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    Getty UNC QB Sam Howell. Over the years, many questioned Derek Carr’s status as the Las Vegas Raiders quarterback because of Jon Gruden’s noncommital nature at the position. However, Gruden may have actually been his biggest champion. Carr even said earlier in the season that the coach threatened to quit football if he was hurt when the quarterback had an injury scare. Gruden is gone now and the Raiders could be in for a major shake-up this offseason. The team is at 6-6 but has lost four of the last five games. It’s looking very possible that they’ll be bringing in a new general manager and head coach in the offseason. If that’s the case, that could make Carr’s future murky. He’s second in the NFL in passing yards right now but the offense is much too inconsistent this season. Vic Tafur of The Athletic doesn’t necessarily think that the Raiders should move on from Carr immediately, but he does believe that they should draft a quarterback in the offseason: At this point, I would trade down for...
    The most positive development in Week 13 was seeing a pair of the NFL’s top quarterbacks back in business. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray missed three weeks with an ankle injury, and looked like his old self as the Cardinals improved to an NFL best 10-2 with a 33-22 win over the Chicago Bears. Meanwhile, Seattle’s Russell Wilson came back to life after playing poorly since his return from surgery on the middle finger of his throwing hand. It figures that it would happen against the 49ers, a team  of which he may as well be co-owner with John York. Wilson is now 17-4 against the 49ers including one playoff game. In terms of conference seedings, here are the quarterbacks aligned with postseason berths heading into Week 13. NFC: Kyler Murray (Arizona), Rodgers (Green Bay), Tom Brady (Tampa Bay), Dak Prescott (Dallas), Matthew Stafford (LA Rams), Taylor Heineke (Washington), Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers). AFC:  Mac Jones (New England), Ryan Tannehill (Tennessee), Lamar Jackson (Baltimore), Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City), Justin Herbert (LA Chargers), Joe Burrow (Cincinnati),...
    Getty Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney. When Rich Bisaccia took over as the Las Vegas Raiders‘ interim head coach, it looked like a longshot that he would keep the job going forward. He quickly led the team to two wins and it then looked like his chances of keeping the job were going up. After that strong start, the Raiders have lost four of five games and it’s almost a certainty that Bisaccia won’t be the head coach once the season ends. Though the team has only had one winning season since 2002, it should be an attractive job for potential coaching candidates in the offseason. One interesting name for owner Mark Davis to ponder would be Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney. The two-time National Champion was in attendance during Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team donning Raiders gear. Dabo and The King ????@clemsonfb x @therichardpetty pic.twitter.com/guEl62maGR — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) December 5, 2021 Now, there may not be anything notable to come from Swinney being at the game. The Raiders have a number...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A few weeks ago, Derek Carr stood up at the podium after a lopsided loss and proclaimed that this year’s version of the Raiders would be different and could avoid another collapse in the second half of the season. After the Raiders fell to Washington 17-15 on Sunday for their fourth loss in five games to deal a big blow to their dwindling playoff hopes, Carr was far less optimistic. READ MORE: Lost Toddler Found with Service Dog on Fremont Street CornerAnother game plagued by slow starts on offense and an inability to finish drives with touchdowns have taken a big toll on the Raiders (6-6). “That’s frustrating. You know because you try to emphasize, you try to fix it, and you go and it doesn’t happen,” Carr said. “It happens one time, and it doesn’t happen every time. Each play tells its own story. It’s frustrating, I wish I could stand up here and break down the whole thing. … To answer your question, it is frustrating that you emphasize something, it looks good one week, then...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A few weeks ago, Derek Carr stood up at the podium after a lopsided loss and proclaimed that this year’s version of the Raiders would be different and could avoid another collapse in the second half of the season. After the Raiders fell to Washington 17-15 on Sunday for their fourth loss in five games to deal a big blow to their dwindling playoff hopes, Carr was far less optimistic. Another game plagued by slow starts on offense and an inability to finish drives with touchdowns have taken a big toll on the Raiders (6-6). “That’s frustrating. You know because you try to emphasize, you try to fix it, and you go and it doesn’t happen,” Carr said. “It happens one time, and it doesn’t happen every time. Each play tells its own story. It’s frustrating, I wish I could stand up here and break down the whole thing. … To answer your question, it is frustrating that you emphasize something, it looks good one week, then the other week, and then it’s not. We...
