Raiders quarterback Deshone Kizer moved up the depth chart Thursday replacing Mike Glennon as Derek Carr’s backup going forward. On defense the Raiders are preparing to take on the Titans’ tank of a running back in Derrick Henry.
The Tennessee Titans are ranked above the Raiders in the AFC Wildcard standings and with a win this Sunday the team will put themselves in a better position for post season play.
With their loss to the Chiefs, the Raiders wont win the AFC West, however a shot at a wildcard slot is still in the picture if they can regroup down the stretch. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
With AFC West supremacy on the line the Raiders took a huge loss to Patrick Mahomes as the Kansas City Chiefs losing 40-9. Turnovers and Penalties were a big factor as quarterback Derek Carr was unable to shake his demons in the cold.
The Raiders have a huge test in Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead stadium where it is sure to be a cold game. Quarterback Derek Carr went sleeveless at practice despite the cold temperature.
The Raiders have not won at Arrowhead stadium since 2012. This Sunday they’re looking to bring home a win and supremacy in the AFC West standings.
The Raiders lost 34-3 to the New York Jets on Sunday snapping a 3 game winning streak and bringing their record to 6-5. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Like the 0-9 Bengals last week, the Raiders can’t overlook the 3-7 Jets who are starting to gather momentum, winning their last two games. The Jets are getting healthy and have talented players such as safety Jamal Adams and running back Le’Veon Bell making them a dangerous team that could play spoiler to the Raiders playoff hopes.
Raiders rookie defensive end Maxx Crosby had four sacks and forced a fumble in Sunday’s win over the Bengals and Josh Jacobs is close to eclipsing 1000 yards on the season. None of this comes as a surprise for Jon Gruden and the Raiders coaching staff who hope Crosby, Jacobs and the rest of the rookie class continues to play this way on Sunday against the Jets. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Raiders won their third straight home game with yet another clutch performance by the defense, when cornerback Trayvon Mullen intercepted Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley late in the 4th quarter. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)