The Raiders are set to face the Redskins in their week four home match-up. It's the second home game of the season and the game is sold out again so it will be televised locally. Here is what you need to know.
Where: O.co Coliseum, Oakland CA
When: 1:25pm Pacific time
Radio: 95.7 The Game
Online: Delay at 9pm on NFL Game Rewind
Before we get to the storylines for this game, let's get caught up on the news from last week.
Terrelle Pryor was hit hard by Wesley Woodyard late in the Raiders loss to Denver Monday night. He left the game and it was ruled that he had a concussion. He missed practice on Wednesday and was limited on Thursday. In his place, Matt Flynn took first team reps. Pryor was cleared for full contact on Friday and returned to practice full.
Even with the overwhelming loss at the hands of Peyton Manning and the Broncos, Dennis Allen found some positives in his team's performance.
I too found some positives from the performances in the game as well as some negatives. I recount them in my week 3 Ballers & Busters
Despite the Redskins having an 0-3 record, they come in as the favorite. They have outscored the Raiders in their losses and Raiders only win was over the lowly Jaguars.
Robert Griffin III hasn't been as elusive as he was last season before his ACL injury but he is still putting up over 300 yards passing per game this season.
Where the Redskins have faltered has been their defense which can't seem to stop anyone. The last defense the Raiders faced this bad was Jacksonville and Darren McFadden ran for 129 yards. Unfortunately the Raiders could only put the ball in the endzone once early so they will have to do better than that today.
Find out what issues the Redskins are having on defense as well as many more insights when a Redskins writer answers five good questions from me about the team he covers.
The Raiders were not sure who they would start at quarterback this week and after Pryor passed his concussion tests Friday, Dennis Allen said the team was going to give him one more test on Saturday to make sure he was ready to go. Reports are that everything went well and Pryor will start for the Raiders.
The Raiders will be trying again to collect their first interception of the season. RGIII had just five interceptions all of last season but with the emphasis on throwing the ball more this season, he has thrown four interceptions already.
Terrelle Pryor will look to continue to improve on his passing from last week except this time while the game is still somewhat in reach. Expect the Redskins to follow the Broncos' blueprint and keep the running game in check to force Pryor to beat them with his arm.