Raiders come back to beat Titans, who lose yet again at home

When it rains on the Titans, it pours. Especially in Nashville. Playing in a driving rainstorm in the second half, the Titans were working on an impressive comeback before Marcus Mariota threw an interception to Raiders safety Nate Allen, allowing the Raiders to escape with a 24-21 win. The win helped the Raiders improve to…

Raiders up 17-6 on a rainy day in Nashville

The conditions aren’t conducive for offense in Nashville. And while the Titans might not be either, the Raiders are doing enough to creep to a little margin. The Raiders opened the second half with a solid-looking touchdown drive, with Derek Carr hitting Seth Roberts for a touchdown and a 17-6 lead. The Raiders have outgained…

Broncos fan Christian Ponder dropped everything to join the Broncos

Christian Ponder got a phone call on Tuesday. By Wednesday, he was a member of the Denver Broncos. “I’ve been in Phoenix — we live there for the offseason — just working out, waiting for the call to come and fortunately it did yesterday when I was shopping for groceries for Thanksgiving,” Ponder told reporters…

Del Rio: Amari Cooper will work through whatever needs correcting

The Raiders lost for the third straight week in Detroit last Sunday, dropping their record to 4-6 and dousing some of the good feelings generated during the first half of the season. Among the things that took a turn for the worse from those better days was the production of rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper.…

Peyton Manning, in a walking cast, will miss “at least” the next two weeks

Brock Osweiler gets a minimum of two more games to prove himself in Denver. According to the Broncos, Dr. Robert Anderson advised quarterback Peyton Manning to spend the next week or more in a walking cast. After removal of the case, rehab on the injured foot will continue. He reportedly has a partially torn plantar…

List of 25 semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame announced

An interesting group of first-time eligible candidates are among the 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which was unveiled tonight. Quarterback Brett Favre and wide receiver Terrell Owens are two of the new names on the list, which will be reduced to 15 before a maximum class of five modern-era candidates is…

Chiefs oppose a Raiders-Chargers move to L.A. without realignment

When the Raiders and Chargers first proposed a dogs-and-cats-living-together arrangement in Los Angeles, it was assumed that one of the two teams would exit the AFC West. Absent such an adjustment, at least one of the other teams in the division is strongly opposed to the move. Per a source with knowledge of the situation,…

Ken Norton regards defensive lapses as “gifts”

Two weeks ago, the Raiders were shredded by Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, who had more than 300 yards from scrimmage. Last Sunday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson churned up more than 200 yards rushing against Oakland. The team’s defensive coordinator sees a silver lining in the silver-and-black shredding. “One thing we hang our hat on…

Former Jaguars first-rounder John Henderson charged with domestic battery

John Henderson, a first-round pick of the Jaguars in 2002 who made it to a pair of Pro Bowls, has been charged with domestic battery, News4JAX reports. After a large police presence arrived at Henderson’s home, he initially refused to leave the premises. He eventually surrendered to police, and he was taken to a mental…