    Ron Rivera is hoping to keep the momentum going after the Washington Football Team won their fourth straight over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.  Feeling amped up, head coach Ron Rivera entered the locker room and delivered a fiery speech with a simple message.  RAIDERS’ KENYAN DRAKE CALLS OUT NFL AFTER SEASON-ENDING INJURY: ‘LET’S GET THE PRIORITIES TOGETHER'  "I told you guys, everything we need is in this room," Rivera yelled in a video posted to the team’s Twitter. "Understand this more than anything else: We can do what we want. We can be what we want. It's up to us!"  The players reacted with loud cheers, rightfully so after newbie Brian Johnson kicked the go-ahead 48-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining to win the game.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "They are resilient and they bounce back and as I said the one thing that they seem to feel and believe is that if you give us a chance, we’ll see what happens and that’s the biggest thing we saw today," Rivera told reporters...
    Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake called out the NFL on Sunday for poor officiating after sustaining a season-ending injury in the 17-15 loss against the Washington Football Team. Drake was carted off the field in the second quarter after being brought down from behind by defensive tackle Daniel Wise, who appeared to roll over his right ankle causing him to be ruled out for the remainder of the game.  Drake broke his ankle and the injury is considered season-ending, the NFL Network reported. WASHINGTON RALLIES FOR 4TH STRAIGHT WIN, 17-15 OVER RAIDERS Running back Kenyan Drake #23 of the Las Vegas Raiders is taken off the field on a cart after he was injured on a play against the Washington Football Team during their game at Allegiant Stadium on Dec. 5, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Washington Football Team defeated the Raiders 17-15.   (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) The former Alabama standout later took to Twitter to call for a rule change to protect players from these types of injuries.  "The NFL needs to look...
    Getty Dillon Stoner of the Las Vegas Raiders/ The Las Vegas Raiders have decided to keep the wide receiver room pretty light right now. After carrying six wide receivers on the active roster for much of last season, the team currently only has four wide receivers on the active roster and it doesn’t appear they’ll be changing that as they rely on practice squad players. The team released rookie wide receiver Dillon Stoner last week after a brief stint on the active roster. His time in free agency didn’t last very long as the Raiders announced that they signed him back to the practice squad. In order to make room for Stoner, the team released wide receiver Jeff Badet. He was a notable signing due to his 4.27 40-yard dash speed but he never had the chance to see the field for the Raiders. Stoner was activated for Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team but only played four special teams snaps with no offensive snaps. The Raiders clearly like him as evident by the fact that they...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders RB Kenyan Drake. The Las Vegas Raiders can’t catch a break this season. They’ve already been without two starting offensive linemen for most of the year due to injury in Richie Incognito and Denzelle Good, and the injury issues on offense are continuing to pile on. Tight end Darren Waller missed Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team and it remains to be seen when he’ll return to the field. Now, the Raiders will no longer have their No. 2 running back the rest of the season. Kenyan Drake had to get carted off the field against Washington on Sunday after taking an awkward hit to his ankle. The Raiders’ worst fears were realized as the ankle is broken, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. #Raiders RB Kenyan Drake suffered a broken ankle in today’s game, sources say, and he is out for the season. Drake, the team’s second-leading rusher, was ruled out quickly in the loss to the Washington Football Team. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 6, 2021 Drake hasn’t been having as...
    Kenyan Drake’s 2021 NFL season with the Las Vegas Raiders is over after breaking his leg on a controversial tackling technique used by a member of the Washington Football Team’s defense. Though the Las Vegas Raiders are still somewhat alive for the playoffs over in the AFC, it is season over for running back Kenyan Drake. Drake had been the Silver and Black’s second-leading rusher on the season. While he was more of a change-of-pace back to fellow Alabama alum Josh Jacobs, Drake did have immense value on this team. Now, he will have to watch the rest of Las Vegas’ games from the sidelines after getting his ankle broken on a questionable tackling technique used by a Washington Football Team defender. Odds are, Drake’s ankle would still be fully intact if he didn’t get gator rolled on this rough tackle. Graphic Video Warning: The #NFL needs to look at this specific style of tackling. They are throwing flags for taunting and protecting qbs from getting touched but this is my 2nd straight season being injured by a guy pulling...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A stagnant offense that continues to struggle on third downs and failed to score its first touchdown until four minutes into the fourth quarter led to the Las Vegas Raiders losing for the fourth time in five games on Sunday. Las Vegas was 2 for 8 on third-down conversions and scored just one touchdown in its 17-15 loss to Washington. READ MORE: 49ers Miss Chance To Separate In Jumbled NFC Playoff Race“Just a difficult story for us in the red zone, obviously coming out of there with field goals,” interim coach Rich Bisaccia said. “We missed some throws down there today. We had a chance for some. We’ve got to find a way to score more than 15 points, obviously.” The Raiders, however, were 1 for 2 in the red zone. And the three field goals from Daniel Carlson, last week’s AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, kept Las Vegas within striking distance with boots from 52, 38, and 37 yards. Washington’s Taylor Heinicke threw touchdown passes to Logan Thomas, on the opening drive, and...
