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Raiders News

Josh Jacobs makes history in NFL debut with Raiders, does something not done since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001 - CBSSports.com
Jacobs led Oakland to an emotional season-opening victory over Denver

A man on a mission, Derek Carr steps forward in Raiders win - NFL.com
After a drama-filled offseason, Derek Carr took it upon himself to lead the Raiders toward a win over the Broncos on Monday night, and establish a mission statement derived from his own scrutiny.

Raiders look crisp without Antonio Brown in Week 1, have their way in victory over Broncos - CBSSports.com
Raiders look crisp without Antonio Brown in Week 1, have their way in victory over Broncos

Raiders beats Broncos on MNF to end Antonio Brown drama
The night started with Raiders fans derisively chanting at former disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown and ended with coach Jon Gruden celebrating a victory in the Black Hole.

Jerry Rice: Antonio Brown lied to me in Raiders deception
Antonio Brown’s believed deception even reached Jerry Rice.

AFC West

Broncos' summer of optimism sinks early in Black Hole - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
The Broncos looked out of sync on offense in the first half and showed a lack of depth in their loss to the Raiders.

Kiszla: With Broncos' season already lost, time to Tank for Tua
Can we skip ahead to the part of this story when beleaguered front-office executive John Elway has to decide among quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert or Jake Fromm in the 2020 NFL draft?

Los Angeles Chargers: Grading team's Week 1 performance against Colts
Grading the offensive, defensive, and special teams units in Sunday's 30-24 OT win for the Los Angeles Chargers against the Indianapolis Colts.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler out to prove he's an NFL feature back - Los Angeles Chargers Blog- ESPN
When Ekeler arrived at Chargers camp in 2017, Philip Rivers had a hard time remembering his name. That's certainly not a problem these days.

Chiefs make cap space: rework deals with Eric Fisher, Anthony Hitchens - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs make more moves to create salary cap space for 2019

Who will Chiefs lean on in Tyreek Hill’s absence?
The Chiefs have quite a few weapons on offense that will likely help pick up the slack.

NFL News

Week 1 NFL takeaways - Early concern for the Browns and Falcons?
The Ravens, Cowboys and Patriots shined, while the Browns and Falcons stumbled out of the gate. Here are NFL Nation's biggest takeaways from Week 1.

Let's overreact to Week 1 in the NFL - Lamar Jackson for MVP?
Is Jackson destined for an award-worthy sophomore season? Are the Browns headed for another playoff-less year?

The N.F.L.’s First Weekend Upended Preseason Expectations - The New York Times
Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, assumed to be a runner, emerged as a productive passer, and the Cleveland Browns, forecast as a contender, proved hapless.

The Biggest Surprises From Week 1 Of The NFL Season | FiveThirtyEight
We had warned Cleveland fans to kind of pump the brakes before the season.