RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Derrick Johnson out for season with ruptured Achilles’ tendon

The Kansas City Chiefs had some bad news that counterbalanced the positive feelings following their win on Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced after the game that linebacker Derrick Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, which will end his season. Johnson went down on a non-contact play, as his tendon gave out on him as he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Post-Game Recap: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

Post-game recap of the Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs Week 14 matchup on Thursday Night Football. Before the game even got started, the Oakland Raiders had already found themselves in a hole. Superstar guard Kelechi Osemele was a late scratch due to illness, and seventh-round rookie Vadal Alexander was named the starter in his place. Osemele’s […] Post-Game Recap: Oakland...
Via Just Blog Baby
6 hours ago

WATCH: Travis Kelce steals Marquette King’s celebration

Raiders punter Marquette King excels at booting the football down the field, and also at celebrating his great work. He often does that by busting out some great dance moves. We all saw him dance with a penalty flag in his hand against the Bills last week, but he was fairly quiet against the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce picked up the slack, though...
Via The Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders’ defense holding up its end of the deal

The Raiders started the third quarter by forcing two turnovers, and they feel they should be closer than they are. Two turnovers only led to three points, and the Chiefs lead midway through the third quarter, 21-13. Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 33-yard field goal after a T.J. Carrie interception to start the second half. Raiders…
Via Pro Football Talk
7 hours ago

Chiefs' Derrick Johnson leaves game with Achilles injury

Linebacker Derrick Johnson has been the heart and soul of the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense for the better part of the past dozen years. One of the best cover guys at his position in the NFL, Johnson has continued to make his presence known, even at his advanced age. Unfortunately, Johnson has also found himself slowed down by lower-body injuries in the past. Johnson missed all...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Kelce trolls Raiders punter with pony celebration

You know you’ve made it as a punter when you have big-time position players mocking you, which is exactly what happened on Thursday night. Kansas City's Tyreek Hill returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter Thursday to give the Chiefs a 21-3 lead over the Raiders. After the score, KC tight end Travis Kelce trolled Oakland punter Marquette King by doing the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alex Smith was 'fired up' by Jack Del Rio criticism

Alex Smith started off “Thursday Night Football” against the Raiders pretty hot, and there apparently is good reason for that. According to the NBC announcing team of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, Smith entered the game against the Oakland Raiders with a chip on his shoulder over Jack Del Rio’s comments following the last game between the teams. After the Chiefs beat...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders G Kelechi Osemele out Thursday with illness

The Oakland Raiders have been dealt some bad news ahead of their big game with the Kansas City Chiefs. Starting left guard Kelechi Osemele will not be available. Kelechi Osemele has been scratched tonight due to illness. — Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) December 8, 2016 This is a big loss for the Raiders. Given the cold expected in Kansas City on Thursday, the running game...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders' dabbing punter Marquette King doesn't lack confidence: 'Nobody's better than me'

Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King is a trailblazer at his position. Never before have we seen a punter dance after nearly ever kick that leaves his foot, making his reactions can’t-miss moments.It’s not like King’s kicks aren’t cause for celebration, though. He’s top five in the NFL in punting average (48.2 yards), net yards average (42.6) and punts inside the 20 (27...
Via FOX Sports
11 hours ago

Latavius Murray Named FedEx Ground Player Of Week 13

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray was named FedEx Ground Player of Week 13.
Via Raiders.com
14 hours ago

Dan Williams Named Oakland Raiders 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year Nominee

Dan Williams is the Oakland Raiders' nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide
Via Raiders.com
15 hours ago

Report: NFL believes Oakland ‘has no strong desire’ to keep the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders may be in the midst of their best season since the 2002 campaign. At 10-2 and in first place in the AFC West, they are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. While we let the shock wear off regarding that, there’s something else happening behind the scenes with the Raiders. In reality, they could be playing their last handful of games in Oakland, a city the franchise...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders-Chiefs game could be a frozen, drunken disaster (pics)

If Thursday night’s tilt between the Oakland Raiders (10-2) and Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) didn’t have enough layers of intrigue already, a layer of ice currently sitting atop the Arrowhead Stadium turf could make for an interesting game on the field. And some other details surfacing could make it just as interesting — or dangerous — in the stands as well. First things first...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Week 13 Mailbag: Oakland Raiders

Week 13 of the JBB Mailbag, answering questions from Twitter following the Oakland Raiders win over the Buffalo Bills. This has become dangerously hilarious. The Oakland Raiders are 10-2, with a colossal showdown against Kansas City up next. Although with that being said, I know quite a few of you spent the first half of […] Week 13 Mailbag: Oakland Raiders - Just Blog Baby - Just...
Via Just Blog Baby
17 hours ago

Raiders.com Mailbag: Talking Thursday Night Football, Status Of Mario Edwards Jr.

