With some of the most accomplished quarterbacks in the NFL struggling to produce points it was no surprise the league had one of its lowest scoring weeks.
The 20.3 points per game by teams was the lowest for a Week 3 since 2009 and the fourth lowest for any week in the past five seasons.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers placed wide receiver Jalen Guyton on injured reserve and claimed outside linebacker Derrek Tuszka off waivers on Tuesday.
Tuszka made his first NFL start for the Tennessee Titans in last week's win over the Las Vegas Raiders, getting two tackles.
DENVER (AP) — That Mount Rushmore of Quarterbacks in the loaded AFC West is off to a rather rocky start.
Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Derek Carr all lost their Week 3 games, and Russell Wilson endured a career-high nine three-and-outs Sunday night before he finally flashed the magic that earned him a $245 million extension this month, quieting the Broncos' boobirds.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos went three-and-out nine times against the San Francisco 49ers, the most in Russell Wilson's 11-year career. And only once did they get anywhere near the end zone.
“In the fourth quarter, when it mattered most, we clicked,” Wilson said after leading the lone long touchdown drive that powered the Broncos past the 49ers 11-10 Sunday night.
All those close games that seemed to go the Las Vegas Raiders' way last season have ended up as losses so far in 2022.
That's left the Raiders as the NFL's only team with three losses in three weeks.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans finally made a stand on their home field and got the ball to Derrick Henry along with the rest of their new playmakers to notch their first victory of the season.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins’ defense stopped Josh Allen and the Bills at the goal line late, then held again after punter Thomas Morstead bizarrely kicked the ball off a teammate and out of bounds for a safety in a 21-19 win over Buffalo on Sunday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Saving Ryan Tannehill from the Las Vegas Raiders' pass rush led by five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Chandler Jones seemed a difficult task for the Tennessee Titans.
Turns out Tannehill was sacked only once in Tennessee's 24-22 win Sunday over the Raiders.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans finally have their first victory this season.
Better yet? They think they found the winning recipe for many more.
Ryan Tannehill threw for 264 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score and the Tennessee Titans never trailed Sunday, holding off the Las Vegas Raiders 24-22 for their first victory this season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans placed three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan on injured reserve Saturday after he hurt his right knee for the second time in three seasons.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will start Dennis Daley at left tackle Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders with three-time Pro Bowler Taylor Lewan ruled out.
The Titans (0-2) also will be without starting outside linebacker Bud Dupree (hip), outside linebacker Ola Adeniyi and cornerback Ugo Amadi (ankle).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans and Las Vegas Raiders are in an NFL group no team ever wants to be mired in: 0-2 and stuck at the bottom of their divisions.
TENNESSEE (0-2) at LAS VEGAS (0-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
OPENING LINE: Raiders by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
“No lead is safe in the NFL” is more than a cliche this season.
Three teams overcame fourth-quarter deficits of at least 13 points to win last week for the first time in 30 years.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Jayon Brown is looking forward to his return to Nashville, where he spent the first five years of his career with the Tennessee Titans.
Playing against former teammate Derrick Henry — that’s another story.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — There aren't many secrets between the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams, teams that will face each other Sunday for the fourth time in the past calendar year.
There's also no secret the Rams have had a huge advantage of late.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-1) at ARIZONA (1-1)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, FOX
BETTING LINE: Rams by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan did not practice Wednesday as the Tennessee Titans went through a walk-through session.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have played two fantastic halves of football.
They just haven’t been able to put together four good quarters in the same game.
Following their 24-19 loss at Los Angeles, in which they outscored the Chargers 16-7 in the second half, the Raiders squandered a 20-0 halftime lead and lost to Arizona 29-23 in overtime this past Sunday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray appears content to let face smacks that happened in Vegas stay in Vegas.
Police in Las Vegas said on Monday that they were investigating allegations that a fan in the stands struck the Cardinals quarterback amid celebrations of Arizona’s 29-23 overtime victory over the Raiders.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel has two-time NFL rushing champ Derrick Henry, and the reigning AP NFL Coach of the Year is doubling down.
Yes, despite the Titans' first 0-2 start in a decade and coming off the ugliest loss of his tenure in a 41-7 loss to Buffalo on Monday night.
