So much for staying healthy after the bye week. The Oakland Raiders’ official injury list almost doubled this week from last, as eight players are nursing sore body parts. How that will impact Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Coliseum is still not clear.
The NFL bye week always is a welcomed sight for injured players, and the Oakland Raiders used their bye week to get a lot healthier—especially on the defensive side. This is good, as next up for the Silver & Black is a visit from the San Diego Chargers and their high-powered offense.
The Oakland Raiders defense needs all the help it can get every game, so when three linebackers could possibly miss the next contest, it’s something to be concerned about for the team. Heading into Sunday’s Wembley Stadium matchup against the Miami Dolphins, the Silver & Black also will be without backup quarterback Matt Schaub.
The Oakland Raiders were driving for the tying touchdown against the New England Patriots on the road late in the fourth quarter when disaster struck: a deflected interception ended the game with the Raiders coming up short, 16-9. The defense did its job for once; the offense did not.
The Oakland Raiders defense isn’t very good even when healthy, but with multiple injuries to key players on the defensive side of the ball, the Silver & Black may be in for a long day on Sunday in New England.
Raiders Can Focus On Evaluating Talent For 2014 Instead Of Worrying About Injuries This Week In San Diego
The 4-10 Oakland Raiders have a mostly-healthy roster for their Week 16 matchup on the road against the 7-7 San Diego Chargers, which means the Silver and Black will be focusing on shaping their 2014 plans a little early this holiday season.
The Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs both have some injuries on their respective rosters as they face off this weekend in Week 15, but it probably won’t affect the outcome of the game too much.
Both teams are mostly healthy, but there are some concerns here and there for each squad in a short week of rest and recovery from the previous game.
The Oakland Raiders broke a decade-long losing streak coming off of a bye week by taking down the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-18. It was a victory led by a running quarterback and a swarming defense and one that wasn’t nearly as close as the score indicates.