    A FAMILY watched in terror as a gang of brutal attackers tried to force their six-year-old son into an OVEN and threatened to cook him alive in South Africa. The distraught schoolboy was at the hands of seven heavily armed men who stormed the family farm in Mpumulanga Province. 2The family's farm was raided by a vicious gang 2It wasn't the first time the farm had been ransacked It was just one of a string of inhumane attacks on farmers which have included an old lady being tortured with a blowtorch whilst held down and her hands and feet scorched recently. In the latest attack, a gang manhandled the screaming youngster into the oven saying they would roast him as they thought the family were hiding cash from them. Cattle farmer Niel Bierman, 47, wife Sonja, 43, and sons Daniel, 13, Jacobus, 10, and Gideon, 6, were ambushed on the farm which they had owned for the past 15 years. As a side-line they run a guesthouse on their land where they put up contractors working in the area with...
    Getty The Steelers could make a play for a veteran QB to replace Ben Roethlisberger. The Pittsburgh Steelers may be riding with Ben Roethlisberger for the remainder of the 2021 season, but the 2022 season may be a different story. The Steelers haven’t committed to Roethlisberger beyond this season and the 39-year-old quarterback hasn’t committed to playing beyond this year. With the idea that this could realistically be Roethlisberger’s last season in Pittsburgh, the Steelers are starting to prepare for life without Big Ben for the first time since 2003. According to Brooke Pryor of ESPN, the Steelers will have a number of options to choose from — whether that’s veterans on the free agency and trade market or a rookie quarterback from the NFL draft.Steelers Could ‘Make a Play’ for Cousins and CarrWhile the Steelers will have no shortage of options, two of the more intriguing candidates are a couple of former Pro Bowl quarterbacks in the Minnesota Vikings’ Kirk Cousins and Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr. While both QB’s are under contract through the 2022...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A stagnant offense that continues to struggle on third downs and failed to score its first touchdown until four minutes into the fourth quarter led to the Las Vegas Raiders losing for the fourth time in five games on Sunday. Las Vegas was 2 for 8 on third-down conversions and scored just one touchdown in its 17-15 loss to Washington. “Just a difficult story for us in the red zone, obviously coming out of there with field goals,” interim coach Rich Bisaccia said. “We missed some throws down there today. We had a chance for some. We’ve got to find a way to score more than 15 points, obviously.” The Raiders, however, were 1 for 2 in the red zone. And the three field goals from Daniel Carlson, last week’s AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, kept Las Vegas within striking distance with boots from 52, 38, and 37 yards. Washington’s Taylor Heinicke threw touchdown passes to Logan Thomas, on the opening drive, and Antonio Gibson early in the fourth quarter. Washington (6-6) allowed the...
    Here is how the AFC Playoff Picture looks following the Baltimore Ravens’ huge loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13. Week 13 is almost in the books and the AFC standings have shaken up. The Baltimore Ravens losing 20-19 following a failed two-point conversion, and with the Las Vegas Raiders losing 17-15 to the Washington Football Team. If the 2021 season were to end today, here is how the AFC Playoff Picture would look. Note: This is before the Kansas City Chiefs-Denver Broncos game on Sunday Night Football, and the New England Patriots-Buffalo Bills game on Monday Night Football.AFC Playoff Picture: NFL Division Standings After Week 13AFC East New England Patriots (8-4) Buffalo Bills (7-4) Miami Dolphins (6-7) New York Jets (3-9) AFC North Baltimore Ravens (8-4) Cincinnati Bengals (7-5) Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5-1) Cleveland Browns (6-6) AFC South Tennessee Titans (8-4) Indianapolis Colts (7-6) Houston Texans (2-10) Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10) AFC West Kansas City Chiefs (7-4) Los Angeles Chargers (7-5) Denver Broncos (6-5) Las Vegas Raiders (6-6) The New England Patriots now are the top seed in the AFC,...
