Derek Carr's role Sunday still uncertain for Raiders

  • Derek Carr's role Sunday still uncertain for Raiders

Derek Carr's role Sunday still uncertain for Raiders

Each team needs to stop a skid, while trying to extend the other's.

The Oakland Raiders have not officially named a starting quarterback for Sunday afternoon's game against the Baltimore Ravens, but according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the team is preparing to start E.J.

The plan is for Carr to test the injury pregame Sunday before the Raiders face the Baltimore Ravens, a source told Schefter.

The Ravens have their own issues at quarterback, although it's not about health. They've been outscored 70-16 in those two losses.

In our teams last two road games the so called high powered Raider offense has managed to score totals of 10 points. Oakland will be without starting quarterback Derek Carr in this one, so moving the ball may come a bit harder without him under center.

After a forgetful stint with the Bills, Manuel will get another shot to prove he can play in the NFL.

Manuel hasn't started a game in the National Football League since last season as a member of the Buffalo Bills.

Manuel entered this season with a career completion rate of 58.3 percent with almost as many interceptions (16) as touchdown passes (19). During last week's game, Manuel had a problem with staring down his receivers when he came in for Carr, which is where the shutdown Baltimore secondary comes in.

"I think every home game is a big home game", Raiders cornerback TJ Carrie said. Ravens lead series, 6-3.

The two teams have met in each of the last two seasons with the Raiders winning both games. The two-time Pro Bowl quarterback has seven touchdowns and one interception for a 110.6 passer rating. "That's what it's all about".

Joe Flacco is coming off perhaps the worst two-game stretch of his career.

Last week against Denver, Oakland gave up 143 rushing yards.

One positive has been All-Pro Khalil Mack. That 4-week stretch would leave just 1 more game before Oakland's Week 10 bye. As we can see, Carr is healing at warp speed from a transverse process fracture he suffered last game against the Denver Broncos. "They are not going to change the offense, there is no question about that". It is very important for us, especially after these last two weeks, back being at home in front of your home crowd, being in the stadium and facility and not having to travel. Staley has written for Bleacher Report, the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post and is a reporter for Pro Player Insiders.