The Oakland Raiders will travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens without starting running back Darren McFadden and defensive tackle Richard Seymour. McFadden suffered a high ankle sprain last week and Seymour is dealing with a knee and hamstring Injury. Running back Mike Goodson, who is McFadden's back-up, will not play Sunday with a high ankle sprain.
With the lack of success in the running game throughout their first eight games, the Raiders will look to second year running back Taiwan Jones and fullback Marcel Reece to pace the rushing attack. Both players have only carried the ball once this season, but will get an opportunity to prove themselves against the Raven's 28th ranked rush defense. Reece has excelled in the passing game recently and gives the Raiders a versatile weapon in the offense.
After Tampa Bay rookie running back gashed the Raiders for 251 rushing yards and four touchdowns last week, Oakland must be better against Ray Rice. Without Seymour, the Raiders will rely on Desmond Bryant to plug the middle. Linebacker Aaron Curry will be back this week after being moved to the active roster. Cornerback Ron Bartell has practiced all week and has a chance to play Sunday.
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