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Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Carr not expected to play

Carr not expected to play

The good news for Oakland is that wide receiver Michael Crabtree is expected to play after sitting out the game in Denver with a bruised chest.

The Ravens hold a 6-3 lead in the overall series between the teams, but the Raiders have won the past two meetings, including a 28-27 win at M&T Bank Stadium last season. That diagnosis changed, though Carr was already practicing again Thursday.

That is because Friday brought some awesome news.

Left tackle Donald Penn's holdout hasn't appeared to impact his play personally, but the lack of continuity does seem to have affected the unit as a whole.

The Raiders will lean heavily on the run game over the next few weeks as EJ Manuel prepares to take over behind center and that may be what Marshawn Lynch needs to get rolling as he has been very quiet in his return to the NFL. It's also worth noting, however, that Tony Romo and Cam Newton each returned from transverse process fractures after just 1 missed game back in 2014.

In relief of Carr last week, he went 11-for-17 as a passer, tossing 106 yards and an interception that sealed the team's loss on the road to the Denver Broncos. Over his career, he has 19 touchdowns and 16 interceptions but has not been a regular starter since his rookie season in 2013.

The Baltimore Ravens are traveling to Oakland in Week 5 to take on the Raiders. This was exactly how it played out last week for Watson, who caught six passes for 43 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Neither was Amari Cooper (knee). Not only are they hosting their second game of the season, but they will also be playing on an all-grass field. Williams is the biggest loss. A running game that has fallen on hard times the past two weeks will look to be revived against Baltimore, with Lynch looking to break out of a two-game slump in which he has 15 carries and 30 yards.

"We're a better unit than we've shown offensively the last two weeks".

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