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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

  • Celine Dion

    speaking of bad coaching… its how i feel about Thibs on the wolves! needs to play Brandan Rush more!

    btw, this is TimberRaiders. I lost a bet on the new blog and had to change my name for a week

  • Leonel Varela

    hahahaha… to bad…

    you are into something there… Lavine miss a couple of games and we win those games… he came back today (didn’t had the chance to watch the game) and we lose… bad D and to many turnovers have been our season so far… something I didn’t expected to see under Thibs… I guess some bad habits are hard to brake…

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Chefs lost lmao. Phonies

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Both Cowboys and KC division winners bounced!! One and done!!

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Must see TV

  • Aussie Raider

    And Stephen A Smith on First Take lmao.

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Morning sports TV is going to be good with the Cowboys losing, LMAO

  • Aussie Raider

    Can’t wait.

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    bye bye KC !! bwahahahahahaha

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    yesterday was a great day for football. I officially don’t give a rip from this point forward

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Vance Joseph was accused of sexually assaulting two women at the University of Colorado in 2003:
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/01/15/2003-sexual-assault-allegations-against-vance-joseph-resurface/

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    RAIDERS are coming next year. NFL ON NOTICE

  • MEX_GHOST, Raiders believer.

    Wow. 1 comment in the last 24 hours.

  • the authority dr robert

    If we all stay here, there will be more.

  • MEX_GHOST, Raiders believer.

    Ive seen a few bloggers here but its hard to chat “live” with them.

  • the authority dr robert

    True. Takes a commitment from several to only be here.

  • the authority dr robert

    Hello?

  • MEX_GHOST, Raiders believer.

    Of the regulars, I think only Baby Al is always here. The rest posts in both sites.

  • MEX_GHOST, Raiders believer.

    Rik?

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Hey!

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)
  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    This will be fun. It’s Ratface Jr or Cable Guy in SF next year – LOL
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/16/source-patriots-josh-mcdaniels-out-of-49ers-mix/

  • MEX_GHOST, Raiders believer.

    Hola!

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    what’s up bro? who are we rooting for this weekend?

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Rob Ryan to interview for Redskins DC job, lol. Good luck with that

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    btw, Rex is only visiting with teams who have an HC opening. Not willing to settle for DC jobs just yet …

  • MEX_GHOST, Raiders believer.

    Hey RRS!
    Its all good. I will root for the Falcons and the Steelers.
    NFC in the Superbowl.

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    The end of life is not to be happy, nor to achieve pleasure and avoid pain, but to do the will of God, come what may.
    -Martin Luther King Jr.

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Broncos are planning to name Marcus Robertson DB coach. Formerly with Raiders.

  • MEX_GHOST, Raiders believer.

    My choices to win the Superbowl:

    1.- Falcons.

    2.- Packers.

    3.- Steelers.

    4.- Patriots.

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    3 Potential 2017 Oakland Raiders Salary Cap Casualties

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/3-potential-2017-oakland-raiders-123548070.html

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Players like Dan Williams, Reggie Nelson, and Austin Howard are on the chopping block.
    ***
    Thoughts?

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Replace Nelson in draft cut the other 2. No lossea at all

  • LB Raider

    Are there any numbnutz in here who at the slightest jab they point ignorant fingers and yell out Racist! Racist! Omg Racist!!!

    Knowing full well they are the most reverse racist clowns without even registering in their lame brains.

  • LB Raider

    Kennys site is full of those dip sticks anyway back to Football, just sobered up from my attendance in that Houston game, showed how historically bad this defense was allowing the worst NFL QB in NFL history to basically clown them and pee all over them while laughing. Defense needs serious serious upgrading.

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    Lmao

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)
  • LB Raider

    As if the pro bowl wasnt boring enough.

    Rather watch the Lifetime channel.

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Ben/Brady: one will pull out of the Pro Bowl. Do you go Rivers, Luck or Flacco?

    Ryan/Rodgers: one will pull out of the Pro Bowl. Do you go Eli, Brees or Stafford?

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    BWAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

  • LB Raider

    Whoever clears their schedule, nobody wants to play in it…no way Luck or Bress agrees….wouldnt be surpised if they select Brock Osweiler as a pro bowl ‘alternate’ for this game.

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Almost at 1,000 comments. Mr. Becker may have something for us loyal IBA bloggers shortly #standupguy

  • CARR4MVP (baby Al)

    WELP: SEND HIM TO OAKLAND

    Ed Bouchette – Verified account ‏@EdBouchette

    Tomlin: That’s often why you see great players move from team to team. Don’t want that to happen to Antonio Brown.
    9:09 AM – 17 Jan 2017
    164 RETWEETS208 LIKES

  • Rik/ALS/ Raiders/ Posse

    Hello

  • Rik/ALS/ Raiders/ Posse

    Hey d bag racist

  • Rik/ALS/ Raiders/ Posse

    Racist

  • Rik/ALS/ Raiders/ Posse

    Azz wipe

  • Rik/ALS/ Raiders/ Posse

    Hey it’s the Racist

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Dude, why are you attacking LB Raider?

  • Rik/ALS/ Raiders/ Posse

    He’s a racist