Derek Carr's role Sunday still uncertain for Raiders

Posted October 09, 2017

"They're in the same position we're in", Raiders safety Karl Joseph said.

The Colts are at the foot of the AFC South division, however, if they can win here today they would move to 2-3, and with no other team in the division recording a winning record through the opening four games, they would still be in with a chance with more than three months remaining. "We have to be ready".

Baltimore has lost to the Raiders in each of the past two seasons and Carr has been a major reason why.

As the week goes on, continue to check the current line, and spread at Sportsbook Review. "You can't wait till Week 14, Week 15 or Week 16". Hopefully, for his sake, it happens soon.

Sunday's game will mark the third consecutive season in which the two non-divisional foes have played. Now he gets the nod for Del Rio's team against that ball-hawking Baltimore defense. But they face a Raiders team that has also dropped two straight and will be missing starting quarterback Derek Carr, who's out with a back injury. Baltimore leads National Football League with nine INTs; Oakland one of four teams with none.

Marshawn Lynch and Co. have been muted in recent weeks.

"We've got "Beast Mode" this week". The game tips off at 4:05 PM EST in O.co Coliseum, Oakland. Carr will miss up to the next six weeks with a back injury. He has struggled in that role, throwing one touchdown pass and four interceptions. "He is definitely going to run the same offense", Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said. Howard, released by the Raiders during the offseason, has stepped in as the starter on the right side and has plenty of practice and training camp experience working against Mack. "That's not something that you can just ignore".

Amerson is sadly dealing with another concussion this season. Opponents have done a good job shutting down Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in recent weeks, so Roberts could very well be the X factor in the passing game. Incredibly, Carr is not listed as out for the Week 5 matchup with the Ravens and is instead listed as questionable. Ravens QB Joe Flacco is 3-2 against Raiders with seven TD passes and two INTs. Baltimore's QBs have been sacked just nine times this season. Expect Lynch to get 20 carries this time, with the Raiders looking to sustain drives and increase their offensive snaps.