Derek Carr is inactive for the Raiders' game against the Ravens

Derrick Carr

Derrick Carr

After both opened the season with two wins that boosted confidence and expectations, the Ravens (2-2) and Raiders (2-2) come into Sunday's meeting in Oakland on two-game losing streaks with a growing number of doubters.

After quarterback Joe Flacco found Mike Wallace for a 52-yard strike on the first play of the game, West received back-to-back hand-offs.

As for Manuel, he finished 11-of-17 for 106 yards and one interception in relief of Carr last Sunday at Denver. Oakland will be without starting quarterback Derek Carr in this one, so moving the ball may come a bit harder without him under center. I think they are still going to try to win the game. If Oakland wants to avoid a third straight defeat it's going to take a total team effort; It also wouldn't hurt if the coaching staff actually put together a solid game plan.

Fantasy Impact While Carr unexpectedly returned to practice this week - he was expected to miss at least the next two weeks with a transverse fracture in his back - he remains not likely to play Sunday against Baltimore despite the questionable tag.

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Expect for Downing to mix in far more rushing attempts early Sunday, and if the Raiders hope to get their season back on course, they'll need Marshawn Lynch & Co.to find lanes early and often against Baltimore.

So what do the Ravens make of Carr's situation?

-Ravens RT Austin Howard vs. Raiders DE Khalil Mack. Lynch has 45 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown this season, averaging 3.4 yards per carry. Baltimore's QBs have been sacked just nine times this season.

Speaking of offensive lines, Oakland's front five has had its issues with pass protection in recent weeks, and the situation could get tougher if right guard Gabe Jackson is unable to play.

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