Rodgers leads Packers past 49ers, Green Bay stays unbeaten

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With his receiving corps banged up and depleted, Aaron Rodgers still made all the big throws to keep Green Bay unbeaten and exactly where it expected to be a quarter into the season. It just took a little while to get warmed up before things got rolling. Rodgers passed for […]

Road woes return for Raiders in 22-20 loss at Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Derek Carr was just OK on Sunday. Amari Cooper was shut out in the second half, and Latavius Murray made two big mistakes. A little road success had a bitter aftertaste for the Oakland Raiders. Charles Woodson’s interception set up Sebastian Janikowski’s go-ahead field goal with 2:05 left, but Oakland was unable […]

Carlos Hyde runs for two touchdowns, 49ers top Vikings 20-3

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Alex Boone is taking at least a little credit for Carlos Hyde’s breakout game on the NFL’s big stage. “Somebody owes me a steak. Seriously,” cracked Boone, the left guard who helped clear the way. With franchise rushing leader Frank Gore long gone to the Colts, Hyde quickly showed the San […]

Raiders get good news on Carr’s hand injury

ALAMEDA (AP) — After a season opener when just about everything went wrong, the Oakland Raiders finally got a piece of positive news. Quarterback Derek Carr’s injured throwing hand that knocked him out of the game Sunday is not as serious as originally feared, and the Raiders are hopeful Carr will be able to play […]

Bengals spoil Del Rio’s debut with 33-13 win over Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) — Andy Dalton couldn’t have scripted his season opener with Cincinnati much better. For Jack Del Rio and the Raiders, it’s hard to imagine it getting much worse. Dalton welcomed Tyler Eifert back to the lineup by throwing him two touchdown passes and Jeremy Hill ran for two scores to help the Bengals […]

Raiders Lose 9th Straight; 15th Overall

OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders remained winless this season as they fell to the visiting Denver Broncos 41-17 at Coliseum on Sunday. Peyton Manning was 31-for-44 for 340 yards and five touchdowns for Denver (7-2, 4-0 AFC West). David Carr was 30-for-47 for 192 yards and two TDs for the inept Raiders (0-9, 0-2). […]

Raiders Fall To Blazing Broncos, Manning Sets Two NFL Milestones

OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders organization honored their Super Bowl 18 champions at Coliseum on Dec. 29. But it was basically Peyton Manning Day as he and the Denver Broncos routed the inept Raiders 34-14 to end the regular season. With the victory, Denver (13-3) advances to the playoffs with a bye and the […]

Deacon Jones of Famed Fearsome Foursome Dead at 74

WASHINGTION – David “Deacon” Jones, the original sackmaster, has died. The Hall of Fame defensive end credited with terming the word sack for how he knocked down quarterbacks, was 74. The Washington Redskins said that Jones died of natural causes at his home in Southern California on Monday night. “Deacon Jones was one of the […]

The Obvious—and Not-so Obvious—Storylines of Super Bowl XLVII

NEW ORLEANS – With just days left before Super Bowl XLVII, we’re all waiting to see Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis play his final game before riding off into the sunset, concluding an amazing 17-year career in Baltimore. Nearly every sports publication in the nation has commented on Lewis’ chance to cap off his career […]

NFL Players React to Obama’s Opinions on Football

NEW ORLEANS — Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs respects and understands President Barack Obama’s opinion about the dangers of football — and hesitation about having a child play. The hard-hitting 2011 Defensive Player of the Year also says that no matter how violent the sport, his 4-year-old son will be allowed to take it up […]