Raiders QB Derek Carr Leaves Game with Back Injury

Posted October 02, 2017

The Raiders don't have a very good defense, ranking 26 in yards allowed, although they are better when it counts, ranking 15 in scoring.

After shutting down Dallas at home in Week 2, Denver had some trouble with Buffalo's offense on the road.

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Derek Carr looked absolutely terrible from the start, tossing two bad interceptions early. Kirk Cousins and Washington's offense lit the Oakland defense up for 27 points and 472 yards of total offense. Now the Raiders need to hope their franchise quarterback is OK, or their season could go sour quickly.

For all the hype that came with the Raiders luring Marshawn Lynch out of retirement, the production simply hasn't been there for the five-time Pro Bowler. He had six carries for 18 yards last week, struggling to find open space on the inside.

Inside linebackers Todd Davis and Brandon Marshall are playing closer to the line of scrimmage on early downs, attacking the ball instead of inching back in the read-and-react style they played under former defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

"Pass-rushers, edge players are just a fact of life in our league right now", Joseph said. "Usually when you get a running back like that, he'll just fall". We want to be able to run the football better, because it does take stress off the passing game. "This defense is playing great".

The Broncos would be looking like good, but not quite good enough team again.

The Broncos (2-1) fortunes seem to ride on the performance of quarterback Trevor Siemian.

Crabtree has 13 receptions for 170 yards and three touchdowns this season. Since the Raiders trailed the entire game against the Redskins, it's a given that they were going to end up throwing the ball more.

"Everybody's starting to get their mojo", Edwards Jr. said.

Perhaps Carr would have found some of his fourth-quarter magic if he didn't have to leave the game. "We're coming into our own".