What will the Oakland Raiders do without Derek Carr?

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Derrick Carr

The Ravens look to get their offense rolling against an improved but still susceptible Oakland Raiders pass defense in a game that figures to be relatively low scoring considering the Ravens offensive woes, their stout defense, and the Raiders being without their franchise quarterback. With the situation at quarterback, Oakland's best bet might be to rely heavily on the ground game early against a Ravens defense that has been suspect against the run.

Carr was initially expected to need to sit two to six weeks following his transverse process fracture. After recording eight interceptions in the first two games, the Ravens have just one in the past two games, by Eric Weddle against the Steelers.

"I'm not going to really talk about injuries", Del Rio said, "and what we may and may not do or who we may or may not play or when and all that kind of stuff, when we're going to utilize people".

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Making matters worse is Derek Carr is out with a back injury for multiple weeks, and EJ Manuel will start in his place.

"I'm looking at it as an opportunity that's before me right now", Manuel said. He also took part in limited practice on Thursday and Friday.

The Ravens contend the Raiders offense doesn't change much whether it's Carr or Manuel. He combined to throw for 550 yards, seven touchdowns and a single interception in those contests, both of which Oakland won by less than a touchdown. Lynch has 45 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown this season, averaging 3.4 yards per carry.

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"Derek Carr is Derek Carr", linebacker Terrell Suggs said. Raiders lost eight straight without Carr starting since Matt McGloin beat Houston on November 17, 2013. "He has definitely come into his own, but EJ Manuel has also been an National Football League quarterback, and I think the last time we played him, they beat us". Manuel showed some good signs in relief last week, completing 11 of 17 passes for 106 yards.

"We have to get going and get clicking", Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.

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