Derek Carr

Michael Crabtree will only miss one more game after the NFL accepted his appeal on Tuesday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Even after reduction, Raiders coach still not happy about Michael Crabtree suspension

ALAMEDA — A day after the NFL halved Michael Crabtree’s suspension, Oakland…

Michael Crabtree will only miss one more game after the NFL accepted his appeal on Tuesday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jack Del Rio shouldn’t search very far for why the Raiders are underperforming this year. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)

Always quick to give blame, Jack Del Rio is real reason Raiders are struggling

The Oakland Raiders are in the news for all the wrong reasons…

Jack Del Rio shouldn’t search very far for why the Raiders are underperforming this year. (Courtesy T.C. Perkins Jr./Travis AFB/Flickr)
The Raiders still haven’t intercepted a pass this season. It won’t be easy today, when they face Tom Brady. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders aim to end 15-year drought against Patriots

When the Oakland Raiders last beat the New England Patriots, Rich Gannon…

The Raiders still haven’t intercepted a pass this season. It won’t be easy today, when they face Tom Brady. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mark Davis is moving the Raiders to Las Vegas and it's going to cost taxpayers there. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders breaking ground in Vegas before biggest game of season is as cheesy as the city they’re moving to

It’s really a shame that the Oakland Raiders are doing everything they…

Mark Davis is moving the Raiders to Las Vegas and it's going to cost taxpayers there. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Amari Cooper said the Oakland Raiders’ game in Mexico City last year was a hostile, fun environment. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders embrace playing ‘home game’ in Mexico City

ALAMEDA — As the Oakland Raiders prepare to return to Estadio Azteca…

Amari Cooper said the Oakland Raiders’ game in Mexico City last year was a hostile, fun environment. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Moore. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Together, the Giants are running it back

Quick hits with Kolsky The San Francisco Giants were tied for the…

Matt Moore. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jack Del Rio. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jack Del Rio, offensive coaches failing Raiders

It’s really not complicated to see why the Oakland Raiders are 3-5.…

Jack Del Rio. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Derek Carr plans to utilize his teammates, like Marshawn Lynch — who was suspended for making contact with an official after this play two weeks ago. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Derek Carr embraces a less-is-more philosophy as Marshawn Lynch returns from suspension

As the 3-5 Oakland Raiders head into Sunday’s game against the Miami…

Derek Carr plans to utilize his teammates, like Marshawn Lynch — who was suspended for making contact with an official after this play two weeks ago. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The Oakland Raiders needed Derek Carr to put the team on his back on Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs. That’s exactly what he did. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Jack Del Rio, Amari Cooper get their grooves back thanks to Derek Carr

In the closing minutes of the Oakland Raiders’ first win over the…

The Oakland Raiders needed Derek Carr to put the team on his back on Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs. That’s exactly what he did. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The Oakland Raiders need to make something of their home-field advantage tonight against the favorite to win the AFC West Kansas City Chiefs. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders need to end Chiefs’ divisional dominance to extend season

Asked about the Kansas City Chiefs’ recent mastery over the AFC West,…

The Oakland Raiders need to make something of their home-field advantage tonight against the favorite to win the AFC West Kansas City Chiefs. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Raiders have big problems all over the field. Derek Carr’s contract hurts their ability to address them. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders are a Carr wreck in more ways than one

The Raiders have lost four consecutive games — make it five if…

The Raiders have big problems all over the field. Derek Carr’s contract hurts their ability to address them. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Amari Cooper isn’t worried about having a bad three-game stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Searching for Coop — exploring the disappearing act of the taciturn Amari Cooper

About an hour after the Oakland Raiders' three-game losing streak began, Josh…

Amari Cooper isn’t worried about having a bad three-game stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Raiders didn’t feature Amari Cooper in their offense for the third-straight game on Sunday. That is part of the reason they’ve gone 0-3 during that stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What’s wrong with the Raiders? Let me count the ways

OAKLAND — Jack Del Rio walked to the podium after his team…

The Raiders didn’t feature Amari Cooper in their offense for the third-straight game on Sunday. That is part of the reason they’ve gone 0-3 during that stretch. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Khalil Mack and Von Miller are two of the best pass rushers in the league. Who gets the advantage today when their teams meet? (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner; Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS )

Mack, Miller highlight AFC West showdown

ALAMEDA — Rookie offensive coordinator Todd Downing has been preparing for the…

Khalil Mack and Von Miller are two of the best pass rushers in the league. Who gets the advantage today when their teams meet? (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner; Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS )
Raiders fans have earned the season they’re about to enjoy. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders Nation deserves to go out with a bang

The Raiders abused a hideous team called the New York Jets on…

Raiders fans have earned the season they’re about to enjoy. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Marshawn Lynch can expect to see a fine of $12,000 for flipping off the cameras on Sunday. (Courtesy Raiders/Twitter)

Raiders find their swagger, and it’s called Beast Mode

There was a lot for Las Vegas to like about their Raiders…

Marshawn Lynch can expect to see a fine of $12,000 for flipping off the cameras on Sunday. (Courtesy Raiders/Twitter)
Derek Carr, seen here at practice, was sacked four times during Sunday's game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders notes: Top pick returns to practice, Derek Carr talks about the time he thought he was traded

For the first time in 76 days, Gareon Conley — the Oakland…

Derek Carr, seen here at practice, was sacked four times during Sunday's game. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The two seasons Michael Crabtree has spent in Oakland have been two of his best as an NFL player. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can Michael Crabtree keep improving as he ages?

Michael Crabtree has played in the NFL for eight full seasons, all…

The two seasons Michael Crabtree has spent in Oakland have been two of his best as an NFL player. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Derek Carr gets all the attention for the Oakland Raiders’ rise, but it would be a mistake to overlook the impact of his elite offensive line. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

5 things worth noting from Game 2 of the Raiders preseason

OAKLAND — Five takeaways from the Raiders 24-21 loss to the Los…

Derek Carr gets all the attention for the Oakland Raiders’ rise, but it would be a mistake to overlook the impact of his elite offensive line. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Raiders announced signing Jack Del Rio to a new contract Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders reward Del Rio with new deal

After months of angling toward moving away from the Bay Area, the…

The Raiders announced signing Jack Del Rio to a new contract Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)