The Raiders Win And The NFL Circle Of Parity Is Complete

It had been more than a full calendar year since the Raiders last won a game (those salad days of Matt McGloin and Rashad Jennings) but there was joy in the rain yesterday, a stirring 24-20 win over the rival Chiefs. Maybe a 1-10 record doesn't seem like much to you, but there may not be many nights left—victorious or… » 11/21/14 9:02am Friday 9:02am

The Raiders Create A New Definition Of "Excessive Celebration"

The Raiders finally won a game Thursday night, but they wouldn't be the Raiders if it didn't come with a boneheaded, self-inflicted wound. Facing 3rd and 6 from the Oakland 45 with less than a minute left, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was sacked by Raiders linebacker Sio Moore. It was a pretty good play! But then… » 11/20/14 11:52pm Thursday 11:52pm

Adrian Peterson Gives 90-Minute Interview, Doesn't Say Much

Adrian Peterson has finally broken a two month silence. After he was placed on the exempt/commissioner's permission list on September 17th, he's basically only communicated through bizzaro twitter postings and closed-door hearings. Tonight he spoke with USA Today's Pelissero tonight for a "more than 90-minute"… » 11/20/14 11:15pm Thursday 11:15pm

The Buffalo Bills Will Host The Jets At "Home"...In Detroit On Monday

Where will the Jets-Bills game be played, and when, you ask? Finally we have a definitive answer: 7:00 p.m. ET Monday night, at Ford Field in Detroit. The NFL announced earlier today that Sunday's game would be moved from Buffalo, as Western New York will be busy digging itself out from under snow for the next week,… » 11/20/14 9:08pm Thursday 9:08pm

Looks Like Sunday's Bills Game Will Be Moved [Update: Yep]

It's still snowing in Western New York. (What the fuck, snow.) The Bills remain scheduled to play the Jets, but people are dying and trapped and stranded and there's probably no real reason 70,000 people should be on the road at the same time on Sunday. It's sounding like sanity is beginning to prevail. (Update, 4:36… » 11/20/14 2:20pm Thursday 2:20pm

The Chargers Are Still Trying To Hide Philip Rivers's Injury

After Antonio Gates spoke out of class and revealed that his quarterback has been dealing with a "severe rib injury," the Chargers closed ranks. Rivers said he was fine. His coach said he wasn't injured. Gates claimed he had been misquoted. Then, yesterday, Rivers showed up on the injury report with a "chest injury." » 11/20/14 9:42am Thursday 9:42am

The Bills Are Planning To Play On Sunday Despite Being Relocated To Hoth

The bands of lake effect snow that have buried Western New York are not done—another couple of feet will fall tomorrow, meaning parts of the region will be covered in up to eight feet of snow. There's a football game scheduled for Orchard Park on Sunday, and the Bills are going to do everything in their power to… » 11/19/14 3:10pm Wednesday 3:10pm

What Did RG3 Say That Peyton Manning Hasn't?

In terms of RG3 takes, it appears we're not quite out of the woods. The quarterback's comments after Washington's pratfall against Tampa Bay—in which he more or less said football is a team effort—gave everyone the opportunity to take a swing at the already-half-broken piñata. Here's one more bad take, from Brian… » 11/19/14 2:06pm Wednesday 2:06pm

4 To 6 Weeks, My Ass: Why NFL Injury Estimates Are Bullshit

Not long after Robert Griffin III hobbled out of Week 2 with an ankle injury, the team and the media went into their usual casualty-reporting routine. First was the wait for the diagnosis, which arrived the next day—a dislocated left ankle. Then came the dissemination of the team's early timetable for the player's… » 11/19/14 11:07am Wednesday 11:07am