The Oakland Raiders fell short in the playoffs due to injuries, but they can win the Super Bowl in the 2017 NFL season. After topping the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16, the Oakland..
Jan 7, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes (18) is tackled by Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (24) during the fourth quarter of the AFC Wi..
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree was evaluated for a possible concussion in the Wild Card loss to the Houston Texans. Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree w..
According to WTHR’s Bob Kravitz, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay‘s plane was indeed in Houston, Texas, Saturday night–although whether Irsay himself was on board or the reasons ..
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) As the playoffs played in the background, the Oakland Raiders packed their bags, said their goodbyes and began an offseason that started far sooner than they h..
HOUSTON (AP) Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus helped the Houston Texans to a dominant defensive performance in the first playoff game in franchise history without J.J. Watt. C..
NFL Today, Wild-Card Playoffs
SCOREBOARD Sunday, Jan. 8 Miami (10-6) at Pittsburgh (11-5), 1:05 p.m. EST, CBS. The Dolphins are making their first playoff appearance since 2008 and looking for their first posts..
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 resurgen..
HOUSTON (AP) Oakland’s first trip to the playoffs in 14 seasons was short-circuited in great part because of injuries that wrecked its once-prolific offense. Rookie third-string qu..
Jan 7, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) is tackled by Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) during the first quarter of the AF..
Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome speaks at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports Th..
While the 49ers have yet to hire a general manager, whoever takes the spot should keep an eye on these NFL free agents. These players are currently playing in the playoffs and are ..
BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EST: – GREEN BAY, Wis. – The New York Giants and t..
The San Francisco 49ers are on the hunt for a new head coach in 2017. And with a number of names linked to the vacancy, Niner Noise ranks each candidate by preference. Dec 4, 2016;..
1a. As well as Aaron Rodgers has played of late, there’s no denying that this offense is only as good as its receivers. The Packers run isolation routes almost exclusively, an..
The Top Ten 2016 NFL Draft Classes
Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announces the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credi..
Bears 2017 Free Agents: Offense
With the season finally over, it’s time to start looking at the 2017 season and what decisions the Bears are going to make this offseason. The Bears have 27 free agents and before ..
Quarterback Connor Cook drew his first NFL start against the No. 1 defense in yards allowed, which resulted in a poor offensive output for the Raiders. Oakland converted its first ..
The Houston Texans entered Bizarro World at the onset of the NFL's postseason. J.J. Watt isn't needed to field a dominant defense, and quarterback Brock Osweiler is no longer..
One half of the NFL's Wild Card Round is in the books with two more games left to play on Sunday. With their Saturday losses, the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions joined the other..
The Alabama Crimson Tide will attempt to accomplish what the Clemson Tigers failed to do last year—complete a perfect 15-0 season. Though it’s a College Football Playoff National C..
The first day of the NFL playoffs is over, with two unmemorable games finishing in favor of the Houston Texans (over the Oakland Raiders, 27-14) and the Seattle Seahawks (over the ..
The NFL playoffs featured two boring and forgettable wild-card matchups Saturday. Houston beat Oakland 27-14 in a contest that featured fewer than 500 total yards of offense and an..
On paper, Sunday's NFL playoff action in the opening Wild Card Round won't unfold in predictable fashion. The same didn't apply to Saturday's games, which most people underst..
With two NFL playoff games wrapping up Saturday, we're another step closer to knowing the full 2017 NFL draft order. According to Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke, the Detroi..
After one day of playoff action, we've narrowed the field of possible Super Bowl participants down to 10 teams. The Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions join the group of franchises t..
Oakland Raiders running back Taiwan Jones (22) sits on the bench after an AFC Wild Card NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017..
Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook (8) is hit by Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) during the second half of an AFC Wild Card NFL football game Saturday, Jan...
Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) warms up before the first half of an AFC Wild Card NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders, Saturday, Jan. 7,..
HOUSTON — People will point to quarterback Derek Carr’s injury as the source of the Raiders’ late woes, but Oakland lost its last two gamesbecause it couldn’t stop Broncos quarterb..
Jalen Richard #30 of the Oakland Raiders carries the ball during the first half of the AFC Wild Card game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on January 7, 2017 in Houston, T..
HOUSTON — David Amerson has a message for the rest of the league. “They know,” the Raiders’ cornerback said minutes after Saturday’s playoff loss. “They know when we’re full streng..
HOUSTON (AP) — Oakland's first trip to the playoffs in 14 seasons was short-circuited in great part because of injuries that wrecked its once-prolific offense. Rookie third-string ..
Today in History - SFGate
Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2017. There are 357 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On this date: In 1815, the last major engagemen..
Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) celebrates sacking Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook (8) on third down during the third quarter of an AFC Wild Card Pl..
Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook (8) is sacked by Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) during the third quarter of an NFL playoff game at NRG Stadium, Jan..
Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown (76) waves to the fans as he leaves the field after the Texans 27-14 win over the Oakland Raiders in an AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium ..
Houston Texans inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) congratulates outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) after Mercilus sacked Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook (8) o..
When Texans Pro Bowl defensive end Jadeveon Clowney electrified the NRG Stadium crowd with an acrobatic interception that he batted and tipped to himself against the Oakland Raider..
As the Texans' top-ranked defense victimized rookie quarterback Connor Cook in his first NFL start, they intercepted him three times. And they had extra motivation, according to co..
9:58 PM ET Close The wild-card Oakland Raiders (12-5) ended the season with a 27-14 loss at the Houston Texans in the first round of the playoffs. Here is a look at their season an..
