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Raiders

Raiders tackle Donald Penn shoulders blame for blocked PAT try | SF Chronicle

“I messed up on the extra point,” Penn said. “I put that one on me. I’m very pissed about that, too. I don’t think, in my whole 13-year career, I ever got a kick blocked over me. That was the first time.”

Jon Gruden says LT Kolton Miller will be ‘long term, big-time player’ for Raiders | Silver and Black Pride

It was just last week that Von Miller declared Kolton Miller the best tackle in the 2018 Draft. Some thought he was just blowing smoke, but Miller was absolutely right. Miller has outplayed every other rookie tackle and is growing in confidence.

Raiders struggle to find solutions rushing the passer | NBCS Bay Area
Through the first two games of the season have just 17 pressures on the quarterback. It's clear they miss Khalil Mack, but Jon Gruden refuses to use that as an excuse.

Raiders analysis: Gruden era off to a rough start - SFChronicle.com
Gruden, for the moment, is 0-3 even though his team has played two games. The first loss was the biggest, coming off the field a week before the season started when he traded the Raiders’ best player, Khalil Mack, to the Bears. That enormous loss won’t be forgotten as easily as the narrow defeat to the Broncos at Mile High.

This stat perfectly sums up Raiders bipolar first half vs second half in their first two games | Silver and Black Pride

You know those memes where you take those Rob Lowe commercials and say “Hi, I’m Rob Lowe with DirecTV... and I’m Rob Lowe with cable”? You could do that with the Raiders in the first half vs the Raiders in the second half.

Raiders could be headed for bigger rebuild than anyone imagined | Silver and Black Pride

As such, it would be very easy for the Raiders to shed themselves of Carr, Cooper, Irvin, Hudson, Osemele and Jackson before they step foot in Vegas along with the other aforementioned veterans should they choose to do so.

Jon Gruden says he does not regret trading Khalil Mack, hopes to prove long term Raiders ‘did the right thing’ | Silver and Black Pride

After two weeks, it’s hard to believe Gruden doesn’t regret the move on some level. The Raiders have generated next to no pass rush, registering only two sacks. When the game was on the line and the defense needed someone to step up and make a play, nobody was to be found.

AFC West

Broncos day after: 10 takeaways from Denver’s 20-19 win over the Oakland Raiders | Denver Post

Oakland rushed five or more at Broncos quarterback Case Keenum on 13 of 39 drop-backs (33.3 percent). On the winning drive, Keenum faced four-, five-, six- and eight-man rushes. The Raiders rushed eight (against seven blockers) on Keenum’s second-to-last attempt, a pass that was dropped by receiver Demaryius Thomas.

Broncos are 2-0, but high-powered opponents will be a big defensive challenge | ESPN.com

A balky offensive effort was saved by a fourth-quarter catch-and-run from Denver Broncos Tim Patrick against a decidedly gassed Oakland Raidersdefense. And surviving a record day from Raiders QB Derek Carr who completed 90.3 percent of his passes revealed one big revelation about a now 2-0 team: The Broncos might still miss Aqib Talib more than they may want to admit.

Patrick Mahomes II and the Chiefs Are the New Greatest Show on Turf | The Ringer

Kansas City’s potential on offense mirrored its new quarterback’s stockpile of talent; there seemed to be no limitations. But even the most ardent believers couldn’t have imagined this.

REPORT: Chiefs work out former Oakland Raiders tight end | Arrowhead Pride

The Kansas City Chiefs worked out free agent tight end Clive Walford on Monday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Chargers top TV ratings in San Diego, but trail Raiders in L.A. | San Diego Union Tribune

The story was different in Los Angeles, where the highest rating of the three games belonged to the one team that no longer calls the city home. The Raiders-Broncos clash had an 8.4 rating in L.A., surpassing a 7.9 for Chargers-Bills and 5.6 for Rams-Cardinals.

What we learned from the Chargers’ 31-20 road win over the Bills | LA Times

Through two games, the Chargers’ leading pass catcher is the player who’s supposed to be their leading ball carrier. Gordon followed his nine-reception opener with six more catches Sunday, two of which went for touchdowns.

NFL

Josh Gordon headed to Patriots after New England pulls off huge trade with Browns | CBS Sports

According to NFL.com, the Patriots and Browns have worked out a deal that will send Gordon to New England. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has reported that the Patriots will be sending a 2019 fifth-round pick to Cleveland in exchange for the wide receiver.

NFL to use Clay Matthews penalty in teaching video | NFL.com

The NFL will include Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews’ controversial roughing the passer penalty on a teaching video it distributes to clubs this week to emphasize the “scoop-and-pull” tactic Matthews used when he hit Kirk Cousins is, in fact, a foul, NFL.com has learned.

Carson Wentz cleared to return, will start Sunday | NFL.com

Sunday will mark the first time Wentz will see the field since tearing his ACL and LCL on Dec. 10, 2017.

NFL scoring is up significantly through two weeks and there are two obvious reasons why | CBS Sports

With one game remaining in Week 2 (although perhaps we shouldn’t expect a ton of scoring out of the Bears and Seahawks on Monday night), teams have scored 1,465 points through two weeks. That’s up from 1,249 points in 2017. That means that teams are averaging 47.26 points per game this season, up from 39.03 last year, according to Pro Football Talk.

Browns sign WR Rod Streater | 247sports

The 30 year old joined the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons with the Oakland Raiders before joining the San Francisco 49ers for a season. The New Jersey native has not played a down of regular season football since Jan. 1, 2017. He spent the last two off-seasons with the Buffalo Bills. Over the course of his career, Streater has amassed 127 receptions for 1,755 yards and ten touchdowns.

Khalil Mack, Bears defense strong in 24-17 win over Seahawks | SB Nation

Even when he wasn’t being sacked, he was under constant pressure from Khalil Mack and the Bears defense. The Bears finished with six sacks, while Wilson completed 22 of 36 passes for 226 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.