Kevin Stefanski forgot to call “No Mas!” and Nick Chubb's heroics from two years ago escaped his memory, too, as he deked a defender and scooted into the end zone with his third touchdown run Sunday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — From the football abyss to overtime elation, the Arizona Cardinals had quite a range of emotions Sunday.
It all ended with the Cardinals celebrating a 29-23 overtime victory over the Las Vegas Raiders after clawing back for the stunning win after trailing 20-0 at halftime.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas said Monday they’re investigating allegations that a fan in the stands struck Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray amid celebrations of Arizona’s 29-23 overtime victory over the Raiders.
The offseason optimism surrounding the Las Vegas Raiders following the additions of Davante Adams, Chandler Jones and Josh McDaniels seem in the distant past.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Las Vegas never had a professional sports champion — until Sunday.
Chelsea Gray scored 20 points to lead the Las Vegas Aces to their first WNBA title, and the city's first pro title, in a 78-71 road win over the Connecticut Sun in Game 4.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa threw for 469 yards and six touchdowns, four of which came during a spectacular fourth quarter, and the Miami Dolphins rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens 42-38 on Sunday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — On the same day one of Mark Davis’ two professional teams made franchise history in championship fashion, the other did so in a brutal manner.
For the first time, the Raiders lost a game they led by 20 or more points when Las Vegas blew a 20-0 halftime lead and fell to the Arizona Cardinals 29-23 in overtime on Sunday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Cardinals' season appeared to be falling apart shortly after it began. One week after getting blown out by Kansas City, they took a 20-0 deficit into the locker room at halftime in Vegas.
ARIZONA (0-1) at LAS VEGAS (0-1)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE: Raiders by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones has had a big impact on his teammates since being signed in March.
On the field, on the sidelines, at practice, in meetings, in their personal lives — Jones is, as they say, a vibe.
For the Arizona Cardinals and Las Vegas Raiders, the 2022 season started with a dud.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Wednesday that running backs A.J. Dillon and Aaron Jones need to get the ball more than they did in a season-opening defeat at Minnesota.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr threw to wide receiver Davante Adams 17 times in the Raiders’ season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, tied for third-most toward one target during his career.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen has been declared out for Thursday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs because of a hamstring injury.
Allen sustained the injury during the first half of Sunday's 24-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Another season of fantasy football, another group of start-or-sit scenarios to answer.
It’s not just enough to draft the right team and make the right moves off the waiver wire. We all know that.
It’s the second week of the NFL season, and some of the top players in fantasy are already off to a fast start.
These players are my best bets to continue the trend at the RB and WR positions in Week 2.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-0) at KANSAS CITY (1-0)
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, Prime Video
OPENING LINE: Chiefs by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have taken on an almost unbeatable air in the AFC West over the past six years, not only winning the division each time but losing just six games total against some of their longest-standing rivals.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Khalil Mack hasn't had much time to reflect on his Los Angeles Chargers debut, especially since they have a short week before facing the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.
Most teams would have their offensive game plan cut in half if their top receiver was injured in the second quarter.
The Los Angeles Chargers showed they have players who can pick up the slack.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals insisted all was well with the franchise even after last year's late-season collapse and a lackluster offseason.
That has become harder to believe after a demoralizing Week 1.
The addition of Davante Adams was as good as advertised for the Las Vegas Raiders.
The issues on the offensive line and in the secondary also were what was expected and helped contribute to a season-opening 24-19 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert won't mind getting equal billing with Khalil Mack if it keeps producing wins.
Herbert had the 13th three-touchdown pass game of his young, prolific career, and Mack had three sacks in his Chargers debut as Los Angeles beat the Las Vegas Raiders 24-19 on Sunday.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — On their first snap of their first game together in nine years, Derek Carr dropped back and immediately hit Davante Adams for an 11-yard completion.
On the opening drive alone, Carr threw to his old college buddy a whopping five times.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Chargers receiver Keenan Allen didn't play after halftime in Los Angeles' season opener because of a hamstring injury.
Allen got hurt in the second quarter Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Star tight end Darren Waller has agreed on a three-year contract extension with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Agent Drew Rosenhaus said the sides reached the deal on Saturday that adds $51 million to Waller's existing contract that was previously set to pay him about $7 million in each of the next two seasons.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Even though it's a new season, Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers still can't shake the bitter memory of last season's 35-32 Week 18 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
NEW ORLEANS (9-8) at ATLANTA (7-10)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: Saints by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.