 2017 will not elicit confusion or bemused laughter.  However, it..
We're just about to kick off the NFL postseason, which means, from here on out, it's "win or go home." For those of you who love this brand of football, the next several weeks are ..
We're inching closer to the start of the NFL postseason. As we do, it's becoming apparent that the playoffs aren't going to look like we probably thought they would a couple of mon..
The NFL playoffs begin on Saturday, and news is coming in fast around the league. Let's take a look at the most recent information from the beat and provide some viewing informatio..
It was the NFL horror story that ruined Christmas Eve.  Those who love the quarterback quit eating, quit celebrating, quit opening presents the moment his world came crashing ..
After 17 weeks of grading, noting injury replacements and position switches, and arguing among ourselves as to which particular attributes are most important at every position, the..
Chron
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It's been a rough couple of weeks for the Texans' offensive line. They've allowed eight sacks and 16 quarterback hits over the final two games of the regular season. With frequent ..
Starting outside linebacker John Simon has been ruled out for the Texans' AFC wild-card playoff game against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday due to a chest injury. Simon played aga..
Texans QB Brock Osweiler (17) doesn't mind a little contact with teammates after scoring on a 1-yard run in Sunday's regular-season finale at Tennessee. The Texans can also celebra..
During the Texans' November defeat to the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City, one of the more glaring breakdowns during a defensive collapse was on a 75-yard touchdown catch by fullbac..
As a rookie, Texans wide receiver Will Fuller spent his first NFL season absorbing knowledge about the Texans' playbook, polishing his route running and how to fight through press ..
WACO, TX - DECEMBER 21: Johnathan Motley #5 of the Baylor Bears reacts to a shot against Texas Southern Tigers in the second half at Ferrell Center on December 21, 2016 in Waco, Te..
Sports Illustrated
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The road to Super Bowl LI begins with this weekend's Wild Card round. Despite quarterback Derek Carr's season-ending injury, the Raiders take on the Texans in their first playoff a..
Our new Thursday show, The 10 Things: NFL Look Ahead Podcast, previewing the weekend’s games and much more. We’ll be back in your feed with our regular episodes on Monday. Subscrib..
The Green Bay Packers (10-6) are the hottest team in the NFC heading into the playoffs with a six-game winning streak, but they will be hosting the conference’s second-hottest squa..
The MMQB 2016 NFL Awards
Sports Illustrated
If the 50-member panel of Associated Press NFL MVP voters mirrors the way this year’s 31-member awards panel for The MMQB voted this week, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will walk o..
On The Road to Houston Live presented by State Farm, The MMQB's Peter King and Albert Breer and Sports Illustrated's Andrew Perloff discuss the New York Giants receiver corp's impr..
UPI
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HOUSTON -- There was something noble in how Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien and his Oakland Raiders counterpart, Jack Del Rio, masked their disappointment while naming respective..
Quarterback Tom Savage remains in the NFL's concussion and will not back up Brock Osweiler in Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Oakland Raiders. O'Brien said Wednesday ..
Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Connor Cook will make his first career NFL start in Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Houston Texans, coach Jack Del Rio announced We..
Give the NFL credit for knowing how to stretch out the anticipation on the first playoff weekend. We begin with a matchup of quarterback-stressed teams, Oakland at Houston, and fin..
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell were named NFL Offensive Player of the month of December/January for their respective ..
Fox News
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OAKLAND (12-4) at HOUSTON (9-7) Saturday, 4:35 p.m. EST, ABC/ESPN OPENING LINE - Texans by 1 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 10-6-0, Houston 6-9-1 SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 6-4 L..
HOUSTON -- There was something noble in how Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien and his Oakland Raiders counterpart, Jack Del Rio, masked their disappointment while naming respective..
PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) The NFL's finance and stadium committees will meet in New York next Wednesday to discuss the potential relocation of the Chargers from San Diego to Los A..
