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Oakland Raiders: 5 Reasons They Can Win Super Bowl Next Year

Sat Jan 07 19:16:53 EST 2017 | Fox Sports
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 Raiders were 12-3 and atop the AFC West. Of course, they were also facing their worst-case scenario for their regular-season finale and their opening playoff game. That’s because Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr fractured his fibula in the win over Indy, effectively ending his season. On Saturday, the Raiders’ ..

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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..
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 ..
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..
HOUSTON – They harassed him, they puzzled him, they intercepted him, and the Houston Texans’ defense dominated the Oakland Raiders and rookie quarterback Connor Cook. Oakland snapp..
Punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt. After the Oakland Raiders cut into an early Houston Texans lead to make Saturday’s AFC wild-card a three-point game, Connor Coo..
Connor Cook’s first pass attempt as a starting quarterback for the Raiders—which also happened to be his first pass attempt in an NFL playoff game—was supposed to be a quick, relat..
The Oakland Raiders announced Wednesday that Connor Cook would remain the starting quarterback for the team's Wild Card matchup against the Houston Texans, per Scott Bair of C..
Connor Cook’s first pass attempt as a starting quarterback for the Raiders—which also happened to be his first pass attempt in an NFL playoff game—was supposed to be a quick, relat..
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..
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..
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 ..
The NFL wild-card round opens in Houston’s NRG Stadium on Saturday afternoon, between the quarterback-deficient Texans and the even-more quarterback-deficient Raiders. Of course, f..
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..
The fifth-seeded Oakland Raiders meet the fourth-seeded Houston Texans, AFC South champions, in an AFC wild card game as the NFL Playoffs begin on Saturday, January ..
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..
The Oakland Raiders (12-4) return to the postseason for the first time in 14 years was supposed to be treated with more hope and fanfare. They had an MVP candidate in quarterback 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..
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 playoff win ove..
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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..
The Raiders and Texans are set to square off on Saturday in a rematch of an earlier meeting that Oakland won in Mexico City. Of course, that was back when Derek Carr was healthy an..
The 2017 NFL postseason will open up on Saturday afternoon with a Wild Card round matchup between the Oakland Raiders (12-4) and Houston Texans. (9-7) These two AFC teams have had ..
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..
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..
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..
Connor Cook's first NFL start could not have gone much worse. The Raiders rookie quarterback struggled in Saturday's AFC wild-card playoff game against the Texans, throwing th..
Injured Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was optimistic when offering his thoughts after his team’s playoff loss on Saturday. Frankly, the Oakland Raiders didn’t stand much o..
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HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans had earned their standing as the top-ranked defense in the NFL, competing against quarterbacks that ran the gamut from exceptional to ineffective. Oak..
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..
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