The 2-0 start had Raiders fans already thinking about the postseason, but the team slipped against the Washington Redskins in Week 3 and then lost to the Denver Broncos in Week 4. Not only are they hosting their second game of the season, but they will also be playing on an all-grass field.
"They're in the same position we're in", Raiders safety Karl Joseph said.
That punt decision seemed to be the team's last gasp on a day when they did nothing well but still were clinging to a chance.
Oakland and Baltimore began the season on high notes but have since hit the skids. "It's just going to come down to when (are) we going to get exhausted of getting whooped". They've been outscored 70-16 in those two losses.
Sure, he only had three catches in the game, but they proved to be the most important catches for the Ravens in this one. That's what we really wanted, to run the ball efficiently, play good defense, be the better team.
Both the Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders started out 2-0 and had each lost their last two games. Flacco's six interceptions are the second most in the National Football League, behind only Cleveland's DeShone Kizer's eight.
Speaking of advantage, it would be great to see wide receiver Michael Crabtree on the field; However, the offensive player (other then E.J.) who must be effective is running back Marshawn Lynch. The first two games went according to plan, easy victories that supported 2017's lofty expectations. He had just one catch for 8 yards on two targets against the Ravens.
"These three weeks are going to be important, but we're focused on Baltimore right now". Later today, we will find out just how true that still is.
Ravens RB Terrance West departed on the opening drive with a left calf injury following a 13-yard run.
Spotlight on: Seth Roberts. At the podium following Baltimore's Week 5 win against the Oakland Raiders, Weddle said he was ready to "smash some ice cream". Of course, 10 of those came in the first two weeks of the season.
Carr was hurt in the third quarter of Sunday's loss in Denver, which dropped the Raiders to 2-2.