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Oakland Raiders fire general manager McKenzie

The Oakland Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, the team announced on Monday.McKenzie had served in the role since 2012 but leaves during a difficult season, the Raiders holding a league-worst 3-10 record despite Sunday's surprise 24-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.Oakland thanked the 55-year-old - a linebacker in his playing days

49ers place wide receiver Pierre Garcon on injured reserve

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have placed receiver Pierre Garcon on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury. The 49ers signed safety Tyree Robinson from Dallas’ practice squad to a two-year deal on Tuesday to replace Garcon on the active roster. San Francisco also signed tight end

NFL Week 14 inactive players lists

NFL footballs (Getty Images)Here are the inactive players for Sunday’s games of NFL Week 13, as announced by the individual teams on Twitter:Sunday Night FootballLos Angeles Rams (11-1) at Chicago Bears (8-4)#LARams inactives: DB Darious WilliamsRB Malcolm Brown OLB Ogbonnia OkoronkwoDT Sebastian Joseph-DayTE Johnny MundtDT Tanzel SmartOLB Matt Longacre— Myles

Shaquille O’Neal bringing Shaq’s Fun House to Super Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal has been to enough parties before Super Bowls to know that he can do much better. “I’ve been to a million Super Bowl parties the past 15 years, and they’re all boring,” O’Neal said. “So this is Atlanta, I’m bringing the party to Atlanta. I wanted

Report: GM McKenzie to leave Raiders at season’s end

The Oakland Raiders and general manager Reggie McKenzie will part ways after the season ends, according to a CBS Sports report Sunday.Head coach Jon Gruden, in the first year of a 10-year, $100 million contract, and McKenzie apparently haven't viewed players the same way this season.Gruden brought in players he

RECAP: Rams drop cold contest to Bears in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Jared Goff was born in California and played his college ball for California before beginning his pro career in Southern California with the Los Angeles Rams. The Golden State kid looked a little lost in the Windy City. Harassed by Chicago‘s fierce pass rush all night long, Goff threw a career-high four interceptions in

Steelers roll into Oakland minus RB Conner

The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost two games in a row and are without a true starting running back Sunday for a road game against the Oakland Raiders.James Conner, who had two touchdowns for Pittsburgh (7-4-1) last weekend and is approaching 1,000 yards rushing, has been filling in more than capably

Week 14 NFL picks against the spread

Last week: 8-7 Weeks 1 through 13: 87-88-5 Home team shown in bold. Odds taken from Odds Shark. Green Bay (-4.5) vs. Atlanta This is a matchup of two disappointing teams who had playoff aspirations before the season began. The Packers made a coaching change after an embarrassing loss to the Cardinals last week, which was

Raiders sign C.J. Anderson for remainder of season

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Running back C.J. Anderson has signed with the Oakland Raiders and could be in their backfield for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Raiders coach Jon Gruden said that the move is insurance in case Doug Martin isn't available. The Raiders primary running back since Marshawn Lynch

Raiders sign DE Damontre Moore

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent defensive end Damontre Moore and waived defensive end Fadol Brown.The team made the move Tuesday, two days after Brown jumped offside to extend a fourth-quarter touchdown drive that sealed a victory for Kansas City.Moore enters his second stint with

Peppers, Miller, Davis among 32 Man of Year finalists

NEW YORK (AP) — Veterans Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced Thursday for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Unlike in the past, when three finalists were selected before a recipient was chosen, one player from every NFL team is a

Mahomes throws 4 TDs to lead Chiefs past Raiders 40-33

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs still had plenty of firepower on offense even without star running back Kareem Hunt.Mahomes threw four touchdown passes Sunday to join Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as the only QBs to reach the 40 TD mark through 12 games,

Week 13 was chock full of black eyes for the NFL

Just when the NFL was enjoying a ratings rebound and an explosion of offensive firepower that has fans giddy over their favorite and/or fantasy teams, the NFL reverted to its bumbling ways in Week 13. It began with a prime-time officiating fiasco by its most experienced crew. The poor performance by referee

Week 13 NFL pick ’em against the spread

Last week: 6-6 Weeks 1 through 12: 79-81-5 Home team shown in bold. Odds taken from Odds Shark. Green Bay (-13.5) vs. Arizona The Packers might be a long shot to make the playoffs, but they are still really good at home. Pick: Green Bay (-13.5) Atlanta (-2.5) vs. Baltimore Like the Packers, the Falcons are a lot better

Gruden praises Mahomes before Chiefs-Raiders game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Jon Gruden knows he sometimes went over the top in his praise of quarterbacks in his old job as an analyst at ESPN.It seemed like any time a quarterback went to ''Gruden's QB Camp'' or was picked in the draft, Gruden was always full of

FANTASY PLAYS: Burning fantasy questions for Week 13

A look at some key fantasy football questions for Week 13: WHICH UNDER THE RADAR PLAYERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCE FOR A BIG GAME THIS WEEK? Broncos QB Case Keenum has a very favorable matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals this week. Cincinnati has yielded at least three passing TDs to QBs in

Cowboys WR Cooper says he has more passion in Dallas

Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper believes he has become more passionate since his move to Dallas.Former Oakland Raiders receiver Cooper has helped the Cowboys win three of their last four games.He seems to be thriving in his new environment, and Dallas are now tied for the NFC East lead with the Washington

Cowboys defense dominates Brees, Saints in 13-10 win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott desperately scrambled for a first down in a game of fourth-quarter keepaway, then took three knees starting from the New Orleans 1 to run out the clock by the narrowest possible margin. Anything to keep Drew Brees and the NFL’s highest-scoring offense on the sideline. Ezekiel