Life without Derek Carr isn't pleasant. Howard was released by the Raiders and signed by the Ravens in early August. The Ravens' defense has not been able to contain opposing running games over the past two weeks and sorely misses nose tackle Brandon Williams. It didn't play out that way. All around, the Raiders look nothing like the team that started the year with two impressive wins. Since then Lynch has been held under 20 yards rushing in back-to-back games.
The Ravens and Raiders have just played 10 games since 1996. He has three sacks in four games, has defended the run well and has been a consistent presence inside to go along with Khalil Mack on the outside. He combined to throw for 550 yards, seven touchdowns and a single interception in those contests, both of which Oakland won by less than a touchdown. The Ravens must stop the run and brutalize the quarterback, whomever that ends up being.
It is embarrassing to play on anything other than an all-grass/turf field.
The Raiders never got close, and lost their third straight contest.
The Raiders should be at full strength on defense after losing cornerback David Amerson to a concussion in Denver. He has proven vulnerable to speed in the past, and the Ravens capitalized on it. Mike Wallace beat Smith deep twice in the first half on drives that became Ravens touchdowns.
Javorius Allen got the most plays, carrying 21 times for 73 yards and a touchdown, while catching four of his five targets for 12 more yards.
Cooper's slump continues: Amari Cooper's unproductive run continued against the Ravens. Baltimore struggled to set the edge all afternoon, allowing Bell to consistently get to the outside en route to a 144-yard, two-touchdown performance.
Carr broke a bone in his back late in the third quarter of Oakland's 16-10 loss in Denver this past Sunday. Based in Los Angeles.
Quarterback EJ Manuel made his first start as a Raider and 18th of his career. Facing a 3rd and 8, Flacco found Wallace for a 27 yard completion to put the Ravens in field goal range to extend their lead to a two-score game at 27-17.