No. 1 wide receiver Davante Adams will be out for the third straight game with a turf toe injury, while Geronimo Allison (concussion/chest) is listed as doubtful and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee/ankle) is listed as questionable.
The Raiders come into the game ranked eighth in the 32-team NFL in rushing offense (134.4 yards per game) and with running back Josh Jacobs having run 88 times for 430 yards and four touchdowns (4.9 yards per carry) in just five games — ranking him sixth in the NFL in yards per game. Given the Packers’ inconsistency against the run defensively, slowing him down will be vital.
With No. 1 receiver Davante Adams (toe) ruled out, No. 2 receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee/ankle) listed as questionable and No. 3 receiver Geronimo Allison (concussion) listed as doubtful, Trevor Davis (above), whom the Packers traded to the Raiders last month for a 2020 sixth-round draft pick, sure would have come in handy this week. Instead, he comes in with the Raiders, having caught four passes for 42 yards with his new team and returning both kickoffs (with a long of 52 yards) and punts (with a long of 13) with his new team.
Jon Gruden has seen a few self-described experts and analytics aficionados suggesting that Aaron Rodgers (above) isn’t on top of his game anymore. From what Gruden, the Oakland Raiders head coach, has watched on film of Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers two-time NFL MVP quarterback, those statistical analyses don’t match up with what he’s seen.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks were a couple wins from beating Toronto. The Philadelphia 76ers were maybe a couple bounces from doing it a round earlier.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Eyeing a playoff spot and a shot at the national championship, No. 4 Ohio State sure is locked in at the moment.
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander watched and waited, hoping Aaron Hicks' drive deep down the right field line would hook foul at the last instant.
NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton was filled with nerves, and so were New York Yankees fans, worried the season was slipping away.
BELTON — Whether it was by intention or coincidence, Mary Hardin-Baylor assistant coach Jack Johnson perfectly summarized the learning curve for a college defensive player while talking about junior linebacker Akeem Jackson.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole may get a chance to punch the Houston Astros' ticket to the World Series.
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia walked into Yankee Stadium's interview room with his left arm in a sling Friday, 16 hours after shuffling off the mound in pain following the 58,692nd and final pitch of his major league career.