Vegas Nation - Raiders Football

Vegas Nation - Raiders Football
Vegas Nation host Heidi Fang and Las Vegas Review-Journal reporting staff discuss the top storylines around the Oakland (soon-to-be Las Vegas) Raiders. They are often joined by guests to tackle everything you need to know about the Raiders.

Raiders’ losing skid continues, team falls 42-21 to the Titans
Dec 9 • 21 min
The Raiders lost their third straight game 42-21 to the Titans. As injuries continue to mount for the team, this loss puts a damper on the Raiders’ chances at capturing a wild card spot in the playoffs.
Raiders vs Titans Preview Week 14
Dec 6 • 38 min
Coming off of two losses on the road, the Raiders will look to keep their playoff hopes alive when they face the Titans at home in Oakland.
Raiders lose second straight game 40-9 to the Chiefs
Dec 2 • 28 min
After the Raiders 40-9 loss to the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, the team has put themselves in a must-win situation in their upcoming game against the Titans if they want to keep themselves in the hunt for a playoff spot.
NFL Week 13 Betting Update with Todd Dewey
Nov 29 • 17 min
Dewey and host Heidi Fang look at some of the top bets to make in the betting edition of the Vegas Nation podcast.
Raiders vs Chiefs Preview Week 13
Nov 29 • 24 min
The Vegas Nation crew will examine what the Silver & Black need to do to rebound from their loss to the Jets as they prepare to face a division rival in the Kansas City Chiefs, who remain on top of the AFC West at 7-4.
Raiders lose 34-3 to the Jets
Nov 24 • 16 min
The Raiders saw their 3-game winning streak snapped when they fell to the New York Jets, 34-3, on the road.
NFL Week 12 Betting Update with Todd Dewey
Nov 22 • 7 min
Sports betting columnist Todd Dewey, along with host Heidi Fang, breaks down the betting action for Week 12 of
Raiders vs. Jets Preview
Nov 22 • 25 min
The Raiders will look to improve upon their 3-game winning streak as they head into New York to face the Jets.
Raiders tie Chiefs for AFC West lead, defeat Bengals
Nov 18 • 20 min
The Raiders’ kept the Bengals winless when they defeated the team 17-10 in Oakland.
Raiders vs. Bengals preview, guest former Raider Marcel Reece
Nov 15 • 34 min
The Raiders remain in Oakland for their third straight home game and will look to improve to 6-4 against the winless Bengals.
Raiders defense comes up big in 26-24 win over the Chargers
Nov 8 • 31 min
Raiders Edge Out Lions, Prepare for Quick Turnaround vs. Chargers
Nov 4 • 24 min
Raiders Re-Sign Brandon Marshall, Ready to Return to the Oakland Coliseum
Nov 1 • 25 min
The Raiders return home after a grueling stretch on the road to face the Detroit Lions. Myles Simmons, Adam Hill and Heidi Fang analyze the matchup and discussion additions to the roster. Sports Betting Columnist Todd Dewey shares the best plays to make…
Raiders lose 27-24 to the Texans
Oct 28 • 23 min
After the Raiders 27-24 loss to the Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston, Heidi Fang, Myles Simmons, and Ed Graney break down where the Raiders fell short, what they do to improve and what it means to their standing in the AFC West and their 3 upcoming home…
Raiders head to Houston, HOF’er Willie Brown remembered
Oct 25 • 37 min
After a loss in Green Bay, the Raiders will face the Houston Texans to finish up their road trip. In addition to previewing the upcoming game, the Vegas Nation team assesses the Gareon Conley trade, welcomes NFL writer Greg Bedard to the show and…
Raiders fall to the Packers, 42-24
Oct 20 • 19 min
The Raiders fell to the Packers, 42-24, in Green Bay at Lambeau Field. The Vegas Nation crew discusses the loss, a key Derek Carr fumble and more.
Raiders head to Lambeau to face the Packers
Oct 18 • 27 min
Ahead of the Raiders facing the Packers in Green Bay at Lambeau Field, the Review-Journal’s Myles Simmons, Adam Hill, and Heidi Fang preview the upcoming game, address the domestic violence civil suit that was brought against starting right tackle Trent…
Raiders at 2nd in AFC West at 3-2, Vontaze Burfict suspended
Oct 11 • 26 min
The Raiders are on a bye after taking a win over the Bears in London. Myles Simmons, Adam Hill and Heidi Fang discuss injuries and roster changes, as well as the loss of Vontaze Burfict. Todd Dewey breaks down some of the best betting action for Week 6 of…
Game Recap: Raiders defeat the Bears in London, 24-21
Oct 6 • 16 min
The Raiders defeated the Bears in London, 24-21, with a solid effort by running back Josh Jacobs who scored twice, including the game-winning touchdown. Heidi Fang and Ed Graney break down the win and what it means for the team as they head into their bye…
Vegas Nation takes London
Oct 4 • 12 min
Heidi is joined by Review-Journal columnist Ed Graney in London, where the Raiders are preparing to take on the Bears this weekend.
