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Raiders News

Derek Carr and the Raiders offense strive for balance -
For QB Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders, a 3-2 start has illustrated the importance of balance on offense. In all three wins, the Raiders have recorded more rushing plays than passing attempts, and their rushing offense is ranked eighth in the NFL.

Raiders' Kolton Miller quietly confident while playing best football | NBCS Bay Area
A lot has changed in a year for Kolton Miller.

Raiders-Packers Preview: Derek Carr, Josh Jacobs Lead Oakland Into Green Bay – CBS Boston
These Oakland Raiders seem to have found an identity, but the favored Packers, led by Aaron Rodgers, will test them in Green Bay.

Chris Simms impressed with Raiders, who have been 'kicking some butt' | NBCS Bay Area
NFL analyst Chris Simms has been very impressed by Jon Gruden and the Raiders, and he had some kind words for his former coach.

What Patrick Mahomes’ injury could mean for the Raiders | The Fresno Bee
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes left Thursday’s game because of a patella dislocation. It is unknown the severity of the injury, but if he misses time, it could affect the AFC West.

AFC West

Patrick Mahomes injury: Put Patriots in Super Bowl if Chiefs star out
If Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' knee injury turns out to be serious, fans will wait three-plus months to see who plays the Patriots in Super Bowl LIV.

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes to miss three weeks, pending MRI result - Arrowhead Pride
There is optimism early Friday morning, but the next update will be key.

Chargers' Russell Okung returns to practice from pulmonary embolism
Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung returned to practice Thursday after being sidelined by a pulmonary embolism caused by blood clots this summer.

NFL has no concerns with Chargers’ L.A. viability – ProFootballTalk
The Steelers beat the Chargers on Sunday in Heinz Field West. In a few weeks, the Packers will play the Chargers at Lambeau Field West. Two weeks after that, the Chiefs return to Arrowhead West. You get the picture.

Denver Broncos 0 winners, 11 losers in 30-6 loss to Kansas City Chiefs - Mile High Report
Welcome back to the "world of suck," Broncos Country. At least we don’t have to watch the Broncos on Sunday.

Denver Post columnist calls for Peyton Manning to take over for John Elway in Broncos front office
Broncos fans are calling for John Elway to be fired after another dismal performance in Denver. Could Peyton Manning replace him?

NFL News

NFL Backups Who Deserve More Playing Time | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
In the NFL , teams that fail to make prudent changes fall behind. Through the regular season, coaching staffs must continually evaluate each position on the roster. Some starters will underachieve while backups maximize their limited roles...

Ex-NFL DE Chris Long explains why he retired, would consider comeback
Former defensive end Chris Long has transitioned to the media and remains socially active, but he said he still contemplates a return to the NFL.

The NFL Players on the Cusp of Superstardom - The Ringer
Every year, a small number of playmakers break into the league’s elite. From Chris Godwin to T.J. Watt, these are the handful of players who are on their way to becoming household names in 2019.

Roger Goodell says NFL must ‘do everything to improve officiating’ - The Washington Post
NFL commissioner says Monday night’s missed call in the Lions-Packers game was "tough," but also says that officiating gets scrutinized every year.

NFL: 17-game season being discussed, but idea meets some opposition
Some NFL officials would like to expand the regular season schedule to 17 games, but there is opposition among the ownership ranks.