The Raiders’ ascent to the upper echelon of the NFL rests squarely on coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock fixing a defense that has been the team’s Achilles’ heel.
Vinny has covered the Raiders extensively in the past, breaking news on their eventual move to Las Vegas and their thwarted return to Los Angeles. Before joining the Review-Journal, he covered the Rams for The Athletic and the Los Angeles Daily News.
The Raiders have closed the gap on the Chiefs, but getting from good from great is the toughest real estate in sports to cover.
Patrick Mahomes completed a 22-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce with 28 seconds left Sunday to beat the Raiders.
Amik Robertson and Nevin Lawson are the top candidates to replace Joyner at slot cornerback, as the Raiders welcome back seven defenders off the list.
For the Raiders to beat the Kansas City Chiefs for the second time this year, it’s imperative they handle three key matchups.
A repeat win for the Raiders on Sunday night pulls them within one game of the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West and gives them the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage.
The Raiders remain on target to get several defensive players back in time for Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs.
With Cory Littleton on the COVID-19 list and unavailable against the Broncos, Nicholas Morrow turns in the best game of his career.
The Raiders intercepted Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock four times and extended their winning streak to three games.