Prior to kickoff for Thursday Night Football, you had questions. Now, we have answers.
Via Raiders.com
17 hours ago

Derek Carr has historically struggled against the Chiefs

When the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs play on Thursday night, quarterback Derek Carr will face a team he’s generally struggled against during his NFL career. Over five games against the Chiefs since 2014, Carr has completed 57.7 percent of his passes and averaged 5.3 yards per attempt, with six touchdowns, five interceptions and a passer rating of 72.0. The Raiders...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Week 14 Fantasy Football news

As Fantasy Football enters its first week of playoffs, the Oakland Raiders find themselves in a crucial Thursday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs that could prove to be the winner of the AFC West. Even though the Raiders are 10-2 and one game ahead of the Chiefs, they are 2-1 in the division, whereas Kansas City has yet to lose in the division. With that said, let’s take...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Jack Del Rio getting hoodwinked in Coach of the Year oddsOakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has turned a franchise immersed in a losing … meet for the fourth time since Del Rio took over as the Raiders head coach. Three and Out: Oakland Raiders vs. BillsThree and Out is a weekly series that will examine three areas where the Oakland Raiders played well, and three areas where they...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders QB Derek Carr looks for success vs. Chiefs

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Derek Carr's first NFL win came against Kansas City after 10 straight losses to begin his career. Since then, Carr and the Oakland Raiders haven't had nearly as much success against the Chiefs. Carr will look to end Oakland's four-game losing streak to the Chiefs when the Raiders (10-2) visit Kansas City (9-3) on Thursday night in a game that could determine...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders can end 14-year playoff drought this weekend

NEW YORK (AP) The Oakland Raiders can clinch their first playoff berth since 2002 this weekend, while the Patriots and Seahawks can also punch their ticket to the postseason. The Raiders (10-2) visit the Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) Thursday night and can end their 14-year postseason drought with a: -win plus a Miami loss or tie against Arizona. -win plus a Denver loss at Tennessee...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr, Latavius Murray take O-line to Warriors game

Derek Carr and Latavius Murray sure picked a great night to take the Oakland Raiders offensive line to a Golden State Warriors game. After all, it’s not every night a player goes off for 60 points … without even playing at all in the fourth quarter. The Raiders quarterback and running back treated the lineman to courtside seats at Oracle Arena, meaning the crew had an up-close...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders begin preparations for Thursday showdown vs Chiefs

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders will have little time to prepare for their biggest game in 14 years. The Raiders (10-2) didn't get much of a chance to savor their sixth straight victory before turning their attention Monday to an AFC West showdown against the Chiefs (9-3) on Thursday night in Kansas City. Instead of taking their usual Monday off for the players, the Raiders...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raiders punter Marquette King hilariously dances with penalty flag in hand

Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King has some serious moves, and some serious balls. Not too many players — in NFL history — are brazen enough to mess around with penalty flags, for obvious reasons. But King, however, had no proven picking one up and using it for his latest dance routine. King drew a roughing the kicker penalty late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Favre to Derek Carr: Breaking finger will make you elite

The question around the NFL has always been whether or not Joe Flacco is elite. Brett Favre just broke down the key to success in the league, it all apparently is about breaking your finger. Favre broke his finger back in 2003 against St. Louis so he has been through a similar situation to Derek Carr, who dislocated his finger this past weekend. He also has a theory that it will...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Oakland Raiders stadium could cost a lot of money

How much is it worth to keep the Raiders in Oakland? It seems it could cost $1.3 billion. The mayor of Oakland (Libby Schaff) previously seemed confident a proposed deal with an investment group led by former NFL standout Ronnie Lott could entice the Raiders from skipping town to head to Las Vegas, but the breakdown of that proposed outline has now been learned. According to a...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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