McNair confirms O'Brien will be back next season (0:22) Texans owner Bob McNair denies ever having a plan to fire Bill O'Brien and says O'Brien will coach the Texans next season. (..
Below are win probability charts that help tell the story of every game in the 2016 NFL postseason. The most recent charts will be added to the top of this post shortly after games..
HOUSTON -- Brock Osweiler will remain the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans in the divisional round next weekend, head coach Bill O'Brien said Saturday. Bill O'Brien will..
12:00 AM ET When John Madden, he of video game, foot fungus and broadcasting fame, wears his Super Bowl XI ring, someone inevitably asks the former Oakland Raiders coach the same q..
Jan 6, 2017 Close Topics this week include Tyrod Taylor's future with the Buffalo Bills, quarterbacks who declare for the NFL draft before they have four seasons of college footbal..
With a 27-14 loss to the Houston Texans, the Oakland Raiders’ will head into the 2017 offseason still looking to add the pieces necessary to find a postseason victory for the first..
The Raiders didn’t deserve this. A 12-4 team just got blown out by one of the worst playoff teams ever — the Texans’ minus-49 point differential was the seventh-lowest by a playoff..
The Lions couldn’t hold off the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field in the wild card round. Seattle dominated time of possession, and running back Thomas Rawls ran all over the ..
Home teams are 2-0 so far in the playoffs, and the wins didn't come with much difficultly for either the Seahawks or the Texans. The road teams, Detroit and Oakland, didn't even co..
It took the Packers’ offense a while to get rolling, but once Aaron Rodgers got an ounce of momentum he found a way to turn it into pounds of points. Green Bay trailed New York, 6-..
Jan 1, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin (14) on the sidelines following a shoulder injury during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports..
Nov 1, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) walks off the field during the game against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Cr..
Jan 7, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) celebrates with cornerback A.J. Bouye (21) during the first quarter of the AFC Wild Card playoff f..
January 7, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) moves the ball in for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the second half in the NFC Wil..
. The play: Raiders rookie quarterback Connor Cook takes the snap out of the shotgun and rolls right before planting and passing back to the left side for running back Latavius Mur..
NFL Nation reporters grade every eliminated teams' regular seasons, assess what position they should target in the 2017 draft and look ahead to a few looming offseason questions. C..
When John Madden, he of video game, foot fungus and broadcasting fame, wears his Super Bowl XI ring, someone inevitably asks the former Oakland Raiders coach the same question. "Th..
Detroit Free Press
NFL playoffs: Texans shut down ex-MSU QB Connor Cook, Raiders, 27-14
Detroit Free Press
HOUSTON – They harassed him, they puzzled him, they intercepted him, and the Houston Texans’ defense smothered the Oakland Raiders and rookie quarterback Connor Cook. Oakland snapp..
Why did the Raiders keep Matt McGloin on the bench?
Detroit Free Press
HOUSTON — The backup was healthy enough to dress, but the Oakland Raiders kept him on the sideline. With starting quarterback Derek Carr injured indefinitely with a broken leg, the..
Brock Osweiler comes through for Texans, will keep starting job
Detroit Free Press
HOUSTON – Under siege for failing to live up to the expectations that came with his massive contract, Brock Osweiler delivered for the Houston Texans. In Saturday’s 27-14 victory a..
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall was as happy as anyone to see his divisional rivals the Oakland Raiders eliminated from the playoffs Saturday. Marshall took to his Twitt..
Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said he almost pulled quarterback Connor Cook from Saturday's game against the Houston Texans, but was coerced otherwise by the rest of his ..
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HOUSTON -- Texans head coach Bill O'Brien will return next season. After the Texans' 27-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders in the opening round of the playoffs Saturday, owner Bob..
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Derek Carr, trudging along on a scooter and wearing a protective boot on his right leg, was hurting, physically and emotionally, thumbed his nose at convention S..
Fourteen players with Alabama football roots had their NFL seasons end this weekend, but 10 players from state high schools and colleges are moving on to the second round of the pl..
The schedule for the second weekend of the NFL playoffs features four rematches from regular-season games during the 2016 season. The Divisional Playoff schedule includes (with all..
Houston Texans overwhelm Oakland, 27-14 in AFC wild card
HOUSTON -- Brock Osweiler finally looked like the player Houston spent $72 million on, throwing for a touchdown and running for another to lead the Texans to a 27-14 wild-card play..
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Three of the NFL's best quarterbacks will be in action Sunday as wild card weekend concludes with two games. The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlis..
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 resurgen..
GREG COTE'S RANDOM EVIDENCE BLOG: MIAMI. SPORTS. AND BEYOND. 1) It is SUNDAY, JANUARY 8. Shameless Plug Alert! Our new Miami Dolphins book on the club's first half-century mak..
It's the dream match-up that we've all been waiting for...Houston vs Dallas in the Super Bowl! Fans of the Cowboys and Texans don't normally agree, but the thought of an all Texas ..
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The first half of the first weekend of the NFL playoffs is in the books. The Seahawks found their dominant running form again, while Brock Osweiler found a measure of redemption as..
The Oakland Raiders had their worst offensive output of the season on Saturday afternoon, and it couldn't have come at a more unfortunate time. With Connor Cook at quarterback, the..
International Business Times
New England Patriots 2017 News: Playoff Prediction, Injury Report, Super Bowl Be..
International Business Times
The New England Patriots (14-2) are once again in an enviable position. Bill Belichick's squad looked particularly sharp in their regular season finale, a 35-14 road victory over t..
With two Wild Card games over, here's how the rest of the NFL Playoffs schedule looks after Saturday's victories by the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks. The first matchup ..