Bill Belichick: Raiders’ Darren Waller going to be ‘big challenge’ for Patriots

Bill Belichick: Raiders’ Darren Waller going to be ‘big challenge’ for Patriots Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports Illustrated Follow on Twitter LAS VEGAS — How impressive was Darren Waller’s breakout performance in the Las Vegas Raiders’ 34-24 defeat of the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football? It even got the notoriously stingy-with-his-words Hoodie talking. A lot. Well, a lot for…

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After near injury, Raiders SS Johnathan Abram brings second-half energy vs. Saints

Early in the Raiders’ win against the Saints, Las Vegas was struggling to contain Drew Brees and the New Orleans offense. But what happened to safety Johnathan Abram early in the contest was more concerning. He appeared to be seriously injured after making a diving tackle during the Saints’ second series. Abram dove out of bounds, colliding with a cart placed near the boundary by the TV crew. He lay motionless as the telecast went to commercial. He rose to his feet, however, returning to the sideline under his own power, and with a…

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