OAKLAND, Calif. | Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes after losing starting receiver Michael Crabtree to an ejection for his role in a brawl, and the Oakland Raiders spoiled Paxton Lynch’s first start of the season with a 21-14 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
No matter how many yards and points Tom Brady manages to generate, his New England Patriots are not going to go very far this season if they can’t get their defense straightened out. Coach Bill Belichick’s reigning Super Bowl champions looked surprisingly vulnerable on that side of the ball yet again in a 33-30 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
DENVER | The Denver Broncos throttled running back Marshawn Lynch and put the hurt on quarterback Derek Carr. They limited Lynch to 12 yards on nine carries and sent Carr to the locker room with a back injury in their grind-it-out 16-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
NAPA, Calif. | Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time in training camp and avoided questions regarding his decision to sit during the national anthem before last week’s preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.