Derek Carr, Gareon Conley among inactives vs. Baltimore Ravens


The Raiders look for opportunities where opposing teams sleep on Cooper because of his poor numbers, isolate him one-on-one and break a big play or two to restore his confidence. Now the team has lost two in a row and possibly their quarterback for an extended period of time.

Last Sunday, Carr suffered a transverse process fracture in his back. EJ Manuel is expected to start against the Ravens.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is helped off the field after being injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Denver.

Fortunately for Oakland, its opponent on Sunday comes to the West Coast dealing with plenty of issues of their own.

FAST FACTS: Baltimore has allowed 70 points over its last two games, its most over a two-game span since giving up 70 points in two losses in Weeks 8 and 9 of 2014.

The Raiders won't put too much on Manuel, who will be asked to manage and lead the offense without carrying it. The first was an global bowel movement in front of fans at Wembley Stadium in London in a 44-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Baltimore has won seven of its 10 total matchups (including playoffs) against Oakland, although the Raiders won last season 28-27.

This is an upgrade from a previous report that suggested Carr would be out in Week 5 but might be able to suit up in Week 6. Manuel needs the players around him to step up their game. Oakland has converted 2 of 23 third-down tries on offense the past two games as the running game hasn't stagnated, leading to too many long-yardage situations. Over his career, he has 19 touchdowns and 16 interceptions but has not been a regular starter since his rookie season in 2013.

Teams that start 3-3 make it 38 percent of the time. The Ravens know he's better than that.

Despite having receivers like Wallace and Jeremy Maclin, Flacco is averaging 150 yards passing per game, has a QB rating of 65 and has thrown two interceptions in each of his past two games.

Quarterback Joe Flacco is going to show up. As bad as that was, it was still an improvement from the 12 he posted against the Jaguars in London in Week 3.