    Getty Derek Carr with Greg Olson. Meet the new Las Vegas Raiders, same as the old Raiders. After starting the season 5-2, the team is now 6-6 with a 17-15 loss at home to the Washington Football Team. Though they can still make the playoffs, 2021 certainly feels like another year wasted for the silver and black. If things don’t change, the Raiders will miss the playoffs for the third straight year after starting off the season hot. Sunday’s loss lies solely with the offense as the defense put up a strong performance. The offensive gameplan from offensive coordinator Greg Olson was uninspiring and quarterback Derek Carr had a poor performance. He missed a number of throws that he normally makes, including an overthrow to an open Bryan Edwards on a two-point conversion that could’ve changed the outcome of the game. There’s plenty of blame to go around for the loss but the playcalling on offense has to be taken to task. Olson has put together some strong gameplans against the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos....
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdown passes and set up new kicker Brian Johnson’s game-winning 48-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining to lead Washington to its fourth straight win, 17-15 over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Heinicke threw a 7-yard TD pass to Logan Thomas on the opening drive and a 4-yarder to Antonio Gibson early in the fourth quarter after extending the drive with a key third-down scramble. READ MORE: UPDATE: SF Restaurant Apologizes for Denying Service to Armed, On-Duty Police OfficersBut Washington (6-6) then allowed the Raiders (6-6) to score on successive drives to take a 15-14 lead on Daniel Carlson’s 37-yard field goal that was set up by Nate Hobbs’ interception of Heinicke. But Heinicke responded and drove Washington down the field to set up the kick by Johnson. who was signed earlier this week after Joey Slye went down with an injury. Coordinator Jack Del Rio’s defense then sealed it to give him the win in his first game against the Raiders since being fired by the team following the 2017...
    The Raiders should be upset that a WFT defender got away with pass interference on the biggest play of the game, but Cowboys fans should be just as angry. Whenever the Dallas Cowboys faced the Raiders on Thanksgiving Day, they couldn’t stop drawing pass interference penalties. Cornerback Anthony Brown alone was called for four such infractions totaling 91 yards, including an ultimately decisive call in overtime. Some of those calls were warranted while others were questionable at best. So imagine then watching a division rival such as the Washington Football Team play the same Raiders and experiencing a completely different outcome from the refs, particularly on the biggest play of the game. After WFT took a two-point lead, Las Vegas had the chance to drive down the field and retake the lead, albeit with little time remaining. Derek Carr then seemingly had a deep shot to Zay Jones open but a Washington defender tugged on the jersey and seemingly impeded the wide receiver. When the pass fell incomplete, though, there was no laundry on the field for a PI call....
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdown passes and set up new kicker Brian Johnson’s game-winning 48-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining to lead Washington to its fourth straight win, 17-15 over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Heinicke threw a 7-yard TD pass to Logan Thomas on the opening drive and a 4-yarder to Antonio Gibson early in the fourth quarter after extending the drive with a key third-down scramble. But Washington (6-6) then allowed the Raiders (6-6) to score on successive drives to take a 15-14 lead on Daniel Carlson’s 37-yard field goal that was set up by Nate Hobbs’ interception of Heinicke. But Heinicke responded and drove Washington down the field to set up the kick by Johnson. who was signed earlier this week after Joey Slye went down with an injury. Coordinator Jack Del Rio’s defense then sealed it to give him the win in his first game against the Raiders since being fired by the team following the 2017 season. The game was sealed when Derek Carr’s desperation heave from his 43...
