Tennessee, which closed as a 3-point underdog to Philadelphia, overcame a 14-point third-quarter deficit, then converted three fourth downs on the winning drive in OT.
The hooting and hollering and yelps of celebration reverberated behind locker room doors late Sunday afternoon, the Raiders having finally earned victory in 2018, a 45-42 final against Cleveland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
On Tuesday, the Raiders joined forces with Taylor Elementary School in Henderson so students don’t have to go to school hungry and can brush their teeth.
Buffalo, which closed as a 17-point underdog, whipped Minnesota 27-6.
When he sticks to the script, Jon Gruden has proven over the first three weeks of this NFL season to be Laurence Olivier, prepared and versatile, creative and confident, a virtual Henry the V calling plays.
A dink-and-dunk passing trend needs changing if wins are to come, the next opportunity for the Raiders being against the unbeaten Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.
FanDuel spun a potential public relations nightmare into positive publicity Thursday when it agreed to pay a New Jersey bettor his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 live wager at 750-1 odds.
Week 2 in the NFL wasn’t kind to the wagering public as underdogs went 11-4 against the spread with seven outright upsets (including the Bengals’ win over the Ravens on Thursday).
DENVER — There were under two minutes remaining in a football game the Raiders had led all Sunday, under two minutes until they could depart with a road victory over a division rival, and this was the scene along their defensive line:
Jon Gruden will remember most the final score of his return to the Raiders, because losses stay with folks in this league more than anything, a 33-13 defeat to the Rams before a Monday Night Football audience and a silver and black faithful who spent much of the fourth quarter booing.