The Raiders beat the Denver Broncos in a matchup of 6-2 AFC West teams. Oakland’s 7-2 start is its best since 2001. The Raiders finished with 218 rushing yards in their first Sunday Night Football game since 2006.
Derek Carr plays with poise and persistence to help the Raiders beat the Denver Broncos 30-20 and take over sole possession of first in the AFC West with a 7-2 record. His performance against the team with the third-best statistical defense in the NFL lends substance to the conversation that has picked up in recent weeks that he is an MVP candidate.
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The 49ers’ offense hums for a while, just as coach Chip Kelly hoped it would. But San Francisco’s inability to stop the run and two second-half turnovers prove costly as the 49ers lose their seventh in a row, 41-23 to the visiting New Orleans Saints.
The Kings finish their five-game trip 1-4 by knocking off the Raptors 96-91 in Toronto. The Raptors shoot a season-low 35.7 percent, the lowest mark for a Kings opponent this season. NBA scoring leader DeMar DeRozan is held to a season-low 23 points.
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Washington quarterback Jake Browning threw for 378 yards and six touchdowns during a 66-27 rout of Cal in Berkeley on Saturday night. With the game finishing so late, will the Heisman Trophy voters take notice, or will the Folsom High School graduate become a victim of the East Coast bias?
Sacramento native Scott McCarron wins the Champions Tour’s Dominion Charity Classic playoff event on Sunday in Richmond, Va. He makes a 6-foot putt on the first hole of a playoff against Tom Byrum. Sacramento’s Kevin Sutherland closes with a course-record 63 to tie for third.
Carl Edwards gets some vindication with a rain-shortened victory to earn a championship-contending spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale. A year after his shot at the title came up five points short because of a rain-shortened race, Edwards wins at Texas in a race cut by 41 laps because of rain after the start was delayed nearly six hours Sunday.
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