The Oakland Raiders have some injury issues at running back, and the New York Jets have some health concerns at wide receiver — and both teams might just want to get through their next four games as fast as possible.
The New York Jets may be 5-7 on the year and looking dysfunctional again, but they’re still tough beat at home where the Oakland Raiders will travel this weekend for a Week 14 matchup.
Both teams are mostly healthy, but there are some concerns here and there for each squad in a short week of rest and recovery from the previous game.
The 6-5 Dallas Cowboys lead the NFC East division, but they do so almost by default. Even with their 4-7 record, the Oakland Raiders can beat the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas.
Terrelle Pryor’s knee injury is getting better, but Oakland will stick with Matt McGloin at quarterback for Sunday’s home game against Tennessee.
The Oakland Raiders had nine players on the official NFL injury report this week, but that’s nothing compared to the 18 players listed by their Week 11 opponents.
Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise.
Oakland and New York take the field Sunday with a lot of injury questions and concerns, as both teams fight to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
Some local “experts” had gone as far as to predict an 0-16 season for Oakland, so the Raiders aren’t so bad after all.
It was announced on Monday that Michael Vick was already ruled out for the Raiders game against the Eagles in Week 9. Chip Kelly was expected to bring in an explosive new offensive scheme that would send the Eagles soaring, but injuries have caused a dive bomb and the Raiders are looking to take advantage.