Chiefs visit Las Vegas striving for new streak

Costly penalties and drops from the receiving corps added up to defeat for the Kansas City Chiefs in their Super Bowl LVII rematch with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. At 7-3, the Chiefs nonetheless lead the AFC West by two games and remain in position for home-field advantage as the regular-season stretch run nears. The coaching staff and quarterback Patrick Mahomes are encouraging the team to stay positive as the Chiefs prepare for Sunday’s visit

Ascending Raiders shift gears for high-octane Dolphins

The Las Vegas Raiders are experiencing a revival under interim coach Antonio Pierce. Now they might need another gear for a visit to tackle the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Raiders (5-5) are 2-0 since firing Josh McDaniels and handing the keys to Pierce, who has quickly energized the squad. The visit to Miami is the only road contest during a six-game stretch for the Raiders. “We were fortunate that my

Raiders plot to hold down Jets’ struggling offense

The Las Vegas Raiders enjoyed rare success on offense in their most recent game, while the New York Jets continued to sputter on that side of the ball. With rookie Aidan O’Connell at the controls, the Raiders (4-5) will look for a fourth win in six outings on Sunday night when they host Zach Wilson and the Jets (4-4). O’Connell recorded his first career win as a starter last Sunday, completing 16 of 25 passes

Antonio Pierce, Raiders look to right ship in clash vs. Giants

The Las Vegas Raiders didn’t wait until the end of the season to cast blame. They did it in Week 9. Coach Josh McDaniels and general manager David Ziegler were dismissed Tuesday night. Antonio Pierce will serve as interim coach when the Raiders host the New York Giants on Sunday. Las Vegas (3-5) lost 26-14 to the Detroit Lions on Monday and only gained 157 yards of total offense. The second consecutive poor performance —

Raiders get Jimmy Garoppolo back for game vs. Lions

Both teams in the Monday night matchup at Detroit want to erase some bad memories from last week. The NFC North-leading Lions were humbled by the Baltimore Ravens, 38-6. The Las Vegas Raiders got thumped by the Chicago Bears and their backup quarterback, Tyson Bagent, 30-12. Lions coach Dan Campbell said the Raiders feel “much like we feel. What they just went through last week is not indicative of who this team is. This is

Injured QBs take center stage as Bears host Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo grew up in suburban Chicago, and Chicago Bears counterpart Justin Fields is still striving to come into his own. Whether either will play in Sunday’s Week 7 encounter at Soldier Field remains to be seen as the duo deals with injuries. Neither Garoppolo (back) nor Fields (thumb) practiced Wednesday, and their status may not be determined until before kickoff. Something far from questionable, though, is this: both the Raiders

Patriots try to heat up vs. Raiders in coach, mentor matchup

Familiar faces with similar problems look to lead their respective teams to victory Sunday when the New England Patriots visit the Las Vegas Raiders. Let’s start with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who has seen his struggling team average an NFL-worst 11.0 points per game this season. New England (1-4) has been outscored a staggering 72-3 over its last two games and gone 34 consecutive drives without scoring an offensive touchdown. Belichick, however, confirmed Wednesday

Jordan Love, Packers aim to extend Raiders’ losing streak

Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers hope for better results in their second straight prime-time matchup when they visit the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night. Green Bay (2-2) is coming off a 34-20 loss to the Detroit Lions in front of a national audience on Thursday, Sept. 28. The Packers fell behind 27-3 before halftime and never recovered in what proved to be their most lopsided loss of the season. Love completed 23