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Oakland Raiders

Flashback: Raiders 27, Texans 20

The Raiders face the Houston Texans on the road Saturday in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs. The teams met in Mexico City on Nov. 21, with quarterback Derek Carr rallying the Raiders to a 27-20 victory. Carr will miss Saturday’s game after breaking his right leg, so who knows how the rematch will play out, but here is a look back at the first meeting of the season between the teams:

Andy Furillo

With Connor Cook at quarterback, throw out Raiders’ loss in Denver

The thing to keep in mind on the Raiders’ past performance chart is to throw out their latest – a 24-6 loss to Denver on Sunday. Yes, the Raiders would have enjoyed a first-round bye with a win. But there is no disgrace in being a wild card, as six teams have proceeded from that circumstance to win Super Bowls since the extra playoff teams were added in 1978.

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Raiders coach Jack Del Rio: Derek Carr 'will be out indefinitely'

The victory over the Colts "came with a setback" -- a serious injury to quarterback Derek Carr.
Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
Raiders coach Jack Del Rio: Derek Carr 'will be out indefinitely' 4:03

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio: Derek Carr 'will be out indefinitely'

Donald Penn on Carr's injury: 'I'm mad at myself' 2:35

Donald Penn on Carr's injury: 'I'm mad at myself'

Amari Cooper: 'You don't want the leader of your offense to go down' 1:25

Amari Cooper: 'You don't want the leader of your offense to go down'

Chiefs and Raiders fans brawl in stands at Arrowhead Stadium 0:47

Chiefs and Raiders fans brawl in stands at Arrowhead Stadium