Antonio Brown’s ‘clownish’ behavior rallied the Raiders vs. the Broncos - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published: 10 September 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith argues that Antonio Brown's departure from the Raiders fueled Oakland's 24-16 win vs. the Broncos on Monday Night Football and Max Kellerman says QB Derek Carr picked apart Denver's defense.
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Comments • 396

  • Jerrold Lewis
    Jerrold Lewis  1 months back

    Darek Carr was phenomenal!....but don’t forget about that offensive line, Derek Car wasn’t even touched by the defense!🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • Marquies Johnson
      Marquies Johnson  1 months back

      Everybody needs to calm down it's Week 1

      • andre johnson
        andre johnson  1 months back

        It’s 1 game raiders will end with a losing record

        • Santino Tupou
          Santino Tupou  1 months back

          Derek carr going light those numbers up this sesaon RN4L

          • Artorius Cinggis Qahan
            Artorius Cinggis Qahan  1 months back

            Bad charma right!? AB😂 🤪 😄

            • Daniel Acevedo
              Daniel Acevedo  1 months back

              Max with the rare W

              • Theodore Carr
                Theodore Carr  1 months back

                The only thing that matters is RAIDERS came away with a W in our division...RN4L

                • Mr Lucious
                  Mr Lucious  1 months back

                  As a Chargers fan....I was fully on board with Oakland for this game. The way AB hoed them out....I'm hoping the raiders ball out all season until they play us twice this season 😂😂. They looked much different than last yr, Raiders are making a come back

                  • Raiders BlackHole
                    Raiders BlackHole  1 months back

                    Give our o line credit, they played outstanding

                    • TheApp Master
                      TheApp Master  1 months back

                      Good Raiders. Carr was on the up until the injury. SAS, maybe he finally feels good from the injury.

                      • Hold This L
                        Hold This L  1 months back

                        well AB is about to win a superbowl, so he could care less

                        • _ Gabriel_
                          _ Gabriel_  1 months back

                          Even more surprising it was Home Opener. Raiders dont have much history winning home openers.

                          • Jon F.
                            Jon F.  1 months back

                            Let's drop the AB drama, and focus on the AFC championship game OAK VS NE 😂 let's body AB!!! Raiiiiiderssss

                            • Erik C
                              Erik C  1 months back

                              Why is Dan Orlovsky here again? Real riveting commentary🙄

                              • Moy La Venom
                                Moy La Venom  1 months back

                                Finally max says something good

                                • Abraham Pablo
                                  Abraham Pablo  1 months back

                                  These guys are bi polar.

                                  • AzureJake
                                    AzureJake  1 months back

                                    It was definitely good Raiders
                                    I think Carr has the making of a elite QB if he's given time to throw, if he had AB I think Raiders offense could've been top 5.

                                    • Thewidestmule
                                      Thewidestmule  1 months back

                                      Bad Broncos because they have been bad for seasons

                                      • Samuel brumfield
                                        Samuel brumfield  1 months back

                                        I hope the rest of the teams think like Steven A Smith. They will quickly find out how big and bad the raiders are. Don't act like you didn't see it Monday night! Raiders are Serving notice.

                                        • Jimmie Rustler
                                          Jimmie Rustler  1 months back

                                          Who's here after Antonio Brown raped his assistant

                                          • SiXXXSage
                                            SiXXXSage  1 months back

                                            And we still have 2 1st round picks next year. Dominate this year, establish the decade-long reign next year.

                                            • curtflirt2
                                              curtflirt2  1 months back


                                              • Adalberto Montoya
                                                Adalberto Montoya  1 months back

                                                Stephen A Smith straight hating

                                                • Adalberto Montoya
                                                  Adalberto Montoya  1 months back

                                                  Stephen A Smith straight hating

                                                  • No Name
                                                    No Name  1 months back

                                                    Stephen never gives the Raiders credit. It’s always the other team...

                                                    • Matthew Davis
                                                      Matthew Davis  1 months back

                                                      Not so much AB as 6'9" offensive tackles.

                                                      • GRIZZLY G
                                                        GRIZZLY G  1 months back

                                                        It must have been painful for these dudes to praise the Raiders.

                                                        • Daniel Cho
                                                          Daniel Cho  1 months back

                                                          AB is not going to last the season. His head is going to explode as Belichick is ripping him in front of everybody

                                                          • José Luis Almada
                                                            José Luis Almada  1 months back

                                                            Imagine being Carr and having to be criticised on national TV by a basketball analyst who barely knows the names of 5 other Raider players. I would want to get in the octagon with him too.