Raiders prep for the Bears in London
Oct 4 • 36 min
Heidi, Adam and Myles preview the Raiders’ game against the Bears at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this Sunday.
Game Recap: Raiders 31-24 win over the Colts
Sep 30 • 22 min
The Raiders snapped their losing streak, beating the Colts on Sunday in Indianapolis. The Vegas Nation crew recaps the game and gives their thoughts on the action.
Vegas Nation Week 4 Preview
Sep 27 • 32 min
The Raiders are 1-2 on the season as the team heads to Indianapolis to face the Colts in Week 4. The Vegas Nation crew takes a look at injuries, the keys to the game and Review-Journal Sports Betting Columnist Todd Dewey joins the show to talk about…
Game Recap: Raiders 14 - 34 loss to the Vikings
Sep 22 • 22 min
The Raiders are 1-2 on the season after falling short against the Vikings on the road, 34-14. The Vegas Nation crew recaps the game and gives their thoughts on what needs to improve as they head to Indianapolis to face the Colts.
Raiders Week 3 Preview
Sep 20 • 26 min
The Raiders begin a 5-game road trip when they face the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis on Sep. 22. The Vegas Nation crew talks about Richie Incognito’s return to the team after his 2-game suspension, injuries that could have an impact and predictions…
Game Recap: Raiders 28-10 loss to the Chiefs
Sep 16 • 21 min
After the Raiders 28-10 loss to the Chiefs, the Vegas Nation crew analyzes what went wrong, injuries to offensive tackle Trent Brown and Dwayne Harris and the road ahead for the team, which plays away from home for the next 5 games.
Raiders Week 2 Preview
Sep 13 • 23 min
Coming off of a 26-14 win over the Broncos, the Raiders will face another AFC West opponent in the Chiefs at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland on Sunday. The Vegas Nation crew talks about the matchup, how the defense will look without rookie safety…
Johnathan Abram Interview
Sep 11 • 11 min
Raiders safety Johnathan Abram joins the Vegas Nation podcast to talk about his injury, playing through it on “Monday Night Football” and realizing its severity. Abram also discusses how he’ll spend his time away from football.
Game Recap: Raiders win 24-16 over the Broncos
Sep 10 • 23 min
Jon Gruden took home his 100th win as a head coach in the NFL when the Raiders beat the Broncos 24-16 on Monday. The Vegas Nation crew broke down the win, discussed how the team performed without Antonio Brown, answered fan questions and gave details on…
Raiders release Antonio Brown who signs with Patriots
Sep 7 • 32 min
The Vegas Nation crew discuss 72 hours of mayhem, talk about where the dust will settle and answer fan questions.
Antonio Brown is back with the Raiders after apologizing
Sep 6 • 19 min
Antonio Brown reunited with his teammates on Friday after issuing an apology to them that morning at a meeting in Alameda. The star wide receiver is expected to play Monday Night Football against the visiting Denver Broncos at the RingCentral Coliseum in…
Does Antonio Brown have a future with the Raiders?
Sep 5 • 26 min
What could Antonio Brown’s future be with the Raiders following his altercation with the team’s general manager, Mike Mayock? The Vegas Nation crew break down what could happen, with a statement from the team potentially being released prior to the…
Hard Knocks Raiders: Ep. 5 Recap
Sep 4 • 19 min
The Raiders cut their roster down to the 53-man limit, and several players who were featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks did not make the cut. Heidi Fang, Myles Simmons and former Raiders CB Stan Routt discuss the moves, talk about who could return to the team…
Raiders end preseason 3-1 / Alex Marvez stops by
Aug 30 • 28 min
Sirius XM NFL Radio host Alex Marvez joins the Vegas Nation crew to give a season preview for the team. The Raiders ended the preseason with a record of 3-1 after suffering a loss to the Seahawks in Seattle.
