Raiders inactives: QB Terrelle Pryor, CB Shawntae Spencer, TE Richard Gordon, OL Lucas Nix, DE Jack Crawford, and DT Christo Bilukidi
Falcons Inactives: QB Dominique Davis, CB Terrance Johnson, RB Antone Smith, T Lamar Holmes, TE M. Palmer, DE Jonathan Massaquoi, DE Casey Matthews.
A few facts for the game:
DE Andre Carter will play in his first game as a member of the Raiders. He is a 13-year NFL vet who made his first Pro Bowl last season when he had 10 sacks in 14 games with the New England Patrtiots. He suffered a season-ending quadriceps injury and took well into this season to fully recover.
The Raiders face another former Dennis Allen team in the Falcons. They face all three of DA's former NFL teams this year (Saints, Broncos, Falcons).
This will mark Richard Seymour's 50th game with #Raiders
Last time Philip Wheeler faced the Falcons was last season. In that game he had a career high 12 tackles with one sack.
Last time Carson Palmer faced the Falcons was in 2010. In that game he threw for a near career high 412 yds with 3 TD's, 0 int, completed 72% of his passes for a 116.4 QB rating.
The duo of McFadden/Reece have the 3rd most receptions among RB in the NFL. The other duos are on Saints, Browns for combined record of 2-12
Despite just 5 catches over the last 3 games, Darren McFadden is still 4th in catches among RB mostly due to his 13 catches in opener.
After just 2 catches in each of 1st 2 games this season, Marcel Reece has 9 over last 2 gms and is currently ranked 13th in catches for RB.
The trip to Atlanta this week is the 2nd of 5 East Coast trips for #Raiders this season. Most in franchise history.
The Raiders are dead last in the league in rush offense at 60.8 yards per game. The Falcons are ranked 28th in the league in rush defense, allowing 5.4 yards per carry.
The Falcons are 8th in the league in passing offense, putting up 281.6 yards per game. The Raiders are 27th in pass defense, allowing 283 yards per game.
The Raiders are tied with only the Jaguars for dead last in sacks (3) and tied with only the Lions for dead last in interceptions (0).
Alright guys, let's watch some football.