    Dabo Swinney was seen on the sideline of the Raiders latest game against the Washington Football Team, spurring some rumors. We’ll start with the obvious — no, Swinney isn’t in the conversation to become the Raiders next head coach, as far as we know. There haven’t been rumors connecting the current Clemson coach to Las Vegas, not to mention his buyout and forfeiture of future earnings make it less than optimal, assuming he’s not getting Jon Gruden money. Speaking of Gruden, who was forced out due to an email controversy that included offensive language, the Raiders need a new head coach. Interim man Rich Bisaccia isn’t expected to be retained after the season. Dabo and The King ????@clemsonfb x @therichardpetty pic.twitter.com/guEl62maGR — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) December 5, 2021 Swinney would be an impact hire, but he’s reshaped the Clemson program into his image, and it’s one of the best jobs in college football. Unless he’s itching to go pro, the Raiders are a weird fit.Why was Dabo Swinney at the Raiders game?Clelin Ferrell, CB Trayvon Mullen, WR Hunter Renfrow,...
    Getty Former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio. By the time the 2016 season ended, it looked like the Raiders were building a possible contender for a long time to come. The team won 12 games and could’ve gone on a Super Bowl run had quarterback Derek Carr not broken his fibula. Despite the disappointing end to the 2016 campaign, the future was bright for the Raiders as the team’s three best players in Carr, Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack were all 25 or younger. Former head coach Jack Del Rio made the decision to move on from offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave after the season despite the offense being ninth in points scored per game. Del Rio promoted quarterbacks coach Todd Downing to offensive coordinator and the wheels quickly fell off. The Raiders went 6-10 in 2017 and the offense was 22nd in points scored per game. The coaching staff was fired after the season despite only being a year removed from a playoff run. Del Rio, now the defensive coordinator for the Washington Football Team, is set...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders WR DeSean Jackson. Based on his 102-yard performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, DeSean Jackson certainly doesn’t look his age. The veteran wide receiver just turned 35-years-old but is proving that he’s still a great deep threat. Though he isn’t going to be able to match some of the consistent production he had earlier in his career, the Las Vegas Raiders need him to continue to be an impact player if they hope to make the playoffs. Jackson remains as focused as ever. Even when younger players try to pay him his respects, he doesn’t want them. “I have been playing against dudes who are like trying to shake my hand and congratulate me and tell me they have been watching me since I was a little kid,” Jackson said Thursday. “I’m like, ‘We can save that until after the game. … I am about to whup your ass.’” This is Jackson’s 14th season in the NFL but he hasn’t won a Super Bowl yet. He doesn’t want anything to take his...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders GM Mike Mayock. Fullbacks have fallen out of fashion in the NFL over the last several years, but the Las Vegas Raiders offense relies on having a good one being very involved. Alec Ingold went from an undrafted rookie in 2019 to a team captain and key player in 2021. It was a big blow to the team when he was ruled out for the season due to a torn ACL he suffered against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders didn’t have another fullback on the roster so they were quick to sign Ingold’s replacement in Sutton Smith. The former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker has played on both sides of the ball. Las Vegas first brought him in on the practice squad but it appears they’ve been impressed with him early on. They’ve been so impressed that they’ve signed him to a two-year deal, according to JL Sports. Congrats to client @suttonsmith5 on signing a 2 year deal with the @Raiders — JL Sports (@JLSports3) December 3, 2021 With Smith signing to the active roster,...
    Getty Former Raiders WR Dillon Stoner. One of the most intriguing undrafted free agent signings the Las Vegas Raiders made in the offseason was wide receiver Dillon Stoner. The former Oklahoma State standout was called a “huge steal” by former Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant. Stoner spent most of the early parts of the season on the practice squad but had a chance to play on the active roster in recent weeks. In four games, he didn’t catch a single pass and wasn’t very active on offense, playing only a total of seven snaps. The Raiders have decided to cut Stoner to make room for cornerback Trayvon Mullen, who is returning from Injured Reserve. We have waived WR Dillon Stoner. pic.twitter.com/jFpOSQtm6f — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) December 2, 2021 It would’ve been good news for the Raiders if Stoner was able to make some plays and earn a long-term role in the offense. That didn’t happen as he likely wasn’t ready to be a playmaker quite yet. Should he clear waivers, Las Vegas will almost certainly sign...
