That would be a tough feat even if Carr were healthy. Its downright impossible now.

The only game the Raiders will play in Houston this winter comes next weekend, when the Texans host Oakland in a first-round matchup.

Houston is brutal enough offensively that the Raiders have a shot at winning, especially Cheap Jerseys China if the more seasoned McGloin is under center instead of Cook. But even if that were to happen, theres no reason to feel good about Oaklands chances the following week at either New England or Kansas City.

The Patriots (14-2) finished with the NFLs best record and are basically unbeatable in second-round playoff games at Gillette Stadium, with a 10-1 mark in the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era. The Chiefs already have beaten the Raiders twice this season and are finally hitting their stride on offense entering the playoffs.

Writing this obituary isnt fun. Oaklands reemergence after 14 seasons without a playoff appearance was one of the NFLs best stories of 2016. The franchise is in great shape for the future, as well, with quality management and ample salary cap space to insure cornerstone young players like Carr will remain with the franchise for years to come.

This is the only consolation Raiders fans can take in a season that really ended on Dec. 24, 2016 when Carr went down.

Though he likely won’t win the award, Bell is an NFL MVP candidate for a reason. SN’s David Steele argues he not Ben Roethlisberger or Antonio Brown is the primary reason the Steelers have won eight straight games en route to their AFC North title. Part of that streak was last week’s wild-card playoff win over the Dolphins, in which Bell rushed for 167 yards.

Kansas City opened as a two-point favorite over Pittsburgh. Given Bell’s recent history and the perpetual success of dominant rushing attacks in wintry weather, that line might change as the temperatures Cheap Jerseys Custom in western Missouri drop.

Braves’ Sean Rodriguez injured shoulder in car wreck, reportedly out 3-5 months

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has become the most progressive public voice calling for a regulated system to be put into place.

The NHL has expanded to Las Vegas for its 31st franchise. The NFL is also considering relocating a franchise to the gambling Mecca.

An estimated $4.7 billion was bet on last weekend’s Super Bowl between the Patriots and Falcons, according to American Gaming Association figures — an all-time high. Yahoo noted 97 percent of bets were placed illegally.

Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez will be sidelined three to five months as he recovers from shoulder surgery, Fox Sports first reported.

Rodriguez sustained the shoulder injury, first disclosed by the Braves on Sunday, during a Jan. 28 car wreck when a a stolen police cruiser crashed into an SUV carrying Rodriguez and his family. Initially, it was reported Rodriguez, who was driving, was uninjured. But the shoulder injury will instead cause him to miss most of the 2017 season.

Rodriguez’ wife, Giselle, was seriously injured in the wreck and sustained a broken tibia, fibula and needed surgery on her wrist.

The couple’s children, ages 2 and 8, were hospitalized for a period after the wreck but have since been released.

The driver of the stolen cruiser died in the wreck after Cheap Jerseys China the car burst into flames.

Rodriguez signed a two-year, $11.5 million deal with the Braves this offseason after spending the 2015 and 2016 seasons in Pittsburgh. He was tabbed to start at second base full time in Atlanta.