Carr, Raiders Hoping to Bounce Back vs. Ravens

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Oakland Raiders’ second-year quarterback Derek Carr proclaimed himself ready to play against the visiting Baltimore Ravens on Sunday after a solid practice Wednesday.


The game didn’t go great for Carr before the injury. It’s a chess match.

Getting Carr back for the September 20 game against the Ravens is one less injury concern for the 0-1 Raiders. The Ravens were an interception away from beating the Broncos in Denver while the Raiders were demolished by the Bengals at home last week.

The Ravens are 7-1 all-time against the Raiders, including playoffs.They’ve won the past four meetings with Flacco starting the last three.

“Guys can play with shoulders depending on the severity of it”, Del Rio said.

The 30-year-old hard-hitting defender believes he put forth a strong workout and hinted at a possible timeline for a deal, if ever, by hash-tagging “Week3?”

“You can’t let one game define us”, Latavius Murray said. “But a good thing is, those guys have a lot of talent”. He spent last season with the Jets and was among the team’s final cuts prior to this season. I don’t want to fumble it and give them the ball here. “I’d like to see it go up”.

When Flacco gets pass-happy, he can win games and he can also lose them because of his inconsistency.

Flacco can’t carry a team like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

The Raiders officially announced their trade of wide receiver Brice Butler to the Dallas Cowboys. McGloin finished the game with 142 yards passing and 2 touchdowns that came late in the game.

The Raiders ended up losing 33-13. Woodson is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report and coach Jack Del Rio said it could be a game time decision whether Woodson plays.

Defensive tackle Justin Ellis, who left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury, was not at practice. As for Khalil Mack, he rated in the top five of linebackers for week 1, which has become to no surprise lately. While some think the rookie wideout asked for some retaliation because of a downfield punch/straight-arm to Jones’ throat, it was the Bengals’ corner who looked like the young hot-head and not the savvy veteran. That means an attempt at offensive balance if the score is in line, with much of the running and passing out of the shotgun. The Ravens did not receive as good of news as defensive player Terrell Suggs is out for the season.

Joe Flacco was intercepted twice and went 18 of 32 for 117 yards, posting one of his lowest passer ratings at 38.2. “It’s about exploiting weaknesses in defenses and just a combination of things and hitting them at the right time”. Allen will be replaced by either Taylor Mays or Larry Asante.


Every play matters in the National Football League and each play can alter the outcome of the game regardless of the immediate impact of the play.The Raiders offense needs to win on early downs this Sunday and stay on schedule to avoid 3rd and long situations.

Derek Carr