Josh Jacobs is ready to hold talks with the Raiders: This is where I want to be

LAS VEGAS – The traditional Pro Bowl is no more. Instead of playing a soccer game, the AFC and NFC representatives will face off in a soccer tournament on Sunday. Partly in response to the changes, many players pulled out of the event. Although Raiders running back Josh Jacobs would participate, he thought it was a waste of time. “This is — stupid,” Jacobs said Saturday. “We’re not enjoying this.” Pro Bowl aside, Jacobs’ dynamic 2022 season that landed him the award — along with a first-team All-Pro selection —…

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2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games: The AFC headlines Derek Carr’s stellar performance on Thursday

The AFC went 9-3 going into the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl games after winning the accurate passes, lightning strike and longest drive events. Here’s what you need to know: The NFC earned three points by winning the Shuffle event. Derek Carr has performed in the accuracy passing competition, leading all QBs with 31 points. The Pro Bowl will continue Sunday with five other events and flag football. The AFC takes the lead in #ProBowlGames! Contests continue Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN/ABC! pic.twitter.com/cWDCi0H2qu – NFL February 3, 2023 the…

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NFL playoffs pick against the spread: Vic Tavor predictions

Let’s not break our arms and pat ourselves on the back. Yes, 4-2 was nice. But we needed to go undefeated in the playoffs to make up for the regular season. Betting lines are especially difficult this week. We think the number of Eagles – favored by the 7.5 – is pretty low. The Eagles were 8-5 against the spread despite being an all-week favorite before Jalen Hurts was injured. Then they lost their last four ATS games, with Hurts getting the kinks at the end. They play their home…

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NFL Announces 5 Teams That Will Play Games In Europe Next Season: Who Makes The Trip?

The American Football League will return to the UK and Germany next season, as well announced the league Thursday the five teams designed to play internationally. The competitors facing each team at the European Games will be announced when the full NFL schedule is released later this year. Here’s what you need to know: The Bills and Titans will play at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The Jaguars will return to Wembley Stadium to play in London for the tenth time in franchise history. The Chiefs and Patriots will both…

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NFL Wild Card schedule: 49ers vs. Seahawks open weekend, Bucs vs. Cowboys in MNF

The NFL released its wild schedule Sunday night, kicking off the postseason Saturday with the 49ers hosting the Seahawks at 4:30 p.m. ET. Here’s what you need to know: Seattle advances to the postseason, securing the final wild card spot, after beating the Rams and the Packers losing to the Lions. The Buccaneers will host the Cowboys at 8:15 PM ET on “Monday Night Football.” All six games in the opening playoff round feature a rematch from the regular season, including games between the Chargers and Jaguars, Dolphins and Bills,…

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2023 NFL Draft Order: Ground pick #1 overall, Texas pick #2

The Houston Texans finished the regular season with a 32-31 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The victory at the conclusion of the regular season boosted the Texans’ winning percentage enough to secure the first overall pick in this year’s draft for the Chicago Bears. Here’s what you need to know: The Bears are down to 3-14 on the year with a loss to the Vikings on Sunday and will take a first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. The Texans will have a top five pick in the…

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Raid: The Raiders season finale shows just how far they are from the bosses

LAS VEGAS — The eleven players on the field for the Chiefs offense tied their arms around each other’s bodies, began moving their feet and swinging in a circle before breaking up the set. While they were leading the Raiders by two points late in the second quarter, they actually started another game, Ring Around the Rosie, on the field at Allegiant Stadium. It was a message that the Raiders, in the last game of the regular season, at home and surrounded by a lot of redshirts in the stands,…

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NFL Week 17 Takeaways: The Eagles are losing, Tom Brady is back, and what about the Jazz, the Lions?

The New York Giants are making the playoffs for the first time since 2016, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the NFC Southern champions, and the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions are holding out for postseason hopes. Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs outlasted the Denver Broncos to keep their hopes alive for a top seed in the AFC playoffs, while the Philadelphia Eagles lost their second straight game without Jalen Hurts and need to beat the Giants next week to lock in the lead. Seeds in the NFC. we asked the…

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Raiders sitting Derek Carr: What this means for future QB in Las Vegas

The Raiders decided to sit out Derek Carr on Sunday against the 49ers and begin backup Garrett Stidham. Here’s what you need to know: Sitting Carr eliminates the risk of him being injured and the team in trouble for $40.4 million over the next two years. Carr signed a three-year, $121.5 million contract last season, but only $25 million was guaranteed upon signing with the exit included which gave the Raiders an exit to move on while only incurring $5.6 million. The Raiders (6-9) have less than a one percent…

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Raiders offseason to-do list: 10 things needed to avoid another disappointing season

Putting unrealistic playoff scenarios aside, the Raiders’ season is over. Coach Josh McDaniels discussed the possibility of benching healthy starters — and keeping others who could return from injured reserve out of action — in the final two games of the season. Whether that happens, and whether those who receive opportunities do enough to show they should be a part of plans moving forward, is really the only intrigue that remains going into home matchups against the 49ers and Chiefs. “Everything is going to get evaluated in that regard,” McDaniels…

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