Paul Minor, 19 and once 451 pounds, has committed to losing weight while motivated by the Raiders landing in Las Vegas.
The global pandemic that is the coronavirus has gripped Southern Nevada in a most relentless manner, its harsh realities being felt from one side of town to the next.
The Las Vegas Raiders know that getting to the top of the AFC West means overcoming Kansas City and its electric quarterback.
The town that does everything big is going even more so come April 23-25, when the city will present a 72-hour caffeine buzz to equal or surpass any previous draft.
The Raiders fell this time to the Titans before an unhappy crowd of 52,760 at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, where boos rained down on the team that will move to Las Vegas in 2020.
The maturation of Derek Carr is a major reason why the Raiders beat the Chargers 26-24 on Thursday night at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
How the team performed in a 31-24 win against Detroit.
The rookie rushed for 123 yards in a 24-21 win against Chicago, his final score coming on the sort of jump Marcus Allen executed so often during his Hall of Fame career.
They were out again Friday night, this time at a sports bar along Old Street in Central London, with the Raiders and Bears set to clash on Sunday.
Oakland and Bears linebacker Khalil Mack will encounter one another for the first time Sunday since the elite pass rusher was traded in September of 2018.