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Live playoff updates: Raiders vs. Texans on Saturday

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Get live NFL playoff scoring updates, news and analysis Saturday at 1:35 p.m. when the Raiders face the Texans in Houston in an AFC Wild Card game.

The good news for the Raiders (12-4) is that they’re back in the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. The not-so-good part is that they’ll do so without their MVP-candidate quarterback Derek Carr (broken leg). Oakland sends out rookie Connor Cook for his first NFL start, becoming the only quarterback in league history to make his first start in the playoffs.

Cook will face the NFL’s top-rated defense and will do so without trusty Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn (knee), who will miss his first game in nine years.

**UPDATE: The Raiders also revealed that one of their top defensive linemen is sick. Mario Edwards Jr. is listed as questionable but he is active. Here are the Raiders inactives: Derek Carr, Nate Allen, Antonio Hamilton, Donald Penn, Vadal Alexander, Jihad Ward, Branden Jackson.

Houston, the AFC South champions, have quarterback issues of its own as the Texans will turn to maligned Brock Osweiler after starter Tom Savage suffered a concussion in last week’s regular-season finale loss to Tennessee.


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The Raiders and Texans met already this season with Oakland rallying for a 27-20 win in Mexico on Nov. 21. Carr threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to secure the win.

The winner of Saturday’s wild card game will likely travel to New England next week to face the Patriots in the AFC divisional round.

To view the live updates feed on your mobile device click here.

You’ll find more Raiders coverage at MercuryNews.com/sports/oakland-raiders

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Jon Becker

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Yes, thank you

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    LMAO!

    1h1 hour ago
    John Elway ‏@johnelway
    It’s official.

    Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos!

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    3h3 hours ago
    CSNAuthentic ‏@CSNAuthentic
    Todd Downing’s unique journey leads to job as #Raiders offensive coordinator (@BairCSN) http://www.csnbayarea.com/raiders/downings-unique-journey-leads-job-raiders-offensive-coordinator … #NFL

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    LMAO! DUMB DONKEYS

    Levi Damien
    Levi Damien – ‏@LeviDamien

    #Broncos tap Vance Joseph as head coach, former #Raiders Bill Musgrave candidate for Offensive Coordinator http://www.silverandblackpride.com/2017/1/11/14242526/broncos-tap-vance-joseph-as-head-coach-bill-musgrave-candidate-for-offensive-coordinator?utm_campaign=levidamien&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

  • DeeDiseno

    so seems that we are going to have to get used to this LAS VEGAS RAIDERS, owners will approve the relocation.

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Too big not too

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    30m30 minutes ago
    Vincent Bonsignore ‏@DailyNewsVinny
    2. #NFL VP Eric Grubman said progress #Raiders have made on LV deal is “impressive.” https://twitter.com/dailynewsvinny/status/819287516507414528

  • Raiders21

    Sad. Will never be the same. Tailgating in 110+ heat doesn’t sound like a fun tailgating experience which is what Mark said was important.

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Adam Schefter – Verified account ‏@AdamSchefter

    Denver has two OC interviews now set up for Thursday, per sources: Mike McCoy and Bill Musgrave. Each have Broncos connections.
    11:46 AM – 11 Jan 2017

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Wont be that hot in oct, nov, dec, jan

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Dave Schramm for QB Coach, anyone? #CarrConnection

  • Rik/ALS/ Raiders/ Posse

    Kenny’s site crashes again

  • PlunkforHOF

    God I hate the auto play videos.

  • Too much traffic

  • Stabler

    Your eyeballs WILL be monetized!

  • raidergrr

    as long as its not DAVID Carr

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    5h5 hours ago
    Vincent Bonsignore ‏@DailyNewsVinny
    3. #Steelers owner Art Rooney Jr. said #Raiders owner Mark Davis is getting close to making a decision/announcement

  • Aussie Raider

    San Diego Chargers officially moving to Los Angeles.

  • TimberRaiders

    who else is warming up to Las Vegas Raiders?

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Chargers owner to inform staff that they are moving to LA

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Raiders are really gonna have a home game @chargers now

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    1h1 hour ago
    Michael Gehlken ‏@sdutGehlken
    Wheels in motion for Chargers’ move to Los Angeles. Dean Spanos to address staff at 8 a.m. meeting. He’s expected to be in LA later in day.

  • the authority dr robert

    Too many bad drivers.

