Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders: 3 key matchups

Oct 09, 2017, 00:34
Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders: 3 key matchups

In Carr's place, fifth-year signal-caller EJ Manuel will start under center. Baltimore struggled to set the edge all afternoon, allowing Bell to consistently get to the outside en route to a 144-yard, two-touchdown performance.

To extend even further, only 15 teams that have fallen three games under.500 in Week 5 or later made the postseason.

The Ravens have their own issues at quarterback, although it's not about health. I expect at least a sack, likely more from Mack during this game. Baltimore has lost two straight as well falling to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers giving up a combined 70 points. That 4-week stretch would leave just 1 more game before Oakland's Week 10 bye.

In beating Baltimore each of the past two seasons, Carr has completed almost 68 percent of his throws for 550 yards. "I'm not necessarily looking for a second chance".

Carr being held out from this game shouldn't come as a surprise.

The Oakland Raiders have lost two straight games.

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

After quarterback Joe Flacco found Mike Wallace for a 52-yard strike on the first play of the game, West received back-to-back hand-offs. He has already had two in the early part of the year. Surely their colons enter this game completely clear.

Things were close, however, and the Buccaneers were pushing in the fourth, but ultimately came up short to ensure the Patriots would claim a confidence boosting road win and move to 3-2.

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Raiders won previous two meetings with late TD passes from Derek Carr. "They are not going to change the offense, there is no question about that". Cooper is struggling and the Ravens will look to keep it that way, regardless of which side he lines up on. Staley has written for Bleacher Report, the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post and is a reporter for Pro Player Insiders.