12/15 13:50 CST Raiders fans get last Oakland party before move to Las Vegas
Raiders fans get last Oakland party before move to Las Vegas
By The Associated Press
The Latest on Week 15 in the NFL (all times EST):
Derek Carr took some time out of his pregame warmups to sign some autographs
for Raiders fans before the final scheduled game ever in Oakland.
Carr hopped a barrier between the field and stands and signed for several fans
in the front row more than an hour before the game.
The stands are mostly empty 90 minutes before game time but the scene at the
tailgates outside the Coliseum are celebratory as the Raiders fans wanted to
enjoy one last party in Oakland before the team moves to Las Vegas next season.
The Raiders are hosting the Jaguars on Sunday and then end the season with two
straight road games.
Patrick Mahomes isn't bothered by his sore right hand or the snowstorm at
Mahomes completed all but four of his 19 first-half passes for 210 yards in
leading the Chiefs to a 15-3 halftime lead over the Broncos.
The Broncos' hopes of a comeback are complicated with rookie tight end Noah
Fant leaving late in the first half with a right shoulder injury after a long
Tyreek Hill has a touchdown catch and Harrison Butker is perfect on three
field-goal attempts for Kansas City.
Drew Lock is just 8 of 15 for 91 yards passing in his return home. The former
Missouri quarterback, who grew up in the suburb of Lee's Summit, is making his
second career road start for the Broncos.
Last week he became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to throw for
300 yards and three touchdowns in his first road start. Lock is 2-0 since
taking over at quarterback for the Broncos.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are in a groove.
Seattle has scored touchdown on its first three possessions to build a 20-7
lead over Carolina.
Wilson has a perfect 158.3 QB rating thus far, completing 8 of 10 passes for
175 yards and two touchdowns.
Chris Carson has also scored on the ground as the Seahawks look to wrap up a
The Seahawks are targeting cornerback Donte Jackson, who last week criticized
the coaching staff for putting him and the defense in bad positions against the
Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor has been ruled out for the rest of their game
against the Denver Broncos after hurting his chest late in the first quarter.
Okafor chased down and sacked Broncos quarterback Drew Lock to force fourth
Okafor landed awkwardly with his right arm trapped under the quarterback,
though that didn't stop him from standing up and celebrating.
The Chiefs ruled him out shortly after Patrick Mahomes led their offense
downfield for a field goal and a 9-0 lead.
Ryan Tannehill is having a rough start for the Tennessee Titans.
The quarterback leads the NFL with a 118.5 passer rating. Against the Houston
Texans, Tannehill has missed five of his first seven passes. But Tannehill has
82 yards thanks to a 60-yard completion to rookie A.J. Brown.
Tannehill also hit Corey Davis for 22 yards just before the end of the first
Deshaun Watson was intercepted by Kenny Vaccaro at the goal line to end the
Texans' opening drive of the game. That's his third interception in two games.
--- Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.
Running back Christian McCaffrey now owns the Panthers' franchise record for
all-purpose yards in a season with 1,995.
That breaks the previous record held by Steve Smith in 2001.
McCaffrey broke the mark on a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, his
league-leading 17th TD of the season.
Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce has become the first tight end in NFL
history to post four consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards receiving.
Kelce reached the milestone with an 11-yard catch on third-and-5 late in the
first quarter against the Denver Broncos at snowy Arrowhead Stadium.
The previous mark was held by Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen who had
thee consecutive 1,000-yard seasons between 2014 and 2016.
1:40 p.m. It's a quiet crowd at Detroit's Ford Field, and the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers are doing what they can to keep it that way.
Jameis Winston has thrown two touchdown passes already, and Tampa Bay leads the
Lions 14-0 late in the first quarter. The Buccaneers capped a five-play,
99-yard drive when Winston threw a 33-yard TD pass to Scotty Miller. Earlier,
he threw a 34-yard scoring pass to Breshad Perriman.
There are a fair number of empty seats in Detroit as the injury-plagued Lions
try to snap a six-game losing streak. The crowd hasn't been making much noise,
even when Tampa Bay has the ball. --- Noah Trister reporting from Detroit.
In what might be his final start at MetLife Stadium Eli Manning received a
standing ovation when introduced before the Giants first offensive series.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP lost his starting job to rookie first-round draft
pick Daniel Jones after the second game of the season. The 38-year-old QB who
is in the final year of his contract got the job back last week with Jones out
with an ankle injury.
Jones is still out.
However, coach Pat Shurmur said Jones will return to his starting role when
Manning was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2004. He was acquired in a draft
day trade with the Chargers. He become the starter nine games into his rookie
New England's Tom Brady has tied Drew Brees for second all-time in touchdown
James White turned his short throw into a 23-yard score against the Bengals,
the 537th TD pass of Brady's career.
Brady and Brees are two behind Peyton Manning's record of 539. The Saints host
the Colts on Monday night.
-- Joe Kay in Cincinnati reporting
1 p.m. Former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is taking in the
Washington Redskins' game against the Philadelphia Eagles -- in the owner's box.
Meyer was seen with owner Dan Snyder in his box before the game.
Meyer is currently a Fox analyst and is a candidate to coach in the NFL next
season. The Redskins are looking for a new coach.
---Stephen Whyno reporting from Landover, Maryland.
The Broncos and Chiefs will be playing their divisional matchup in a snowstorm
at Arrowhead Stadium.
Flurries began to fall overnight, far earlier than meteorologists predicted,
and the intensifying snow caused major problems for people trying to get to the
That includes some members of the Chiefs, such as running back LeSean McCoy and
wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who were a bit late for warmups.
An hour before kickoff, dozens of workers were trying to clear off the yard
lines, end zones and sidelines as the snow swirled inside the stadium. From
above, the scene unfolding below looked like a snow globe come to life.
The Broncos are seeking just their fourth win in 18 trips to Arrowhead in
The NFL draft doesn't happen until late April but Boomer Esiason already knows
who he wants the Bengals to take.
The former Cincinnati quarterback --- who was the last one to lead the
franchise to a Super Bowl and win a playoff game --- handed a Bengals helmet to
Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow during a segment on "The NFL Today" and said,
"I want to welcome you from one Bengal to the next."
Esiason did something similar on the CBS pregame show in 2002 after Carson
Palmer won the Heisman. Cincinnati selected Palmer in 2003 with the top overall
The Bengals (1-12) have a one-game lead over the New York Giants for the top
Five teams are in position to clinch playoff berths in Week 15 of the NFL
In the AFC, where Baltimore has won the North and Kansas City has taken the
West, both New England and Buffalo can get in from the East.
The Patriots do so with a win or tie at lowly Cincinnati. The Bills clinch if
they win at Pittsburgh in the Sunday night game. Neither team can secure the
division crown regardless of how they do Sunday.
Baltimore can grab home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs if the
Patriots lose and the Chiefs also fall at home to Denver. The Ravens get a
first-round bye if New England or Kansas City doesn't win.
In the NFC, where New Orleans owns the South title, Green Bay's place in the
postseason will come if it beats Chicago at Lambeau Field and the Rams lose or
tie at Dallas.
San Francisco moves on with a victory or tie against Atlanta or a Rams loss or
tie or losses by Green Bay and Minnesota, which is at the Chargers.
Finally, a Seattle victory and a Rams loss or tie, or a Vikings loss, or a
Packers loss and Vikings tie gets the Seahawks a spot.
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