Sean McVay's return a bright spot for Rams; injuries dampen wild-card weekend; and a big Pro-Bowl snub
The Rams got their lead man back, the Raiders had a player snubbed from the All-Pro team and a few injuries are really going to hurt the AFC playoff race. The Rams could have not played this season and ended up in the exact same situation that they’re in right now. However, McVay is back, which really benefits the Rams as they start to shape what the next era of what their franchise looks like. Brandon Staley really hurt the ChargersStar wide receiver Mike Williams is officially out for the Chargers' playoff opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars, which was a totally avoidable outcome. Williams suffered a fracture in his back and will likely be out for the Chargers' playoff run.wftv.com
Raiders begin post-Jon Gruden era with 34-24 win at Denver
Raiders Broncos Football Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia takes the field prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (Jack Dempsey)DENVER — (AP) — Derek Carr sliced up the Denver defense for 341 yards and two touchdowns, Maxx Crosby made three sacks and the Las Vegas Raiders started the post-Jon Gruden era with a 34-24 thrashing of the bewildered Broncos on Sunday. The Raiders began by ending an 11-game streak without a score on their opening drive. They never let up, burning the Broncos' beleaguered secondary that couldn't keep up with Carr and his targets. Daniel Carlson's 50-yard field goal put Las Vegas up 10-7, but he hit the right upright on a 43-yarder as the Raiders failed to capitalize on cornerback Brandon Facyson's interception at midfield.wftv.com
Dolphins vs. Raiders: How to watch, stream, listen
MIAMI (9-5) at LAS VEGAS (7-7)Saturday, 8:15 p.m. SPREAD - Dolphins 11-3; Raiders 7-7SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 20-18-1LAST MEETING - Dolphins won at home vs. Raiders 28-20, Sept. 23, 2018LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Patriots 22-12; Raiders lost to Chargers 30-27, OTAP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. ... Las Vegas has allowed eight TDs on opponents' last 17 possessions that didn’t include a kneel-down. ... Fantasy tip: Las Vegas Pro Bowl TE Darren Waller has had at least 150 yards receiving in two of the past three weeks.