Hard Knocks Raiders: Ep. 4 Recap
Aug 28 • 21 min
The date for final roster cuts is nearing and in this episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks with the Raiders, we get a look at several players who are on the bubble when it comes to making the 53-man roster. Heidi Fang, Myles Simmons, and former Raiders CB Stan…
Raiders move to 3-0 in the preseason
Aug 23 • 16 min
The Raiders moved to 3-0 in the preseason with a come-from-behind win over the Green Bay Packers in Winnipeg, Canada. The Vegas Nation crew talks about the conditions of the turf at IG Field that led to the game being played on an 80-yard field, who stood…
Hard Knocks Raiders: Ep. 3 Recap
Aug 21 • 28 min
The Antonio Brown saga continued in the third episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks. The Review-Journal’s Heidi Fang and former Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt talk about the ultimatum general manager Mike Mayock issued to his star wide receiver, which bubble…
Raiders win again / Antonio Brown rumors
Aug 16 • 18 min
The Raiders are now 2-0 in the preseason after a 33-26 road win over the Arizona Cardinals. Heidi Fang, Adam Hill and Myles Simmons break down the team’s performance, which players on the bubble could make the 53-man roster and what the starters looked…
Hard Knocks Raiders: Ep. 2 Recap
Aug 14 • 24 min
HBO Hard Knocks episode 2 is in the books. Heidi Fang, Adam Hill and former Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt discuss the intimate look fans got at the team, all the Antonio Brown drama, Hunter Renfrow’s singing voice and more.
Gabe Jackson injured at Raiders camp
Aug 9 • 19 min
The Raiders are getting thinner at the offensive guard position after Gabe Jackson suffered an injury at training camp. Michael Gehlken, Heidi Fang and Adam Hill discuss the offensive line depth, when Antonio Brown could be back and more.
Hard Knocks Raiders: Ep. 1 Recap
Aug 7 • 23 min
The first episode of the Raiders on HBO Hard Knocks is in the books. Michael Gehlken, Heidi Fang and former Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt discuss the intimate look fans got at quarterback Derek Carr, how problematic wide receiver Antonio Brown’s foot…
Raider’s first day of padded practice 2019
Jul 30 • 18 min
During the Raiders training camp in Napa, the pads came on on Monday and that means, tensions rise. The Vegas Nation crew of Heidi Fang, Michael Gehlken and Ed Graney discuss who got aggressive, what Vontaze Burfict had to say about rookie Jonathan…
Raiders start training camp 2019
Jul 29 • 27 min
Raiders receiver Antonio Brown was seen at the team’s training camp on Sunday after being removed from the non-football injury list, meaning his undisclosed injury isn’t going to hinder him for too long. The Review-Journal’s Heidi Fang, Ed Graney, and…
Raiders to look out for at training camp
Jul 12 • 26 min
Raiders offensive guard Richie Incognito will be suspended for the first two games of the NFL season, which will make for an interesting training camp battle at that position. Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken and Heidi Fang discuss his suspension, what…
Raiders to be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks
Jun 14 • 22 min
With the Raiders being selected to appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks, Michael Gehlken and Heidi Fang talk about the big storylines the documentary may follow during training camp, what position battles will be the most crucial to watch as players vie to make…
Maurice Hurst / Raiders stadium to host 2020 Las Vegas Bowl
Jun 5 • 26 min
The Raiders Las Vegas Stadium will be home to the Las Vegas Bowl in 2020 and may even see an MLS team play on its field someday in the near future. The Review-Journal’s Heidi Fang, Michael Gehlken and Adam Hill talk about the newly announced events slated…
Greg Olson / Raiders sign Richie Incognito
May 28 • 25 min
On Tuesday morning, the Raiders signed offensive guard Richie Incognito to a one-year contract and media members got a first look at wide receiver Antonio Brown at the second OTA session that was open to media in Alameda, Calif. Heidi Fang, Michael…
Doug Martin / Raiders report for OTAs
May 21 • 20 min
Competition exists at almost every spot on the Oakland Raiders roster as Organized Team Activities (OTAs) get underway in Alameda, Calif., at team headquarters. The Review-Journal’s Michael Gehlken and Heidi Fang breakdown the positional battles, discuss…
JT the Brick / Hard Knocks & off-season training
May 14 • 35 min
HBO hasn’t chosen which NFL team will be on Hard Knocks in 2019, but the Raiders are a candidate. The Review-Journal’s Michael Gehlken and Heidi Fang are joined by special guest J.T. The Brick. They discuss the possibility of the team being featured on…
Raiders draft analysis / Will Marshawn Lynch return?
