NFL free agency: Broncos reportedly upgrade OL for Russell Wilson with OG Ben Powers
The first free agency moves of Sean Payton's era with the Denver Broncos include a starting offensive lineman and a backup quarterback after the team reportedly agreed to deals with guard Ben Powers and quarterback Jarrett Stidham. Powers reportedly agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with $28.5 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Powers would be a major upgrade for quarterback Russell Wilson after Powers allowed just one sack and committed just one penalty in 2022. Stidham's reportedly deal includes $5 million guaranteed with another $4 million in incentives. Suttton and Jeudy finished top-two on the team in receptions, receiving yards nd receiving touchdowns this past season.wftv.com
Mahomes sets record, Chiefs beat Raiders for AFC's top seed
LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Patrick Mahomes set the NFL record for total yards in a season, and the Kansas City Chiefs rolled to a 31-13 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday to lock up the AFC’s No. Mahomes passed for 202 yards and rushed for 29 against the Raiders, giving him 5,608 total yards this season. That surpassed the record of 5,562 yards set by Drew Brees in 2011 with the New Orleans Saints. Kansas City, however, is not assured of home-field advantage throughout the postseason. But Jacobs fell short of the franchise rushing record of 1,759 yards set by Marcus Allen in 1985.wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Week 18 Defense rankings
For those of you still competing in fantasy leagues through Week 18, below you'll find our analysts' positional rankings. For fantasy football managers starting the San Francisco 49ers defense in Week 17 against Jarrett Stidham and the Raiders, well ... It's not hyperbole to say that, heading into Week 17, the 49ers defense was known as probably the best in the league. [Week 17 and 18 fantasy football status updates]Of course, we now know how things turned out. Check out the 49ers and the rest of the defenses in our D/ST rankings for Week 18 below:powered by FantasyProsECR ™ -wftv.com
Week 18 Fantasy Football: Tight End rankings
You may have reaped the benefits — or you potentially still get to, if a fantasy championship remains on the line in Week 18. The Las Vegas Raiders tight end has shown up in a big way during the fantasy playoffs, posting TE6, TE14 and TE4 finishes, the most recent of which came on a huge day from... Jarrett Stidham? Waller's last few weeks will leave many wondering what could've been this season, especially at the fantasy wasteland that is tight end. Waller played just eight snaps in the Raiders' Week 5 trip to Kansas City before exiting due to injury. Here's the tight end position — check out where Waller and the rest of the TEs landed in our analysts' rankings for Week 18:powered by FantasyProsECR ™ -wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 17 Wrap: Is Jarrett Stidham someone to watch moving forward?
2 fantasy WR this week and broke Tim Brown's franchise record for season receiving yards during this crazy catch. Christian McCaffrey recorded his 27th career game with 50+ rushing and 50+ receiving yards; the second-most ever (Marshall Faulk). Aiyuk had the second-highest target share in the league Sunday, but Deebo Samuel is expected to return next week ... Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay PackersTwo defensive scores and an ugly Kirk Cousins performance led to a disastrous fantasy matchup. Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore RavensBoth teams tried hiding their quarterbacks, producing the highest run rate in the first half of any game this season.wftv.com
49ers edge Raiders in OT for 9th consecutive win
LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Robbie Gould made a 23-yard field goal with 6:53 left in overtime and the San Francisco 49ers extended their winning streak to nine games with a 37-34 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. San Francisco also has a shot at the No. San Francisco overcame a rare off day from what was the league's top-rated defense entering the game. The teams traded touchdowns before Gould had a chance to win the game in regulation for the 49ers. UP NEXT49ers: San Francisco tries to improve its playoff positioning Saturday or Sunday at home against the Arizona Cardinals.wftv.com
Raiders QB Jarrett Stidham has NFL 'dream come true'
HENDERSON, Nev. — (AP) — Quarterback Jarrett Stidham called getting the opportunity to start his first NFL game “a dream come true” even if the circumstances weren't ideal and the opponent Sunday owns the league's top defense. “He's getting the chance of a lifetime,” defensive end Maxx Crosby said of Stidham, “and I'm going to be his biggest fan.”Like Carr, Stidham was informed Wednesday morning. He’s obviously been here for a long time. “It’s been great,” Stidham said. “I think he’s going about it in a way that’s unique to him.wftv.com
