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NFL Playoffs 2017: Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions Luck Runs Out

Tue Jan 03 07:03:10 EST 2017 | Fox Sports
Luck has run out for some teams backing into the 2017 NFL Playoffs. Our 2017 NFL playoff field is set, thanks to a couple of interesting collapses in Week 17. The Oakland Raiders could have clinched a bye in the AFC playoffs and grabbed the conference’s second seed. All they had to do was win over a Denver team that had already been eliminated. No such luck. The Washington Redskins controlled their own future. All they had to do to get into the postseason was defeat a New York team that was alre..

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Another wrinkle of uncertainty has been added to the Raiders' quarterback situation heading into next weekend's AFC wild-card game against the Texans. Matt McGloin, thrust into sta..
The Oakland Raiders announced that Connor Cook will start Saturday’s wild-card game against the Houston Texans, becoming the first QB to make his first career start in th..
Cook has yet to start a game in his NFL career, which means the Saturday’s matchup against the Houston Texans will mark the rookie quarterback’s first. Notably, Cook is the first q..
6:06 PM ET Close DENVER -- Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin suffered an injury to his left shoulder and has been replaced by rookie Connor Cook with less than two minutes t..
Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin left the field in the second quarter with a left shoulder injury after an illegal hit by Jared Crick of the Denver Broncos. He was lis..
Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin left the field in the second quarter with a left shoulder injury after an illegal hit by Jared Crick of the Denver Broncos. He was lis..
McGloin was injured on a late hit by Broncos defensive end Jared Crick with less than two minutes left in the first half. Cook, the Raiders' fourth-round draft pick out of Michigan..
It wasn’t supposed to end this way. It was just a few weeks ago that a Super Bowl berth—a storybook ending to their return to relevance—was within reach for the Raiders. Teams can ..
Oakland coach Jack Del Rio announced the decision in a conference call with reporters in Houston on Wednesday. Cook has played 30 snaps in his NFL career, all in Week 17, when he r..
For many fans, the low point of Christmas was Derek Carr’s injury. Even if you’re not a Raiders loyalist, it’s disappointing to see the young star of a Super Bowl contender go down..
For many fans, the low point of Christmas was Derek Carr’s injury. Even if you’re not a Raiders loyalist, it’s disappointing to see the young star of a Super Bowl contender go down..
DENVER -- Oakland Raidersquarterback Matt McGloin suffered an injury to his left shoulder in the team's 24-6 loss to the Denver Broncos and was replaced by rookie Connor Cook. McGl..
The Oakland Raiders are down to their third string quarterback against Denver after Matt McGloin, who was staring in place of the injured David Carr, left with an injury ..
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..
Luck has run out for some teams backing into the 2017 NFL Playoffs. Our 2017 NFL playoff field is set, thanks to a couple of interesting collapses in Week 17. The Oakland Raiders c..
Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Connor Cook is expected to get his first start in this weekend's AFC Wild Card playoff matchup against the Houston Texans, reports NFL.com's Ian ..
DENVER — Connor Cook is an untested rookie. Brock Osweiler may have a feeling he’s been here before. The Raiders and Texans square off Saturday in a playoff game that might be call..
Former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook is getting his first NFL start on Saturday evening and he’s making history. It’s official, former Michigan State quarterback Connor Co..
When Raiders QB Derek Carr broke his fibula a week ago on Christmas Eve, Oakland’s Super Bowl hopes all but died. After the Raiders’ 24–6 loss to the Broncos in their regular-seaso..
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Until Sunday’s regular-season loss to the Broncos, Raiders rookie quarterback Connor Cook had just been a spectator in 2016. He hadn’t been activated for a single game, let alone b..
Get your laser pointers ready, you'll need them to make Saturday's NFL Wild Card Game between the Raiders and Texans slightly more tolerable. The good news for the Texans is that t..
When the Texans top-ranked defense takes the field in a playoff game Saturday against the Oakland Raiders, they'll square off with untested rookie quarterback Connor Cook. Forced i..
Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio expressed confidence in unproven rookie Connor Cook heading into an AFC wild-card playoff game against the Texans at NRG Stadium. Cook will make ..
Five years to the day that the Texans captured the franchise’s first playoff win, Houston will host Oakland on Saturday in what is sure to be this postseason’s least-hyped and leas..
Updated 15 minutes ago The Raiders are going with rookie Connor Cook at quarterback in their wild-card game against the Texans. Oakland coach Jack Del Rio announced the decision in..
Five years to the day that the Texans captured the franchise’s first playoff win, Houston will host Oakland on Saturday in what is sure to be this postseason’s least-hyped and leas..
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..
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Here's what we know as the playoff jockeying goes down to the wire in the final week of the NFL season. The results of the early NFC games eliminated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who ..
In this Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook passes against the Denver Broncos in the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. While the Oaklan..
In this Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook passes against the Denver Broncos in the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. The Raiders are ..
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are going with rookie Connor Cook at quarterback in their wild-card game against the Texans. Oakland coach Jack Del Rio announced the dec..
The Oakland Raiders will start rookie quarterback Connor Cook on Saturday in their wild-card playoff game against the Houston Texans. Oakland coach Jack Del Rio announced the decis..
The Oakland Raiders are going with rookie Connor Cook at quarterback in their wild-card game against the Texans. Watch the Raiders Wild Card game Saturday on ABC7! Pre-game coverag..