    BOSTON (AP) — Jahmyl Telfort had 18 points to lead five Northeastern players in double figures as the Huskies narrowly beat Colgate 74-69 on Friday night. Shaquille Walters added 14 points for the Huskies. Tyreek Scott-Grayson chipped in 12, Chris Doherty scored 11 and Jason Strong had 11. Doherty also had seven rebounds. Nelly Cummings had 18 points for the Raiders (3-5). Oliver Lynch-Daniels added 11 points. Tucker Richardson had 10 points. The Huskies evened the season series against the Raiders. Colgate defeated Northeastern 65-58 on Nov. 9. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Ohio State football quarterback Quinn Ewers. (Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch) Quinn Ewers has entered the transfer portal after one year at Ohio State, but where could the No. 1 quarterback from the 2021 class be heading now? Ohio State football had an embarrassment of riches at the quarterback position that was made even crazier when Quinn Ewers reclassified from 2022 to the 2021 cycle, making him the No. 1-ranked recruit and quarterback in the class and taking him to Columbus. Of course, he did not win the job as C.J. Stroud took over and, now, he won’t be with the Buckeyes past this season. Ahead of conference championship weekend, though OSU won’t be playing, Ewers entered the transfer portal in a stunning move that puts one of the most talented young quarterbacks in college football — even if we’ve not seen him on the field — on the transfer market. We know he’s leaving Ohio State, but where could Quinn Ewers land next? There are three likely destinations for the Southland, TX native.Quinn Ewers transfer rumors: 3 destinations for QB3....
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller. The Las Vegas Raiders had to hold their breath against the Dallas Cowboys when star tight end Darren Waller was forced out of the game with an injury. Luckily, he only had a strained IT band, which isn’t bad considering the alternatives. However, he still could miss some time due to the injury. Waller missed practice for the Raiders all week as he nurses the injury. On Friday, interim head coach Rich Bisaccia announced that the tight end will be doubtful for Sunday’s matchup against the Washington Football Team. Waller is a very important part of the offense so it’ll be a blow if he can’t end up playing. That said, the Raiders pulled off a win against the Cowboys last week despite Waller missing most of the game. The team also beat the Philadelphia Eagles earlier in the season in a game where the tight end didn’t even suit up. Obviously, the Raiders would much rather have him on the field if possible but it’s not a guaranteed loss...
    Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib supports the LGBTQ+ community through the Trevor Project with rainbow cleats for the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats.  In Week 13, NFL players have the opportunity to “wear their hearts on their feet.” That’s the intention of the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign, which allows NFL players to wear artistically-designed cleats representing the cause and charity they support most fervently. For Carl Nassib, the NFL’s only openly gay player, that means supporting his LGBTQ+ community with cleats dedicated to The Trevor Project. Nassib’s cleats are the fourth pair featured in a teaser video the Las Vegas Raiders released ahead of Sunday. Its all in the details ???? #MyCauseMyCleats A closer look at the cleats you’ll see on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/QBrYgGqhhJ — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) December 3, 2021 The cleats feature a navy backdrop with “The Trevor Project” written on the outer side. The shoelace tabs are each a different color, representing the rainbow color scale often used to symbolize the LGBTQ+ spectrum. The top of the cleat features a tab with...
    Getty DeSean Jackson & Mike Mayock of the Las Vegas Raiders. DeSean Jackson’s first catch as a Las Vegas Raider ended in a costly fumble against the Kansas City Chiefs. The following game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jackson didn’t even see a pass thrown his way. Needless to say, the start to his Raiders tenure wasn’t great. He broke through in a major way against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving as he had three catches for 102 yards and a touchdown. He also drew a couple of huge defensive pass interference calls that won’t show up in the stat sheet. He’s 35-years-old now but is becoming an important player for the Raiders. Las Vegas is the fifth team that Jackson has played for throughout his 14-year career and he’s tired of moving around. Despite his age, he’s proving that he could have another year or two left in the tank. If he has it his way, he won’t play for another team besides the Raiders throughout the rest of his career. “I’ve been with four or five teams...
    Getty Jack Del Rio with Derek Carr. When the Las Vegas Raiders hired Jack Del Rio as head coach in 2015, he quickly turned the franchise around. After missing the playoffs every year since 2002, Del Rio led the team to a 12-4 record and a playoff berth in just his second year. It looked like the start of something great for the silver and black but the fall was just as quick as the rise. The 2016 season was excellent and the Raiders were a popular Super Bowl pick heading into 2017. Unfortunately, the team fell apart and ended that season with a 6-10 record. Instead of giving Del Rio one more season to get the team back on track, owner Mark Davis fired him and replaced him with Jon Gruden. Del Rio is now the defensive coordinator for the Washington Football Team and is getting his first chance to play the Raiders since his firing on Sunday. One of the most notable things to happen during Del Rio’s time in Oakland was the emergence of quarterback...
