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Fox Sports
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Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn will miss the team’s WIld Card game against the Houston Texans with a knee injury. Donald Penn played in 160 straight games to begin his NFL..
Nov 21, 2016; Mexico City, MEX; Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio looks on from the sidelines against the Houston Texans at Estadio Azteca. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-U..
The Houston Texans need to do these three things to notch a win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday in the Wild Card Round of the 2017 NFL Playoffs. The Houston Texans may have ca..
Fourteen years later, the Oakland Raiders are finally back in the playoffs. What was popular in January of 2003? The Oakland Raiders last postseason run began in the second week of..
Joe Mixon is a 1st-round talent that isn’t even on some of draft boards. So the Oakland Raiders can possibly steal him in the mid-late rounds. The Top-3 running backs in the 2..
There wasn’t a worse quarterback in the NFL this year than Brock Osweiler. The box-score stats say plenty: 197 yards per game, 5.8 yards per attempt on 59 percent passing, with 15 ..
HOUSTON (AP) Two weeks ago, the Oakland Raiders were heading for the playoffs with MVP candidate Derek Carr at quarterback. Now they’re down to rookie third-string quarterback Conn..
The Kansas City Chiefs should be favorites in the AFC Divisional playoffs, regardless of who ends up coming to Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday. There is going to be all kinds of talk..
To call Donald Penn “passionate” might not quite do it. The Oakland Raiders tackle is as devoted a teammate as can be found in the league, and when his quarterback Derek Carr went ..
Here is everything you need to know about the Oakland Raiders Wild Card Opponent, the Houston Texans. The regular season has come and gone, and with it, a new sun has risen on..
Despite leading the league in gross punting average at 49.3 yards per punt, McAfee (2 votes) was passed over on the AP’s 1st-team by Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker (42 votes..
January football should be the creme de la creme of talent and matchups. But it does not always work out that way. Elite quarterbacks take the field come playoff time; Tom Brady, B..
Here are my gambling picks for this week: Raiders at Texans, the under 37 Lions +8 at the Seahawks Dolphins at Steelers, the over 45 Giants at the Packers -4.5 The picks below are ..
NEW YORK (AP) — The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going. A dozen teams still have hopes to play for the Lombardi Trophy in Houston on Feb. ..
NEW YORK (AP) The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going. A dozen teams still have hopes to play for the Lombardi Trophy in Houston on Feb. 5...
Regular season fantasy is over, but we still have three weeks left to enjoy the DFS game. The drastically reduced number of teams means that any one standout performance will weigh..
Connor Cook is making his first career start for the Oakland Raiders Saturday and it just so happens to be a playoff game against the Houston Texans. I found it fascinating listeni..
New York Jets fans are clamoring for a playoff team, because they haven’t seen one since 2010.  However, owner Woody Johnson isn’t in a playoffs or --- mindset for 2017...
Nov 6, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lambeau Field. Indianapol..
Nov 6, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Cowboys won 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron ..
With the 2016 Playoffs about to begin tomorrow, I thought I would analyze all twelve quarterbacks that will be participating. One thing is very clear right away, however, and that ..
Back in August, when this column kicked off, it started with: New Season, New Shirt. That made sense. But I know some of you diehard fans are shaking your heads at the idea of..
Tennessee football fans used to cheer for Peyton Manning in the NFL Playoffs. But with him gone, Volunteers fans should pull for Kansas City and Dallas. Since Peyton Manning entere..
Jan 1, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) warms up before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA T..
SFgate
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Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack during an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Denver. The Broncos beat the Raiders 24-6. (AP Photo/Joe ..
Jalen Richard (30) dances into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter as the Oakland Raiders played the Indianapolis Colts at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., o..
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will be without star left tackle Donald Penn for their playoff opener against Houston. The Raiders said Friday that Penn would be inactiv..
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook passes against the Denver Broncos in the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. The ..
ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 12 de agosto de 2016, Connor Cook, quarterback de los Raiders de Oakland, lanza un pase durante un encuentro ante los Cardinals de Arizona (AP..
FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook (8) during an NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Cook is..
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs the ball as Washington Redskins' Will Blackmon (41) gives chase in the second half o..
Bleacher Report
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Finally, the NFL playoffs will begin Saturday afternoon. No more talk about New York Giants wide receivers partying with Justin Bieber (unless the G-Men lose, in which case there w..
The NFL playoffs begin Saturday when the Oakland Raiders, returning to the postseason for the first time since 2002, face the Houston Texans. Let's take a look at the playoff brack..
When was the last time the NFL playoffs had such a deep field of Super Bowl contenders? Sure, the New England Patriots are big favorites to win it all at 19-10, per OddsShark, but ..
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James reiterated his desire for the front office to acquire another point guard as the team builds its roster for the postseason. Jason Lloyd o..
Underrated prospects always make or break a team's draft class. Lesser-known players make up the majority of draft classes, hence fans' frequent head-scratching during the draft—an..
Welcome to Bleacher Report's NFL1000 Playoff Preview, a weekly series where we'll use the power of the 16-man NFL1000 scouting department to bring you fresh insights into the leagu..
ABC7 News
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Raider Nation are you ready? The Oakland Raiders will be facing off against the Houston Texans in their first playoff game since 2002 this Saturday. ABC7 News' Wayne Freedman will ..
Three Oakland Raiders players were honored Friday by the Professional Football Writers of America a day before the big playoff game against the Houston Texans. Watch the Raiders Wi..
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, there are the stark differe..
METAIRIE, La. -- Longtime NFL assistant Joe Vitt was among the casualties on Thursday as the New Orleans Saints made the most sweeping changes to their coaching staff in the 11 yea..
NEW YORK -- As the Cleveland Cavaliers finalize a deal to acquire sharpshooter Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, LeBron James declared that the work is not done for the..
Sports Illustrated
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Last year, the visitors went 4-0 in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs, putting home teams on high alert this Saturday when this year’s postseason kicks off. Wild Card favorit..
Regular season fantasy is over, but we still have three weeks left to enjoy the DFS game. The drastically reduced number of teams means that any one standout performance will weigh..
The Raiders have accomplished so much this season: their first top-five scoring offense, their first winning record and their first playoff berth since 2003. Lots of teams, though,..
Packers Offense vs. Giants Defense When these teams met on Sunday Night in Week 5, the Giants got great play from their corners—particularly Janoris Jenkins – and almost nothing fr..
NFL Playoff Gear Guide
Sports Illustrated
Back in August, when this column kicked off, it started with: New Season, New Shirt. That made sense. But I know some of you diehard fans are shaking your heads at the idea of..
Chron
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With rookie quarterback Connor Cook making his first start, the Raiders will have to establish the run early and then run as much as possible to take pressure off him. Led by Latav..
Photo: Rob Foldy/Getty Images The Texas Tech product burst onto the scene with 12 carries for 99 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 16 win over Indianapolis. He figures to be a fac..
Don't have tickets to the Texans game? No worries. Saturday will be a good day to stay indoors. Invite some friends over and call it a "homegate." The HoustonTexans-Oakland Raiders..
Fox News
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The Oakland Raiders didn't want rookie quarterback Connor Cook to start Saturday's playoff game -- the team's first since 2002. That job belonged to Derek Carr. And then it belonge..
To call Donald Penn "passionate" might not quite do it. The Oakland Raiders tackle is as devoted a teammate as can be found in the league, and when his quarterback Derek Carr went ..
NEW YORK (AP) -- The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going. A dozen teams still have hopes to play for the Lombardi Trophy in Houston on Feb...
SB Nation
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Welcome to the NFL, rookie! Your first start: An AFC wild card game, on the road against the top ranked Houston Texans defense — good luck! This is what Connor Cook is up against a..
