Raiders Week 2 Team Grades: Oakland Knocks Off Jets To Remain UndefeatedThe Oakland Raiders are off to a 2-0 start to the 2017 NFL season thanks to a big win over the New York Jets. Here is a look at the Raiders team grades for this Week 2 win over New York.
49ers Week 2 Team Grades: SF Almost Ends Losing Streak To Seattle With Gutty Road EffortThe 49ers put together a gutty road performance on Sunday, but ultimately lost to the Seahawks, 12-9, to fall to 0-2 on the season.
49ers Team Grades: San Francisco Offense, Defense Earn Different ReviewsThe 2017 San Francisco 49ers opened the regular season with a 23-3 loss at home to the Carolina Panthers, and while the team's defense is definitely improved from the league-worst unit in 2016, the offense still has some work to do under new coach Kyle Shanahan.
Oakland Team Grades: Raiders Open Season With A Big Win Against TitansThe Oakland Raiders opened their 2017 NFL season against a tough Tennessee Titans team but proved that they are still one of the frontrunners for the AFC crown this season with a big win in Nashville.
Oakland Raiders Team Grades Wild Card: Texans Cook Raiders, End Oakland's SeasonWith their 27-14 loss to the Houston Texans (10-7), Oakland (12-5) saw its season come to an end, a season that could have been so much more were not it for MVP candidate Derek Carr breaking his right fibula in the team's next to last regular season game against Indianapolis.
49ers Team Grades: S.F. Comes Up Just Short At Home Against Seattle, Fires Baalke And Kelly AfterwardIt was a turbulent final weekend of the 2016 NFL season for the San Francisco 49ers, as rumors circulated about the fates of General Manager Trent Baalke and Head Coach Chip Kelly. Don't forget the actual final game of the season itself, though, as the 49ers lost to the Seattle Seahawks, 25-23, at home on the Levi's Stadium field. It was another tough loss for the undermanned but game San Francisco squad, as it squandered an early 14-3 lead to lose by a touchdown or less for the fifth time this season. The 49ers finished the year with a 2-14 mark, tying the worst record in franchise history previously set three times.
49ers Team Grades: Kaepernick Leads S.F. To Big Comeback Win Against RamsThe 2016 San Francisco 49ers finally rose off the mat to win and break their 13-game losing streak, and they have quarterback Colin Kaepernick to thank for it. Trailing by 14 in the final quarter on the road in Los Angeles against the Rams, Kaepernick led the 49ers on two long scoring drives to secure the 22-21 win. With the victory, San Francisco assured itself of at least a two-win season, avoiding the fate of becoming the first team in franchise history to win just once.
49ers Team Grades: 49ers' Defense Helpless Against Falcons In 41-13 LossThe San Francisco 49ers lost their 13th straight game on Sunday, this time dropping a 41-13 decision on the road against the Atlanta Falcons.
49ers Team Grades: San Francisco Blows Two-TD Lead, Loses In OTWith a 17-3 halftime lead over the New York Jets, it looked as though the San Francisco 49ers were going to break an 11-game losing streak on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Alas, a team that has forgotten how to win fell apart in the second half, allowing the Jets to tie the score and eventually win on overtime.
49ers Team Grades: San Francisco Offense Fails Miserably In Cold Loss To ChicagoThe San Francisco 49ers lost on the road to the Chicago Bears, 26-6, on a day when the once-proud organization quarterback tradition took a major hit. The 49ers totaled just six yards net passing in the loss, resulting in a franchise record no team with Head Coach Chip Kelly should be setting.
49ers Team Grades: Once Again, Kaepernick & Co. Come Up Just Short In 31-24 LossThe San Francisco 49ers have been a very different team in the last three weeks. Yes, they lost again on Sunday, this time in Miami to the Dolphins by a 31-24 score. But this was the second loss by a touchdown or less in the last three weeks.
Raiders Team Grades: Oakland Goes South Of Border To Top Houston 27-20With the win, Oakland (8-2) stands a full game in front of both Kansas City (7-3) and Denver (7-3) in the AFC West.