DeShone Kizer, a former Notre Dame standout who started 15 games for the Cleveland Browns in 2017 as a rookie, is being promoted to the No. 2 quarterback spot this week.
Tennessee’s Derrick Henry is No. 3 in the NFL with 1,140 yards rushing. Oakland’s Josh Jacobs is No. 4 at 1,061. Both backs entered the league after starring at Alabama.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says leaving Oakland will be tough, but he’s excited about what’s to come.
The Raiders are still struggling to get much out of their wide receiving corps, and the issue was on full display during Sundays 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.
Raiders running back Josh Jacobs became the first rookie in franchise history to record 1,000 yards rushing in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.
For the Raiders to leave Kansas City with a share of first place in the AFC West, they need to play flawless on defense and Derek Carr needs to slay his cold-weather demons.
While slot corner Lamarcus Joyner is set to return on Sunday, the Raiders could be without right tackle Trent Brown against the Chiefs.
A week after allowing 34 points to the Jets, the Raiders defense has to counter the vaunted Chiefs offense.
The tight end has seen his numbers dip after a phenomenal start as defenses focus on shutting down the Raiders’ top target.
Hunter Renfrow and Derek Carr had uncanny chemistry, especially on third downs. Replicating that will be a challenge for the Raiders.