Story highlights Seahawks beat Raiders 27-3 Teams going in opposite directions First of three NFL London games London (CNN)With the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders struggling mightily five games into this NFL season, a 10-hour flight to Europe was bound to be a welcome change for one team and a nightmare for the other. Such is life at the NFL London Games. Seattle, it turns out, will take home fond memories of Britain, while the Raiders will try and regroup. Thanks to a stingy defense which sacked Derek Carr six times and three touchdown passes from Russell Wilson, the Seahawks put away the Raiders 27-3 on Sunday night at Wembley Stadium. The win lifts the Seahawks to a respectable 3-3 record and back in the playoff hunt. "It's terrible to lose," Raiders rookie defensive tackle Maurice Hurst told CNN Sport after the game, "it's a tough flight home." Oakland Raiders wait in the tunnel ahead of the NFL International series match against the Seattle Seahawks. … [Read more...] about NFL London: Seahawks rescue season overseas
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Sunday’s first of three NFL matches to be played at Wembley this month pits together two of the sport’s veteran head coaches with a combined age of 122 - Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks and Jon Gruden, at the start of his second stint with the Oakland Raiders. Both have won a Super Bowl, yet their two sides will not exactly stroll into Wembley this week, arriving with more of a limp having combined for three wins and seven losses so far this year. The fascination around Gruden’s return to the NFL after a decade away is a multi-layered one, but it starts with a relatively straightforward question: can he still win? Gruden, now 55, is back coaching in the NFL after a decade away from the sideline, spent as the main analyst on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Back in January his return was confirmed: Gruden the head coach was back and with the Oakland Raiders, the team he coached between 1998 to 2001 before being traded in a blockbuster move to the Tampa Bay … [Read more...] about Seattle Seahawks @ Oakland Raiders preview: Veteran coaches target London pride
Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 12:12 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 It's time to dig into those playbooks and hit the ice baths. NFL training camps begin opening this week as veterans for the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears officially report for duty. Summer vacation ends for the league's other 30 teams next week. It won't be long after that until injuries begin to mount, holdouts potentially simmer and flare and other manners of controversy surface. But based on what I know (or think I know) as we embark on the NFL's 99th season, here's my annual prediction of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based on picking all 256 games, plus a playoff forecast. NFC EAST Philadelphia Eagles (11-5): Underdogs no longer, the champs may be in for a rocky start based on a rough early schedule (particularly October, which includes a Thursday night road game and trip to London) that coincides with Carson Wentz's presumed re-entry from December's ACL tear. Dallas … [Read more...] about 2018 NFL record projections: Will Patriots falter on road to Super Bowl LIII?
Casey L Moore USA TODAY Sports Published 4:50 p.m. UTC May 26, 2018 In the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLIX, the Seattle Seahawks were one yard from likely becoming back-to-back champions. Instead, an interception sealed the victory for the New England Patriots and, in the process, might have sent the Seahawks on a franchise-changing downward spiral. Cliff Avril, a defensive end with the Seahawks from 2013 until his release this offseason, confirmed as much during The Dave Dameshek Football Program podcast this week. “If we win that Super Bowl I think we would have won another one,” Avril said. “I do think the team would have bought in more to what Coach (Pete) Carroll was saying, instead of going the opposite way.” Avril, who remains a free agent after being released with a failed physical designation in May, said many players began doubting Carroll and his staff after the heartbreaking loss. The Seahawks lost in the NFC divisional round in 2015 … [Read more...] about Cliff Avril says Seahawks started doubting Pete Carroll, staff after Super Bowl XLIX loss
Former South Sydney Rabbitohs phenom Jordan Mailata has been selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Draft. The Super Bowl champions made the Australian the 233rd overall pick on Sunday, hoping the towering 20-year-old can successfully transition from rugby league to American football. “It’s been an absolute brainstorm of an experience,” Mailata told NFL Draft Live after being selected in the seventh round of the annual intake of new talent. The Eagles drafted a 6”8 Rugby player from Australia in the 7th round. Jordan Mailata is HUGE and I can only imagine what type of player they will develop. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/nITe56GJTO — ALEXIS PRODUCTIONS (@alexist_20) April 28, 2018 Mailata, who previously suited up for the Rabbitohs in the NRL’s Under 20’s comp, had admitted earlier to NFL.com that he wasn’t expected to be drafted. PHI trades up and takes Australian rugby player in Round 7, the 233rd overall pick. He's 6-foot-8 … [Read more...] about Super Bowl champs draft 160kg Aussie beast