Davante Adams responds as Derek Car reportedly leaves Raiders amid demotion: 'The reason why I came here'
With Derek Carr out as starting quarterback, the Las Vegas Raiders are moving on without him in the locker room. Meanwhile, his Raiders teammates including close friend Davante Adams have responded to the news. After nine seasons as the Raiders starting quarterback, his tenure with the team is on the brink. The news made an obvious impact in the Raiders locker room, most notably with Adams. "Him being one of my really good friends and the reason why I came here in the first place.wftv.com
Raiders bench QB Carr, will start Stidham for final 2 games
HENDERSON, Nev. — (AP) — The Raiders will start Jarrett Stidham the final two games at quarterback in place of Derek Carr, Las Vegas coach Josh McDaniels said Wednesday. McDaniels cited the struggles of the offense over the past month as the reason for the switch. “I couldn't be more complimentary of (Carr) or the way he handled it," McDaniels said of how the quarterback took the news. Carr will be inactive the final two games and that Chase Garbers will be the backup QB. McDaniels also said defensive lineman Chandler Jones (elbow) and linebacker Denzel Perryman (shoulder) were placed on season-ending injured reserve.wftv.com
Raiders bench QB Carr, will start Stidham for final 2 games
The Raiders will start Jarrett Stidham the final two games at quarterback in place of Derek Carr, Las Vegas coach Josh McDaniels said Wednesday. McDaniels cited the struggles of the offense over the past month as the reason for the switch. “I couldn't be more complimentary of (Carr) or the way he handled it," McDaniels said of how the quarterback took the news.news.yahoo.com
Raiders bench Derek Carr with playoffs all but lost, $33M injury guarantee looming
The Las Vegas Raiders have benched quarterback Derek Carr with two games remaining in the regular season. Jarrett Stidham will start in his place on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers and presumably in next week's regular season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs. Meanwhile, Carr is due $33 million next season that's fully guaranteed in case of injury. According to the report, the Raiders front office met on consecutive nights this week to discuss the course of action regarding Carr's injury guarantee. He's missed just two regular season games in his career.wftv.com
Raiders trade backup QB Nick Mullens to Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings have acquired backup quarterback Nick Mullens from the Las Vegas Raiders for a conditional 2024 seventh-round draft pick. The Vikings announced the deal Monday and said it will be finalized as soon as Mullens passes a physical. The Raiders will get the 2024 pick only if Mullens is on the active roster for at least one game this season. Mullens was 21 for 29 for 205 yards and a TD in three exhibition games for the Raiders this summer. The trade by Las Vegas clears the way for Jarrett Stidham to be the backup behind Derek Carr.wftv.com
Raiders move to 2-0 in preseason with 26-20 win over Vikings
Vikings Raiders Football Las Vegas Raiders tight end Jesper Horsted is tackled by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Parry Nickerson during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) (John Locher)LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Nick Mullens completed 7 of 9 passes for 94 yards and one touchdown, and the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings 26-20 on Sunday in a preseason game. The Raiders moved to 2-0 after a 27-11 win over Jacksonville last week in the Hall of Fame Game. Jarrett Stidham, who started at quarterback for Las Vegas, completed 10 of his 15 passes for 68 yards. Brown capped the drive with a two-yard plunge to push Las Vegas back in front by 10, at 23-13.wftv.com
Bills earn 1st sweep of Patriots since '99 with 38-9 win
The last division opponents to sweep the Patriots were the Jets and Dolphins in 2000. The Patriots’ 19 straight seasons without losing both games to a divisional opponent was an NFL record. The Patriots closed to 10-9 on Newton's 9-yard TD run in the second quarter, but Nick Folk missed the extra point and the Bills pulled away from there. INJURIESBills: S Jordan Poyer was helped off field late in second quarter to be evaluated for a head injury. … LB Josh Uche exited in second quarter with a foot injury.
Belichick not ready to move on from Newton as Patriots' QB
Cam’s our quarterback,” Belichick said when asked who would start on Dec. 20 against Miami. Newton completed 9 of 16 passes for 119 yards with an interception and ended the night with a 53.9 passer rating. Newton spoke before Belichick and said it wasn't his call on who should play QB. New England was held without an offensive TD for the second time this season and 15th since Belichick became coach in 2000. What is certain is that any momentum Newton and the Patriots had with four wins in the last five games entering Thursday night has come crashing down.
