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Wed Jan 11 04:52:01 EST 2017 | Chron
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) gains yardage against Oakland Raiders free safety Reggie Nelson (27) during the fourth quarter of an NFL playoff game at NRG Stadium, January 7, 2017. Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) gains yardage against Oakland Raiders free safety Reggie Nelson (27) during the fourth quarter of an NFL playoff game at NRG Stadium, January 7, 2017. Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook (8) is sacked by Houston Te..

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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..
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..
Connor Cook is making his first career NFL start on one of the biggest stages, and the Houston Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney made sure to give the Oakland Raiders’ rookie QB a rude welc..
Connor Cook’s first start in the National Football League will come in the Oakland Raiders’ return to the postseason for the first time in 14 years. With starter Derek Carr out of ..
Well, at 12-4 the Oakland Raiders managed to piece together one of the most impressive regular seasons in the National Football League this year, and yet this is far from the circu..
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..
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..
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..
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..
The Oakland Raiders (12-4) travel to Houston to play the AFC South Division Champion Texans (9-7). The Wild Card game is a rematch of the Week 11 Monday Night Football Mexico City ..
HOUSTON -- Texans safety Quintin Demps injured his hamstring early in the first half of Saturday's 27-14 wild-card win over the Oakland Raiders and did not return. Demps spent most..
In this week's episode, I talked to Houston linebacker Whitney Mercilus, as his team prepares to face the Patriots in Foxboro this Saturday night. Mercilus talks about the challeng..
12:13 AM ET Close HOUSTON -- Raiders coach Jack Del Rio thought about replacing rookie quarterback Connor Cook with Matt McGloin after Cook's poor first half in the Raiders' 27-14 ..
The Texans host the Raiders at NRG Stadium as the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs gets underway. Houston will start Brock Osweiler over Tom Savage at quarterback, while Oakland..
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..
The Texans linebacker talks about playing New England in the divisional round, how the team adapted to losing J.J. Watt for the season and the emergence of teammate Jadeveon Clowne..
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 ..
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 Connor Cook as th..
The 12-4 Oakland Raiders travel to NRG Stadium to take on the 9-7 Houston Texans in the opening round of the NFL playoffs! Due to a multitude of injuries, Oakland’s Connor Cook wil..
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..
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..
The Houston Texans officially ruled out quarterback Tom Savage with a concussion for Saturday's AFC wild-card playoff game against the Oakland Raiders. Outside linebacker John Simo..
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..
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..
Le'Veon Bell, RB, Steelers. 2016 stats: 261 carries, 1,268 yards, 4.9 yards per carry and seven touchdowns in 12 games.  Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY SportsLast SlideNext Slide..
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 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 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..
The 2017 NFL postseason gets underway this weekend with Raiders-Texans kicking off the action. It won’t be the Derek Carr-Tom Savage matchup we were all expecting, but it’s almost ..
Jan 7 (The Sports Xchange) - The Houston Texans, behind a defense that smothered rookie Oakland quarterback Connor Cook throughout, cruised to a 27-14 victory over the Raiders in a..
For a moment, the Raiders had it all. Their best record in 16 years, a ticket to the postseason, a homegrown quarterback having an MVP-calibre season. Oakland's 2016 season was sur..
In his fifth season as General Manager of the Oakland Raiders, Reggie McKenzie has proven why he should be the Executive of the Year. Back in 2012, the Oakland Raiders announced th..
Brock Osweiler was named the starter for the Houston Texans going into Saturday’s game with Tom Savage in concussion protocol, and Osweiler put up a performance that was enough to ..
With Tom Savage clearing concussion protocol, do the Houston Texans have a quarterback controversy on their hands? Playing against a rookie quarterback making his first career star..