May 3 • 28 min
With the 2019 NFL Draft complete, the Review-Journal’s Heidi Fang and Michael Gehlken analyze the Raiders complete draft and take a look at what some of the new players bring to the table and discuss the injury that ended running back Isaiah Crowell’s…
Raiders 2019 Draft Picks
Apr 26 • 16 min
The Oakland Raiders first-round picks are in the books after the first day of the 2019 NFL Draft concluded. The Review-Journal’s Heidi Fang and Michael Gehlken analyze the team’s selections of defensive end Clelin Ferrell, running back Josh Jacobs and…
Draft predictions
Apr 19 • 26 min
With the NFL Draft starting on April 25, Michael Gehlken and Heidi Fang discuss the Raiders’ positional needs, explain what it means that the team’s scouts were sent home and give their predictions on who the team could take with the no. 4 pick in the…
What needs will the Raiders address in the NFL Draft?
Apr 8 • 22 min
The Oakland Raiders still have several needs that need to be addressed, despite making several big moves in free agency. Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken and Heidi Fang discuss the team’s latest additions in free agency and what the Silver and Black…
Pat Kirwan / Raiders’ signings and first-round picks discussion
Mar 22 • 30 min
The Raiders continue to make moves to add to the team’s depth. Their signings of Antonio Brown, Trent Brown and Vontaze Burfict are a few marquee names that have helped to bolster the roster. Heidi Fang and Michael Gehlken provide insight to some of the…
Who will the Raiders target in free agency?
Mar 9 • 24 min
Vegas Nation Podcast: NFL free agency officially begins on Mar. 13, with the legal tampering period beginning on Mar. 11. Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken and Heidi Fang analyze who the team may target in free agency, discuss the Raiders level of…
Raiders could play in Oakland in 2019
Feb 23 • 20 min
A lease agreement for the Oakland Raiders to play their 2019 season back at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum could be in place as soon as next week. Vegas Nation’s Heidi Fang and Michael Gehlken break down the details and process it’ll take to make…
Super Bowl Edition
Feb 2 • 23 min
Descrip: During Super Bowl 53 media week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke about the Raiders possibly not playing in Oakland next year and NFLPA leader DeMaurice Smith spoke about the possible lockout in 2021 with the current collective bargaining…
Latest construction update on the Las Vegas Stadium
Jan 17 • 25 min
With over a year until the Raiders move into their new Las Vegas stadium, Review-Journal reporters Heidi Fang and Rick Velotta discuss the latest progress on the stadium project.
New GM Mike Mayock leading the charge
Jan 9 • 23 min
With the Oakland Raiders 2018 season over, the team will begin their preparation for the 2019 NFL Draft with newly signed general manager Mike Mayock leading the charge. The Review-Journal’s Michael Gehlken and Heidi Fang recap the team’s season, discuss…
Raiders final game in Oakland?
Jan 9 • 32 min
After the Raiders emotional win in Oakland over the Denver Broncos, they move to close out their season playing spoiler to the Kansas City Chiefs and their hopes of clinching to AFC West and the no. 1 seed in the playoffs. Michael Gehlken and Heidi Fang…
Raiders last game in the Oakland Alameda Coliseum?
Jan 9 • 33 min
On Christmas Eve the Raiders will play the Denver Broncos in what could be their last game played at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken and host Heidi Fang discuss where the team could land in 2019, preview the…
NFL Draft coming to Vegas
Dec 12, 2018 • 25 min
Heidi Fang and Michael Gehlken discuss the Raiders win over the Steelers, the city of Oakland’s lawsuit against the Raiders and NFL, and the 2020 NFL Draft being awarded to Las Vegas.
Close but no cigar
Dec 6, 2018 • 36 min
The Oakland Raiders fell just short to the playoff bound Kansas City Chiefs to fall to 2-10. Jared Cook and Derek Carr refuse to give up on the season. Host Heidi Fang and Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken discuss how close the Raiders came and their…
Patrick Mahomes does it all
Nov 30, 2018 • 30 min
The Oakland Raiders face the Kansas City Cheifs for the first of two games in a four week span. They have a tough task containing the young sensation Patrick Mahomes who Gruden calls “a young Favre”. Heidi Fang and Michael Gehlken discuss whats happening…
Can the Raiders win two in a row?
Nov 22, 2018 • 40 min
The Oakland Raiders are coming off there second win of the season. Derek Carr says he doesn’t want the number one pick and he wants people to be mad at him for that because he is not giving up on this season. Host Heidi Fang is joined in studio by Gilbert…
Nov 16, 2018 • 43 min
The Oakland Raiders are 1-8 and California is on fire. Michael Gehlken joins Heidi Fang and Gilbert Manzano from Oakland to talk about what the Raiders will do next.
