Raiders Beat Chargers to Claim Playoff Spot

In an odd game in which a tie could have sent both teams to the playoffs, the Raiders outlasted the Chargers in overtime, eliminating their division rival.

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N.F.L. Thanksgiving Schedule: What to Watch for Today’s Games

Thursday’s three games feature six teams coming off losses, with the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints playing in prime time.

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What We Learned From Week 2 of the N.F.L. Season

Bill Belichick sees a path toward making the Patriots a dynastic contender again, the Cowboys’ talent got a chance to shine, and Sam Darnold looks … happy.

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Carl Nassib Made History, but Also a Big Play

Last week Nassib, 28, became the first openly gay player to compete in an N.F.L. game. Teammates, the news media and observers casually noted the feat, then cheered his game-changing play.

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Raiders Go the Extra Mile to Beat the Ravens

A wild Monday night victory gives Las Vegas a victory, and leaves Baltimore wondering about one that got away.

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Randall Cunningham Is Back in the N.F.L. … as Raiders Chaplain

“I want to preach myself into a Super Bowl ring.”

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What Was the Jets’ Gregg Williams Thinking on His Final Play Call?

The Jets looked to have their first win of the season sewn up. But a decision to send an all-out blitz against the Raiders on the final play handed Las Vegas the game-winning touchdown.

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NFL Week 13: What We Learned

The Jets found a new way to lose, the Saints continued to roll and the Browns held on for a huge win over the Titans.

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Patriots Turn to Burkhead and the Run After Newton Falters Early

New England struggled to get its passing offense going against the Raiders but got timely dashes from running backs Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel.

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