Next up for the Baltimore Ravens is another AFC West opponent as the team will stay out west to take on the Oakland Raiders this Sunday.
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The Ravens are coming off a disappointing 19-13 loss at the hands of the Denver Broncos. The defense played very well, limiting the Peyton Manning and the Broncos to just 219 yards of offense. The problem is the Ravens offense was the only team to put up less yards on offense with a 173 total yards. To cap off a disappointing opening week, Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles’ tendon and is out for the season.
The Ravens need a win against the Raiders. Baltimore can’t afford to go 0-2 with the Cincinnati Bengals due up next. On paper, this is a game that the Ravens should win, but overlooking any team can lead to another loss.
Every week, we will give you a rundown of the news around the FanSided Network surrounding the upcoming opponent. This week, we take a look at what is going on with the Raiders from our friends over at Just Blog Baby and Golden Gate Sports.
Oakland Raiders: The Sky Is Falling, The Sky Is Falling
By Kevin Saito, Golden Gate Sports
Some in the national media are calling the Raiders the worst team in football after the opening week, but Saito, one of the editors at GGS, isn’t buying it. His argument is that Oakland is one of 16 teams to start the season 0-1, just like some of the Super Bowl favorites such as the Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts.
Derek Carr throwing at Raiders Wednesday practice
By Chase Ruttig, Just Blog Baby
Raiders QB Derek Carr is dealing with a hand injury, but was seen throwing the football at Wednesday practice. It was originally feared that Carr could miss the Week 2 matchup, but all signs point to the second-year starter to be under center Sunday.
Adam Jones Won’t Be Suspended for Amari Cooper Incident
By Sean Bialaszek, Golden Gate Sports
One of the uglier scenes from Week 1 was video of Bengals CB Adam Jones ripping off Raiders WR Amari Cooper‘s helmet off and then bashing his head onto the helmet. The NFL announced that Jones would not be suspended, but would likely face a fine. Cooper suffered no injuries during the tussle and will play Sunday.
Raiders being Taylor Mays back at safety
By Chase Ruttig, Just Blog Baby
The Raiders lost safeties Nate Allen to a torn MCL and Charles Woodson with a separated shoulder against the Bengals during Week 1. The team has re-signed safety Taylor Mays, who the team released to reach the 53-man roster limit, to make up for the loss of their two starting safeties. It is likely that Mays gets extensive playing time against the Ravens.
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