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Couch Slouch: Rising from the ashes of a million cigarette butts, in the shadow of a desert filled with buried body parts, looms the specter of a massive sporting palace partially funded by the largest public stadium subsidy in U.S. history. And people were worried about the midterms?
The problems for the Oakland Raiders right now run deep and they were all exposed in a 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers that was the most lopsided of Jon Gruden’s 12 years as an NFL head coach.
Nick Mullens threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns in the most productive NFL debut since the merger, leading the San Francisco 49ers to a 34-3 win over the Oakland Raiders in a lopsided Battle of the Bay.
One of the major pregame storylines didn’t turn into much by the time the game was over — Marshawn Lynch’s first game against his former team.
Quarterback Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes to Brown, Moore and Tyler Lockett, and the Seahawks rolled to a 27-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.
The difference between being 3-3 heading into the bye or standing 2-4 might also be the difference in having a legit shot at the playoffs or already kissing the season goodbye.
Seattle Seahawks rookie Michael Dickson knows his unconventional punting style is likely to catch the eye of a few kicking enthusiasts in England.
Losing didn’t get any easier for Jon Gruden in his nine seasons away from coaching. Gruden’s much-anticipated return from the broadcast booth to the sideline for Oakland ended in disappointment as the Raiders were outclassed in a 33-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The performance shows how far the Raiders have to go to get back to the level they were at when Gruden ended his first stint in Oakland more than 16 years ago. Oakland travels to Denver this weekend.
The Bears have acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders in a massive trade that sends two first-round draft picks to Oakland.
E.J. Manuel made a strong bid to be Oakland’s backup quarterback, throwing for 255 yards and three touchdowns, and the Raiders closed out the preseason with a 30-19 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.
As much as he tries to downplay the significance, Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden is fully aware Friday’s exhibition game against the Detroit Lions will be anything but an ordinary preseason contest.
The Seahawks-Raiders game was set to be the first at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
With the beginning of Seahawks’ training camp now less than 48 hours away, the Earl Thomas rumor mill is predictably beginning to pick up steam.
Amari Cooper’s upward career trajectory took a major detour last season when a combination of drops, injuries and overall poor play plagued him all season. After topping 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first two seasons in the NFL for Oakland, Cooper didn’t even reach 700 yards last season in a fall that was emblematic of the Raiders descent from 12 wins in 2016 to just six a year ago.
The New York Jets have traded quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2019. Jets coach Todd Bowles announced the move in his post-practice news conference. Hackenberg was a second-round pick out of Penn State in 2016, but never played a regular-season snap for the Jets.
Derrick Johnson has been the enemy in Oakland for 13 years, tormenting the Raiders while wearing red for the Kansas City Chiefs. Johnson has now traded sides in the fierce AFC West rivalry, joining the Raiders as the veteran anchor at middle linebacker in a defense that is being rebuilt this offseason. Johnson has been one of the better linebackers in the league during his career but was allowed to leave Kansas City earlier this offseason as the team tried to get younger.
Jon Gruden yelled out instructions, called out plays and ran an NFL practice for the first time since leaving coaching nearly a decade ago in Tampa Bay. This was the day Gruden had been waiting for this day ever since he was hired for a second stint as Oakland Raiders coach.
The Oakland Raiders released pass rusher Aldon Smith on Monday after his latest run-in with the law.
Kicker Sebastian Janikowski’s career with the Oakland Raiders has ended after 18 seasons.
The Oakland Raiders will host the Seattle Seahawks in the first NFL game at the new London stadium of English Premier League club Tottenham. The game will be played in week six of the season on Oct. 14.