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Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) chases Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) during the second half of their game Dec. 1, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo.
After Waller and Jacobs, which Raiders are on the Pro Bowl track?
Dec. 24, 2020
Earlier this week Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs learned they were selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time. It’s a huge milestone for both players and clearly marks them as young building blocks for the Raiders franchise ...
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks for a receiver during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.
Carr or Mariota? Injury makes starter unclear for Raiders against Dolphins
Dec. 23, 2020
The Raiders may not give the Dolphins the luxury of knowing which quarterback they’ll face Saturday evening at Allegiant Stadium. Las Vegas starter Derek Carr, who hurt his groin early in a 30-27 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last Thursday, returned to practice Tuesday but only in a ...
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) lingers at the sideline after suffering an apparent groin injury during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.
Analysis: Injuries not to blame for the Raiders’ recent fall from grace
Dec. 22, 2020
The best defensive effort the Raiders have shown over the past month might have come in Jon Gruden’s most recent news conference. ...
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks for a receiver during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.
Analysis: What Marcus Mariota brings to Raiders offense
Dec. 21, 2020
Mariota's running ability is a big weapon, and though he hadn’t played all year, coach Jon Gruden had some packages ready to take advantage of his speed.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) launches himself between Los Angeles Chargers outside linebackers Nick Vigil (59) and Kenneth Murray (56) and makes it into the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of a game at Allegiant Stadium Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.
Raiders’ late-season collapse continues in crippling loss to Chargers
Dec. 18, 2020
Only a little more than a month ago, the Raiders were 6-3 and sitting pretty in their aim to get to the postseason in their first season in Las Vegas. They’ve won only one of ...
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (86) makes it past Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Keisean Nixon (22) and free safety Erik Harris (25) to score a touchdown during the first half of a game at Allegiant Stadium Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.
Instant analysis: Raiders give up OT lead and watch playoffs fade in loss to Chargers
Dec. 18, 2020
The Raiders absolutely needed a win on Thursday, and they came achingly close, even taking a brief lead in overtime. But Justin Herbert led the Chargers the length of the field and finished the game with a walk-off touchdown on a quarterback sneak ...
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and tight end Darren Waller (83) celebrates after Waller scored on a Mariota pass during the first half of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.
Live coverage: Raiders fall to .500 with overtime loss to Chargers
Dec. 17, 2020
A third straight loss at Allegiant Stadium has all but killed the Las Vegas Raiders’ playoff hopes. ...
Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen (27) chases after Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman (11) during a game at Allegiant Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020.
Discipline on defense: How Rod Marinelli hopes to turn around the Raiders
Dec. 16, 2020
Nick Kwiatkoski and Johnathan Hankins, the two Raiders’ defensive players who spoke to media following the team’s 44-27 loss to the Colts, didn’t see a need for sweeping changes in the final three games of the season. ...
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli talks to players on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Dallas beat Miami 31-6.
Analysis: Top priorities for new Raiders defensive coordinator
Dec. 15, 2020
Las Vegas doesn’t have a lot of time to retool the defense, as they’re on a short week and there are only three games left in the season ...
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, left, talks with defensive coordinator Paul Guenther during an NFL football training camp practice Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, Pool)
Paul Guenther fired, Rod Marinelli takes over as Raiders’ defensive coordinator
Dec. 14, 2020
A change many frustrated Raiders’ fans have requested came to fruition Sunday night, about two hours after the team’s lopsided loss to the Colts. ...
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) passes to Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines (21) during a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020.
Raiders get trampled by Colts as playoff chances tumble
Dec. 14, 2020
Las Vegas squandered an opportunity to solidify its playoff standing, falling to 7-6 and sitting a victory outside the current postseason picture with a third ...
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) runs in for a touchdown against Las Vegas Raiders outside linebacker Cory Littleton (42) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas.
Instant analysis: Defense implodes in Raiders' loss to Indianapolis
Dec. 14, 2020
Sunday’s meeting between Las Vegas and Indianapolis was built up as a quasi-playoff game, but only the Colts showed up ...
Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) makes a run during a play in the first half of their game at Allegiant Stadium Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020.
Darren Waller validates Raiders’ faith in him with another great season
Dec. 12, 2020
Some skepticism regarding Darren Waller may have been warranted entering this season, at least considering the lengths the Raiders went to hype their tight end after a breakout season. ...
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr celebrates after the Raiders defeated the Cleveland Browns 16-6 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Can Derek Carr carry Raiders to the playoffs?
Dec. 11, 2020
If everything goes according to plan for the Raiders, they’ll get star running back Josh Jacobs and mountainous right tackle Trent Brown back for the season’s final four games, giving the Las Vegas offense a big boost as they jostle for playoff positioning. And safety ...
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) stiff arms Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones (45) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta.
A five-step plan for the Raiders to punch a postseason ticket in their final four regular-season games
Dec. 10, 2020
With a 7-5 record after a miracle win on a completed Hail Mary to Henry Ruggs III in the final seconds at New York, Las Vegas sits in position to make it into the playoffs ...