Raiders shake off penalties, climb to No. 2 in power rankings

  • RAIDER RULE NO. 2: See Raider Rule No. 1.
  • Through 11 games, the Raiders lead the league in penalties (105) and penalty yardage (867), which is a relatively new development for second-year Raiders coach Jack Del Rio as his Jacksonville teams were some of the least penalized in the league at the time.
  • Raiders shake off penalties, climb to No. 2 in power rankings
  • You can hear former Raiders linebacker Matt Millen cackling as he recalls the signs, real or fictional, adorning Oakland’s locker room, the ones that read: RAIDER RULE NO. 1: Cheating is encouraged.
  • Then again, the Raiders did set an NFL record with 23 penalties for a franchise-record 200 yards in an overtime road victory Oct 30 against Tampa Bay.

Following their win against Carolina, the Raiders reached No. 2 in ESPN’s Power Rankings for the first time since the final 2002 regular-season poll.
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RG3 expects to return and play for the Browns this year

RG3 expects to return and play for the @Browns this year

  • Unfortunately Griffin got injured week 1.
  • Griffin, who suffered a fracture in his left shoulder in Week One, said today that he’s optimistic about returning before the season is over.
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Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III does not believe his season is over. Griffin, who suffered a fracture in his left shoulder in Week One, said today that he’s optimistic about returning before the season is over.
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Vikings trade for Eagles QB Sam Bradford

  • Bradford has a two-year, $36 million contract, with $22 million guaranteed for this season.
  • Since being drafted No. 1 overall by the St. Louis Rams in 2010, Sam Bradford has played a full 16-game season just twice – his 2010 rookie season and the 2012 season.
  • The Vikings are giving up a 2017 first round pick and 2018 fourth round pick to acquire Bradford, according to the Eagles.
  • Sam Bradford had 3,725 yards passing, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 14 games with the Eagles in 2015.
  • The Eagles drafted North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft.

The Minnesota Vikings have traded for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford. The Vikings are giving up a 2017 first round pick and 2018 fourth round pick to acquire Bradford, according to the…
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