It’s the first game back in Cincinnati for Carson Palmer. On the other side, former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson is now a special teams and defensive backs assistant coach and this reunion only adds to the storyline.
The newest edition the Oakland Raiders roster is one-time 49ers first-round draft pick Andre Carter. The free agent defensive end was signed on Wednesday in hopes of bolstering their pass rush which has only three sacks in three games.
The Raiders are experimenting with new personnel at cornerback given their injuries to starters Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer. They are also trying to implement changes because their first two games have exposed gaping holes on both offense and defense
Halfway through the week and the 49ers are sticking to the fundamentals for their game against the Lions. They will continue to stress ball security and feature a balance attack with their new Jumbo Package. Unlike the rest of the league, San Francisco doesn’t have to worry if their long snapper gets injured.