Derek Carr leaves Raiders' loss at Denver with back injury

Derek Carr leaves Raiders' loss at Denver with back injury

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Defense, surprisingly enough, kept the Raiders in it.

Broncos: After a bye week, host the New York Giants for fourth home game, a stretch that will be followed by three consecutive road games. The Broncos entered Week 4 allowing a league-best 263 yards per game, and they improved that number by holding the Raiders to 251 yards. That's about what was expected from him, too. Apart from that, they didn't make many mistakes. He found A.J. Derby down the sideline on a 22-yard pass to put the Broncos ahead, 7-0, at the 8:11 mark of the first quarter. "Usually when you get a running back he'll just fall, but he's definitely 'Beast Mode.' They call him that for a reason". Adding a healthy Devontae Booker to the mix just seems unfair. Another frustration? Oakland was just 2-of-12 on third downs, meaning they're 2-for-23 in their last two games. The problem came in the group's struggle to slow the run - C.J. Anderson's 95 yards on 20 carries was supplanted by 33 on five totes.

He can be downright deadly.

Marshawn Lynch was one of the first players in the 2017 season to sit during the national anthem. "We all ran the ball well and that's how we want to keep it". He got the Raiders to the Broncos' 41-yard line before throwing an interception on 2nd-and-15.

Ultimately, it didn't blemish the result of the game, but it certainly could have.

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Denver went on to defeat Oakland 16-10.

But despite the great field position, the Raiders would hold the Broncos to a 29 yard field goal attempt.

McManus returned to the field in the third quarter and nailed a pair of field goals.

Let's hope neither quarterback's injury is serious.

Siemian was 16-of-26 passing for 179 yards and a score. He had been 10-of-18 for 143 yards and one touchdown, numbers slightly skewed by a 64-yard Juhnny Holton touchdown toss. The Raiders' offense has sputtered far more.

"It was a cloudy look, so I just took off and tried to get something with my feet", Carr said.