The Oakland Raiders host the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football in a pivotal AFC West showdown that will go a long way toward determining the winner of the division. Simply put, the Raiders at 6-2 need to show they are a force to be reckoned with and there’s no better way to do that than against the defending Super Bowl champs in prime time.
Raiders QB Derek Carr is off to a fantastic start with 17 touchdowns and has two dynamic receivers in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree that will give the Broncos’ secondary all it can handle.
While the Broncos are known for their vaunted defense, they have their own duo of dynamic receivers in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders who will look to make some big plays for QB Trevor Siemian in the passing game.
When: 8:30 p.m. ET
Broadcast network: NBC
Live Stream: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
The NFL has approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, and with the move comes the pressure the league must now face in a city that embraces its gambling and vibrant nightlife.
Not only could this cause problems for the league, which has been outspoken against gambling on sports, but it could impact its players, who now have to deal with being in and around gambling year round.
With so many questions, the NFL must embrace these realities of being a part of Sin City in the future.
PFT’s Mike Florio breaks down the NFL’s future in Sin City in the video above from the owners’ meetings in Arizona.
Vince Young is hoping his football career isn’t over.
Young has hired agent Leigh Steinberg, who announced on Twitter today that Young has a “dream of playing more football.”
That Steinberg used the word “dream” suggests that he and Young realize it will be an uphill battle to get back to the NFL. Young hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2011, when he threw four touchdown passes and nine interceptions for the Eagles. He has spent time with the Bills, Packers and Browns since then but never made it past the preseason.
The fledgling Spring League has already said it would be interested in Young, so he’s got someone interested in him. But the Spring League is a long, long way from the NFL. It’s highly likely that Young has played his last NFL game, even if, at age 33, he’s not quite ready to say definitively that he’s done.