The Houston Texans are back to relying on Brock Osweiler after Tom Savage suffered a concussion in Week 17. It’s an unfortunate turn of events for the AFC South champions, who will..
In the NFL, a league that prefers dry, business-like professionalism and subdued team-first personalities from its athletes, a movement of self expression is spreading in the form ..
Sporting News
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Just when the Raiders need him more than ever, their most reliable offensive lineman won't be able to play in Saturday's AFC wild-card game against the Texans, and it's killing him..
It happens during all NFL playoffs. Several under-the-radar players and lesser-known superstars make big plays key to their teams' deep run.  Loo..
The short slate of NFL wild card weekend makes leaning on stacks an even more critical strategy in DraftKings GPP tournaments. We analyze five stacks from teams with 20-plus V..
ABC News
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Every NFL team is a mixture of strengths and weaknesses. No team excels in every area. So a good way to examine the forthcoming matchups in the postseason is to look at which units..
METAIRIE, La. -- Longtime NFL assistant Joe Vitt was among the casualties on Thursday as the New Orleans Saints made the most sweeping changes to their coaching staff in the 11 yea..
Hattiesburg American
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The 2016 NFL regular season is history. Next up: the playoffs. But before we dive into the postseason this weekend, let's reflect on some of the biggest storylines of the regular s..
When the Oakland Raiders ended Connor Cook's draft tumble in April, neither the franchise leaders nor the quarterback likely envisioned themselves in their present situation. A fou..
Los Angeles Times
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It was a season during which the NFL finally returned to Los Angeles, all the buzz surrounding one team, all title hopes pinned to one roster, many of the fans dressing up in one c..
The Green Bay Packers say Quinten Rollins will not play in their NFC wild-card game against the New York Giants on Sunday after the cornerback was evaluated this week for a concuss..
The Score
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Golf pro Tiger Woods shared some thoughts about his recent return in a blog post Thursday, but he ended it with a few words on the NFL. Woods is a noted football fan and with the p..
In their first playoff game since 2002, the Oakland Raiders will start rookie Connor Cook at quarterback. They will not be let off easy. The Houston Texans and their top-ranked def..
The Seattle Times
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NEW YORK (AP) — The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going. A dozen teams still have hopes to play for the Lombardi Trophy in Houston on Feb. ..
NFL teams ran the ball less than ever in 2016, yet six playoff teams had a 1,000-yard rusher. Ezekiel Elliot (Cowboys), Jay Ajayi (Dolphins), Le’Veon Bell (Steelers), LeGarrette Bl..
UPI
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OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The man who once said: "usually the team that scores the most points wins the game," had another hot take recently about the Oakland Raiders. Forme..
KICKOFF: Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET, NRG Stadium. TV: ESPN. SERIES HISTORY: First playoff meeting. Texans lead regular-season series 6-4. Raiders won 27-20 on Nov. 21 in Mexico City, a..
tribLive
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In a November 2000 photo, George Blanda poses for a photo in La Quinta, Calif. Blanda, who played longer than anyone in pro football history and racked up the most points in a care..
Steelers tight end Ladarius Green eludes the Bengals' Karlos Dansby during the fourth quarter Sunday Dec. 18, 2016, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Updated 10 minutes ago Lada..
AL.com
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The annual selection of the NFL's all-stars by The Associated Press was released on Friday. Jones, a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, earned All-Pro honors for the second str..
Burlington Free Press
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Defense wins championships, according to that adage. The upcoming NFL playoffs will feature several good ones. In case you've been trapped in a fantasy football bubble for the past..
Detroit Free Press
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Minnesota has hired Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck after firing coach Tracy Claeys. The moves come two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a stan..
ESPN USA
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Nothing works. He gropes, lunges and flails. He feels either a step too fast or a step too slow. George Fant, rookie starting left tackle for the Seattle Seahawks, is new to profes..