Raiders prep for Chargers
Nov 8, 2018 • 37 min
Vegas Nation podcast host Heidi Fang, Raider beat writer Michael Gehlken and sports writer Gilbert Manzano go over the Raiders preparing for the Chargers and potential 2019 draft picks.
Raiders fall to 49ers
Nov 5, 2018 • 36 min
Raiders fall to 1-7 on the season after they lose to San Francisco 49ers, 34-3 on Thursday night football. Las Vegas Review-Journal Studio host Heidi Fang breaks down the Battle of the Bay debacle with Review-Journal beat writer Michael Gehlken. Where do…
Vegas Nation Mailbag: Week 9
Oct 31, 2018 • 20 min
Elaine Wilson and Gilbert Manzano read viewer mail, discuss the Raiders week 8 loss to Colts, and preview the week 9 matchup against the 49ers on Thursday.
Raiders trade Amari Cooper
Oct 26, 2018 • 44 min
Heidi Fang, Gilbert Manzano and Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken go over the recent Amari Cooper trade and the teams chances at beating the Colts.
Vegas Nation Mailbag: Bye Week
Oct 24, 2018 • 22 min
Review-Journal reporters Gilbert Manzano and Elaine Emerson answer questions from Raiders fans following a wild bye week. They discuss the aftermath from the Amari Cooper trade with the Dallas Cowboys. They also look ahead to the 2019 NFL draft, where the…
Raiders take bye-week after loss in London
Oct 18, 2018 • 45 min
Vegas Nation podcast host Heidi Fang, co-host Gilbert Manzano and betting analyst Nick Kostos talk about the Raiders performance after their loss in London.
Across the pond
Oct 11, 2018 • 39 min
The NFL is in London, England and the 1-4 Oakland Raiders take on the 2-3 Seattle Seahawks at Wembley Stadium this Sunday. Gilbert Manzano is in the Review-Journal studio joined by host Heidi Fang and Raiders beat-writer Michael Gehlken from London to…
Raiders first season win
Oct 5, 2018 • 30 min
Las Vegas Review-Journal sports reporters Heidi Fang, Gilbert Manzano, and Michael Gehlken analyze the Raiders 45-42 overtime win over the Cleveland Browns and preview Sunday’s contest against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Derek Carr or Baker Mayfield?
Sep 27, 2018 • 39 min
Raiders beat writers Michael Gehlken and Gilbert Manzano join host Bryan Salmond in his last Vegas Nation podcast talking about how the Raiders are shaping up against the Browns before Sundays game.
Raiders prep for Dolphins
Sep 26, 2018 • 42 min
Vegas Nation host Bryan Salmond, Review-Journal sports writer Gilbert Manzano and Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken talk about the confidence of the Raiders being 0-2, Jordy Nelson on offense, and how the Raiders are going into game number three against…
Last preseason game
Sep 1, 2018 • 43 min
Bryan Salmond and Gilbert Manzano are in the Review-Journal Studio talking about the backup quarterback position, Khalil Mack, and who is going to make the roster. They are joined by guests Michael Gehlken and NFL pro bowler Dwight Freeney.
“White Tiger” and the return of Penn
Aug 16, 2018 • 35 min
Vegas Nation host Bryan Salmond, Review-Journal sports writer Gilbert Manzano and Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken talk about the “White Tiger” in the room, the return of Donald Penn, and how the Raiders look going into preseason game number 2.
Joint practices with Lions
Aug 10, 2018 • 27 min
Vegas Nation host Bryan Salmond, Review-Journal sports writer Gilbert Manzano and Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken talk about the joint practices with the Lions and what to expect in the first preseason game.
Raiders practice with pads
Aug 2, 2018 • 32 min
Vegas Nation host Bryan Salmond, Review-Journal sports writer Gilbert Manzano and Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken go over the Raiders practicing with pads on.
Raiders’ mandatory camp under Jon Gruden
Jun 27, 2018 • 31 min
Vegas Nation host Bryan Salmond, Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken and NFL writer Gilbert Manzano talk about mandatory camp with Jon Gruden and Khalil Mack’s being absent during mini camp.
NFL owners meet in Atlanta
May 24, 2018 • 19 min
Vegas Nation Host Bryan Salmond talks with Review-Journal reporters Michael Gehlken and Gilberto Manzano about the NFL owners ​meetings going on now in Atlanta.
Raiders offseason moves
Apr 6, 2018 • 9 min
Vegas Nation host Bryan Salmond and Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken discuss the Raiders’ offseason moves and what they could mean going into the NFL draft.