                                                            • Telvin Kipapa
                                                              Telvin Kipapa  1 months back

                                                              Carr quit? He didn't quit! His team just sucked. Carr was the man, Raiders Defense is solid, & Josh Jacobs will be a beast

                                                              • RaidersACDC 489
                                                                RaidersACDC 489  1 months back

                                                                Carr completed 69% of his passes & threw for 4000 yds last season. He's thrown for 19,000 yds & 123 TD's has career QB rating of 89.2 & has a 63% career completion rate. I might be a homer here but he is definitely in the top half of starting QB's in this league

                                                                • Trevor Phillips
                                                                  Trevor Phillips  1 months back

                                                                  Raiders won because they were flat out pissed off, and looked like they were taking it out on Denver.

                                                                  • PSNBoss224
                                                                    PSNBoss224  1 months back

                                                                    Stephen A always gonna hate the Raiders

                                                                    • Big Bird
                                                                      Big Bird  1 months back

                                                                      All, of the problem players are finally out of this teams locker room Go RAIDERS!

                                                                      • J V
                                                                        J V  1 months back

                                                                        When Carr has an O-line, he's dangerous.

                                                                        • aceldamas665
                                                                          aceldamas665  1 months back

                                                                          Carr is confident again because he has a guy he knows will catch the ball. Amari would've dropped most of those passes that Williams caught.

                                                                          • Sweet Girl: I LOVE AFFECTION-TAP ON MY PHOTO

                                                                            i'm bored, guy :)

                                                                            • Nate Green
                                                                              Nate Green  1 months back

                                                                              I'm not a fan of Hard Knocks with my team get off air please just win babe

                                                                              • Dead Pool
                                                                                Dead Pool  1 months back

                                                                                Stephen A should know about being a clown

                                                                                • Horror fan 4 Life
                                                                                  Horror fan 4 Life  1 months back

                                                                                  Obviously this is good raiders. The broncos have a great defense and Derrick card shredded it. Come on Stephen a give credit where it's do.

                                                                                  • Junior Hernandez
                                                                                    Junior Hernandez  1 months back

                                                                                    Molly with her Raider Nation fit on ;)

                                                                                    • LD Forest
                                                                                      LD Forest  1 months back

                                                                                      Anyone else notice they have the wrong graphic behind flacco?

                                                                                      • BIG BANG
                                                                                        BIG BANG  1 months back

                                                                                        When Carr is protected he plays great. Past two years the Raiders offensive line has been horrible.

                                                                                        • Rami K.
                                                                                          Rami K.  1 months back

                                                                                          The raiders/carr played a near perfect game against a sluggish broncos team (new coach/QB) and only won by 8 and needed a big 3rd down conversion to close it out. the raiders are a 5 win team maximum. I expect the broncos to get better as the season progresses tho. Chiefs fan here.

                                                                                          • Rami K.
                                                                                            Rami K.  1 months back

                                                                                            @Cap NCook505Did i say you werent showing progress? I said you played a near perfect game.. But i saw the entire game, and to be frank. miller and chubb couldnt do anything because carr was constantly able to throw those short 4 to 5 yard completions and the broncos couldnt get off the field. That was on denvers secondary (specifically #26). Great scheme tho. All im saying is the way you guys played this game should have been over much earlier than the 2 minute warning but you guys didnt do anything in the 3rd quarter to capitalize on holding denver to just fg's. and i didnt even bring up next week lol but you probably know its UNLIKELY you will win bro. keeping it as real as possible. but atleast you got the W.

                                                                                          • Cap NCook505
                                                                                            Cap NCook505  1 months back

                                                                                            We were up 2 scores most of the game. They got completely obliterated on the D line. Is Bradley Chubb and Von Miller not great players? We made them a non factor. Don't act like the cheifs are just going to blow us out. Last year in Oakland it was 33-40 with fucking old man Jordy Nelson. We also got %20 of our sacks from last year in a game. I know that record isn't hard to beat but we are showing progress. You don't know what you are talking about

                                                                                        • deluxeh0
                                                                                          deluxeh0  1 months back

                                                                                          Don’t forget how many dropped passes cooper had with Carr.

                                                                                          • ricky worthington
                                                                                            ricky worthington  1 months back

                                                                                            No sacks allowed against Miller, Chubb and Fangio, WITHOUT their 2 starting guards. Give credit where credit is due. Come on Stephan're acting as if you chose the Raiders to win, I bet that's far from the truth.

                                                                                            • aldoscamaro90
                                                                                              aldoscamaro90  1 months back

                                                                                              This dude with a 5 head not a forehead needs to fix that line up b4 talking about my raiders

                                                                                              • Derrik Wagner
                                                                                                Derrik Wagner  1 months back

                                                                                                As much a bronco fan ,
                                                                                                They were sunk before this game even started 😳
                                                                                                Thanks Belachick
                                                                                                For enabling one of the worst , if not the worst behaviorals in all of sport 🙏
                                                                                                Thus enraging , galvanizing and uniting the already cuckoo and crazy raider nation...Broncos were sunk before it kicked off ! This game was a penalty filled who is that and where is he from ? snoozatron...ZzzzZzzz
                                                                                                1st game NO/ 🙏