SB Nation
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The Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders meet up in the first game of Wild Card Weekend. Needless to say, this is not the spot the Raiders were hoping to end up in a few weeks ago. D..
The Houston Texans are 18-2 straight up and 14-5-1 against the spread in their last 20 games as a betting favorite. The Texans will try to pick up their 11straight win as a favorit..
The 2016 regular season is in the books, and Wild Card Weekend is upon us. Over the next few weeks, we’ll see teams battle it out to determine which franchises will represent the A..
Washington Post
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This year’s wild-card round has a little bit of everything. The NFL playoffs kick off on Saturday with two teams, the Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans, navigating (significan..
When it comes to golf, Donald Trump is a heavy hitter. Take that from a pretty unimpeachable source: Tiger Woods. In a New Year’s letter posted on his website, Woods divulged ..
Even if it isn’t a frigid snowscape, Lambeau Field can be unforgiving when Aaron Rodgers is on his game. The way he is now. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images) We get it. The NFL can try y..
App Trigger
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What a long, strange trip it’s been this past NFL season. We saw a rookie quarterback (and probable Rookie of the Year) light up the league, only for fans of his team to doubt..
What a long, strange trip it’s been this past NFL season. We saw a rookie quarterback (and probable Rookie of the Year) light up the league, only for fans of his team to doubt..
International Business Times
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The days leading up to the first round of the 2017 NFL playoffs have been highlighted by injury news. Multiple starting quarterbacks are hurt and will be forced to miss Wild-Card W..
There are 36 possible Super Bowl matchups before the start of Wild-Card Weekend, though many are unrealistic. While the NFC is wide open, only a few AFC teams appear to have a real..
Los Angeles Times
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At some point in the next week and a half, San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos will make a decision that could reshape the NFL. The Chargers have until Jan. 15 to exercise their o..
I’m Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don’t want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Trump’s Intelligence Test of Wills Top U.S. intel..
NJ.com
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Welcome to the postseason, NFL fans. With 17 regular season weeks in the books, the best two back-to-back weekends of pro football start now. First up: Wild card weekend,..
It's the most wonderful time of the year, NFL fans. With the 2016 regular season in the books, the 12-team tournament to crown a Super Bowl champion begins on Wild Card w..
Philly.com
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AS FAR as playoff openers go, Oakland at Houston is the equivalent of getting dealt a non-suited poker hand of two, four, six, eight and nine. Fold and play the next one. Hapless D..
I HAVE NO DOUBT that when Brian Dawkins' name comes up for discussion at the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection meeting in Houston a month from now, somebody among the 48 voters i..
Sporting News
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If the playoffs are anything like the 2016 NFL regular season, it should be a fun postseason. The 2016 season had the third-smallest margin of victory in NFL history and the lowest..
Daily fantasy football lives on through the NFL wild card round, and we'll mine for high floors with our DraftKings cash game picks for the Saturday-Sunday slate.  O..
The Kansas City Star
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It’s been a sack challenged season for the Chiefs. Only four NFL teams finished with fewer than their 28 sacks and it represents a low for the team in the Andy Reid era. There have..
Alex Smith is among the NFL’s most efficient postseason quarterbacks, and you are either laughing or shocked at those words so let’s put it in context here: In NFL history, three q..
The Seattle Times
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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — For as many similarities as there are between Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack as the two dominant pass rushers taken in the top five of the 2014 draft, ther..
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..
U-T San Diego
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We can’t help but get caught up these days in the dialog (perhaps rather cacophony) about differences. Differences in race and/or religion. Differences in political preferences. Di..
Joey Bosa, the end drafted third overall last April, blew up two run plays in San Diego territory and then sacked Alex Smith to compel the Chiefs to kick a field goal. Wa..
AL.com
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Twelve NFL teams have a chance to get to Super Bowl LI next month. But one team is assured of being there - LSU. The active rosters of the NFL's 12 postseason teams feature players..
Cleveland.com
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants will win against the spread on NFL Wild Card Weekend 2017. At least that is how I see ..