With “AC/DC” dominating a game, the Raiders might find it harder to break up the connection between Cooper and quarterback Derek Carr. But then again, Cooper’s value on the open market won’t get higher given their schedule, which sets him up for more struggles. At the same time, Oakland’s pass defense remains in shambles despite the edge presence of Khalil Mack. Pierre-Paul playing off the All-Pro in the Raiders’ hybrid scheme would make both players more dangerous.
The city needs them, in other words. “From where they’re at, as these new leaders of our community, they have this platform, they have this way to reach out to every corner of the valley,” Anthony says. “Half of them look like they can’t party in the city yet. Now they’re going to try to unite everybody. It’s a big step for these guys. But the way they’ve presented themselves, the medium they have, I think they can handle it.”
“They were all crappy pitches, not where I wanted them,” he said. “I need to do better. I need to pick up this team. I need to carry my weight.”
“When you’re a back-end reliever,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said, “unless you’re extraordinarily dominant, you’re only talked about when you suffer, when you struggle. So for him, he can handle it mentally. He can handle it physically.”
The Browns and 49ers also lost Sunday to remain winless; the Vikings had some fun in England; Saints running back Mark Ingram and Colts receiver Kamar Aiken were disappointed in their respective performance; and Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence had an interesting way to describe the Dallas defense.
The over/under closed at 46.5 in this one, with the bad weather causing it to drop from 50 earlier in the week. If you bet the under, however, it didn’t matter what number you got.