Akers runs wild, Newton benched as Rams rout Patriots 24-3
These Rams even looked good enough to contend for a chance at some actual Super Bowl redemption later this season. “We’ve got a lot of respect for them, but it’s a totally different year,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. New England managed only 220 total yards — just 62 in the second half with a series of misbegotten drives. Akers' yards mostly came in big chunks during the biggest rushing game by an NFL rookie this season and just the ninth 150-yard game against a Belichick-coached defense since 2000. But Young opened the second quarter with an interception by Donald's disruption up front, taking it all the way back for the third-year linebacker's first NFL touchdown.
Wilson has 3 TDs before injury, 49ers crush Patriots 33-6
– Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for a career-high three touchdowns and 112 yards before leaving with an ankle injury and the San Francisco 49ers dominated in a 33-6 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. San Francisco (4-3) has followed back-to-back losses with two wins and is 3-0 on the road. New England fell to 2-4 for the first since coach Belichick’s first season in 2000, when the Patriots went 5-11. Following a Patriots punt, San Francisco was pinned inside its 15. The lead grew to 23-3 with just under a minute to go before halftime on a 16-yard run by Wilson.
Chiefs lean on D to beat Pats 26-10 in COVID-19-delayed game
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (55) celebrates after sacking New England Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer (2) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Kansas City. – It's hard enough to slow down Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs under the best of circumstances. It wasn't until Tyrann Mathieu took an interception back for a touchdown in the fourth that Kansas City clinched its 26-10 victory at Arrowhead Stadium. Later on Saturday, it came out that Chiefs practice squad QB Jordan Ta'amu also had tested positive, forcing the NFL to postpone the game. Chiefs: Defensive tackle Chris Jones was out with a groin injury that sidelined him in practice last week.
Falcons won't have star WR Julio Jones for Bears game
The winless Atlanta Falcons will be playing without star wide receiver Julio Jones for Sunday’s game with the unbeaten Chicago Bears. ___CHICAGO AT ATLANTABears: CB Duke Shelley, OG Arlington Hambright, NT Daniel McCullers, WR RIley Ridley, OLB Trevis GipsonFalcons: WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Eagles: WR Jalen Reagor, LG Isaac Seumalo, WR Alshon Jeffery, RB Jason Huntley, QB Nate Sudfeld, S Rudy Ford, G Jamon Brown, DE Casey Toohill. Browns: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, CB Greedy Williams, LB Jacob Phillips, Olivier Vernon, Evan Brown and WR Rashard Higgins. Brown, CB Chris Jackson OLB Derick Roberson, C Aaron Brewer, TE Geoff Swaim, DT Matt DickersonVikings: WR Tajaé Sharpe, WR K.J.
AP source: Cam Newton to be Patriots starting quarterback
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton walks to the field for an NFL football training camp practice, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. Cam Newton is officially the new starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. A person familiar with the situation said Thursday that Newton was announced as the starter during a team meeting. The move was expected after the 2015 league MVP outperformed second-year Jarrett Stidham and veteran Brian Hoyer during training camp. Theres been some things that a lot of people may have not known about me prior to (joining the Patriots), Newton said.
Belichick: Playing multiple QBs an option this season
Bill Belichick said he's open to using a two-quarterback system this season, another example of how radically different the New England Patriots could look after Tom Brady's departure. The longtime coach acknowledged he was considering the possibility, and the Patriots later used all three of their QBs during a single scrimmage series. Hoyer has the most experience in the Patriots offense. Stidham has youth and potential, having beaten out Hoyer as a rookie last season to be Bradys No. Belichick said using multiple quarterbacks could lend itself to different formations.
Newton embracing new challenge, fresh start with Patriots
In this still image from a Webex media availability hosted by the New England Patriots, quarterback Cam Newton responds to a question, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (New England Patriots via AP)Cam Newton is the first to admit hes still getting used to his new life as a member of the New England Patriots. I think Im a person that is a self-motivator. Newton said that he has no limitations and is full go.For me, the seasons not here yet, Newton said. Ive only been kind of geared toward one particular team and in one particular city, Newton said.
Patriots hope winning still in fashion for new QB Newton
But whether Cam Newton and Bill Belichick can take the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl is going to be more about football than fashion. The Patriots have turned to the former Panthers quarterback to replace Tom Brady, who defected to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 19 years, six Super Bowls and three NFL MVP awards. Newton gets his fresh start in New England after nine seasons in Carolina, where his own MVP-winning career had stalled because of injuries. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Newton peaked in 2015, when he was the NFL MVP after leading the Panthers to a 15-1 record and a Super Bowl appearance. If he's healthy, he gives the Patriots something even Brady didnt: a mobile QB who challenges defenses to chase him and bring him down.