Derek Carr Not Officially Ruled Out For Week 5

Derek Carr Not Officially Ruled Out For Week 5”

Sunday's 27-17 result had little to do with quarterback Derek Carr being sidelined with a bad back.

Even with him, it might not be so enjoyable for the Raiders. EJ Manuel will start at QB for the Raiders in his place Sunday. The offense scored 16 points and the defense allowed 70 points in their last two games both losses. Raiders 2 for 23 on third downs past two weeks.

Oct 1, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse (73) looks at injured Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) in the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Should the Raiders find a way to limit Baltimore's ninth-ranked rushing attack and force Flacco to throw, he's likely to continue to struggle despite the absences in Oakland's secondary.

Flacco showed off his improvisational skills in the first quarter when he tripped on a drop back after a shotgun snap.

Just ask the Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders.

With Carr having suffered a transverse process fracture in his back last weekend, he'll sit this one out and eye a Week 6 return.

The Raiders offense has sputtered for two weeks and I can't believe Carr can take too much punishment, especially from rushers like Terrell Suggs. Manual to just 159 yards passing on 13 completed passes. It appears the team may get their star wideout back on the field in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

What it means: The Raiders, at 2-3, have a losing record for the first time since ending the 2015 season at 7-9. Not exactly what the Raiders were hoping for. Linebacker Patrick Onwuasor stripped Raiders tight end Jared Cook after a 3-yard catch, and Smith headed the other way.

If you think the Raiders have issues offensively, you haven't seen Joe Flacco lately.

Despite being projected to be one of the top fantasy wideouts this season, Cooper has been a major disappointment thus far. At the end of the run, he stretched out his right hand for just enough, setting up a Lynch three-yard touchdown run on the next play. "They'll remain a question mark until we make the final decision". The Raiders were hammered by the Ravens.

Flacco hit Wallace for 54 yards, setting up Tucker's 22-yard field goal with 5:18 left. He changed that on the opening drive for the Ravens when he connected on a 52-yard pass to Wallace that set up an early touchdown and established the tone for the day.

Carr being held out from this game shouldn't come as a surprise. Only team to do it three in row since merger was Philadelphia in 2005. The most effective of those rushes came as the fourth-quarter clock wound down and the Raiders' run defense couldn't step up.

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