    WASHINGTON (5-6) at LAS VEGAS (6-5) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Raiders by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Washington 4-7; Las Vegas 5-6. SERIES RECORD: Raiders lead 8-6. LAST MEETING: Washington beat Raiders 27-10 on Sept. 24, 2017, at Landover, Maryland. LAST WEEK: Washington beat Seahawks 17-15; Raiders beat Cowboys 36-33, OT. WASHINGTON OFFENSE: OVERALL (19), RUSH (9), PASS (20), SCORING (20). WASHINGTON DEFENSE: OVERALL (18), RUSH (4), PASS (30), SCORING (25). RAIDERS OFFENSE: OVERALL (6), RUSH (27), PASS (2), SCORING (17). RAIDERS DEFENSE: OVERALL (21), RUSH (25), PASS (13), SCORING (30). TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL: Washington minus-4; Raiders 0. WASHINGTON PLAYER TO WATCH: The season-ending injury to veteran linebacker Jon Bostic already thrust first-round pick Jamin Davis into a bigger role than expected during his rookie year. A surprise foot injury to Landon Collins, who had been excelling in a hybrid linebacker/safety role, puts even more onus on Davis against the Raiders. RAIDERS PLAYER TO WATCH: WR DeSean Jackson made his biggest impact last week since joining the Raiders in midseason. Jackson caught a 56-yard...
    Jack Del Rio never made it to Las Vegas with the Raiders, so his first game there will be as an opponent instead of head coach of the team he cheered for as a kid. Despite being the most successful Raiders coach in nearly two decades, Del Rio was fired by owner Mark Davis in 2017 about nine months after the team’s planned move from Oakland was approved by the NFL. That means Del Rio will be on the visiting sideline as defensive coordinator when Washington (5-6) takes on the Raiders (6-5) on Sunday. “I grew up right there. Well, not in Vegas, but I grew up right there in Oakland and I grew up a Raider fan,” Del Rio said. “It’s what I know. It’s what I was growing up. I’ve always enjoyed competing against them when I’m there, and I enjoyed the time when I was the head coach. I thought we had a good, solid run while I was there.” Del Rio’s early exit came despite being the only coach to lead the Raiders to...
    (CBS Denver) — The Kansas City Chiefs have returned to the top of the AFC West standings. They’re not the team that blew through opponents the last two seasons, but they are finding ways to beat the teams they should. Four straight wins have moved the Chiefs to 7-4. That’s one win ahead of the rest of the division. The Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos have all found their way to 6-5. Week 13 matchups could provide a little separation for the Chiefs. Or they could simply jumble the standings, without really changing much. The Chargers try to bounce back against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Raiders face the the Washington Football Team in a matchup of teams gaining late-season momentum. And the Broncos look to end the Chiefs’ winning streak. All four AFC West teams will be hoping for at least a share of the division lead. READ MORE: Pat McAfee Donates $2 Million Dollars To Plum AthleticsSportsLine‘s Larry Hartstein breaks down AFC West matchups in Week 13. All times listed are Eastern. Los Angeles Chargers...
    (CBS Boston) — San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell feasted upon the Minnesota Vikings for 133 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. To be fair, the Vikings run defense this season doesn’t exactly measure up to the Purple People Eaters. But Mitchell draws another favorable matchup this week, when the 49ers visit the Seahawks in Seattle. In Week 12, the Seahawks struggled to contain Washington Football Team’s Antonio Gibson, who had about the same number of touches as Mitchell did. With Deebo Samuel still out in San Francisco, Mitchell should have plenty of opportunities to pile up fantasy points. CBSSports.com’s Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Heath Cummings Sr. have broken down the Week 13 matchups and come up with their best options for you this week. The full list of players is below. To hear their reasoning, check out the video and tune in to the Fantasy Football Today podcast. For more fantasy advice, head over to the CBSSports.com fantasy football section, where the guys have weekly posts each week breaking down the latest news and analysis. READ...