  • the authority dr robert

    Warming up is an understatement when ur talking about the desert.

  • the authority dr robert

    I’m gonna stretch out in here for a while. See if things pick up.

  • the authority dr robert

    Apparently Downing was Carr’s guy.

    If Del Rio is the “real DC” and that’s why Norton was kept, well….better get ur act together Jack.

    Cuz the Carr-less team looked a LOT like the DA teams.

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    KRAFT AND JERRY JONES say yes Raiders to VEGAS espn reports

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Zing!

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    U gave up fast..

  • Dan78

    I’ll be there… in Michael Jackson voice…

  • MEX_GHOST, Raiders believer.

    Hey Doc!
    Why you will do this??

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Both Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones said today that they think the plan for the Raiders’ move looks good.

    “I think that’s a good possibility,” Kraft said of supporting a Raiders move.

    “For me personally, it seems like a doable situation. But want to make sure I understand everything,” Jones said.

    The Patriots and the Cowboys are two of the NFL’s most influential franchises, and if they’re in support of the Raiders, it’s highly likely that most other franchises are in support as well. The deal isn’t done, but Nevada is ready to give the Raiders the kind of stadium they don’t have in Oakland, and the owners are ready to accept the offer. The Silver and Black appears set to head to Las Vegas.

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Robert Kraft and Jerry Jones both think the Raiders could move to Las Vegas

    By Matt Barbato
    January 11, 2017
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are the faces of two of the NFL’s most powerful organizations and both appear to be on the same page when it comes to the Oakland Raiders’ potential relocation.

    Both Kraft and Jones are in agreement that the franchise’s potential move to Las Vegas is feasible, at the very least.

    “I think that’s a good possibility,” Kraft said of the possible move, according to the Los Angeles Daily News’ Vincent Bonsignore.

    Jones echoed Kraft’s sentiments and believes the Raiders could make a Las Vegas move happen.

    “For me personally, it seems like a doable situation,” Jones said, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Sam Farmer. “But want to make sure I understand everything.”

    The votes of confidence from two of the league’s most powerful owners should certainly make Raiders owner Mark Davis very happy. The question will be whether the rest of the league will sign off on what will surely be a risky relocation.

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Vincent Bonsignore @DailyNewsVinny
    #Patriots owner Bob Kraft on #NFL being on board with #Raiders/Las Vegas: “I think that’s a good possibility”
    6:02 AM – 11 Jan 2017
    91 91 Retweets 99 99 likes

  • MEX_GHOST, Raiders believer.

    now you’re going to give him his third different play caller in 5 years? Seems dysfunctional.
    ———————–
    Wrong. This is the 4th Carr’s year and 3rd play caller.

  • the authority dr robert

    I like this place.

  • the authority dr robert

    Nope

  • Rik/ALS/ Raiders/ Posse

    What’s goin on

  • Reuel Smith

    glad you’re back did you see Arch of Triumph? …………no. glad to see the OC hit the road, Norton not the problem with the D. fatboy is as usual.

  • Reuel Smith

    asswipe

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Cool bro..

  • Rik/ALS/ Raiders/ Posse

    Morning

  • Rik/ALS/ Raiders/ Posse

    Becker thoughts?

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Musgrave got Carr hurt on that 3rd and 26. Should of just been a run play then punt. Musgrave screwed us out of our post-season. Mark squeezed Musgrave out. Jack took orders from Mark

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    ROBtheROBOT
    2h2 hours ago
    ROBtheROBOT ‏@TheeRobzilla
    L.A. radio “You excited for the Chargers?” 90% of L.A. listener’s “Hell yeah I’m a @RAIDERS fan! Don’t have to drive as far!”

    Lmao

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Ralph Vacchiano
    2h2 hours ago
    Ralph Vacchiano ‏@RVacchianoSNY
    Jets DE Leonard Williams is headed to the Pro Bowl. He’ll be replacing the injured Khalil Mack for the AFC

  • Rik/ALS/ Raiders/ Posse

    Hello

  • Raiders21

    wonder what Mack was dealing with. Penn, Carr, Mack, KO, and Hudson maybe even Cooper will sit. They have all been nicked up. KO (knee), Cooper (shoulder), Hudson (ankle)

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Hello Rik

  • idahoraiderfan33

    It’s just better to sit them imo.. They are pro bowl players and that’s all that matters, and not so much the game..