Carr is expected to start against the Los Angeles Chargers this weekend, having missed one game with a transverse process fracture in his back.
Carr was listed as a limited participant in practice Thursday.
The Chargers have produced little of that, even in their win over the New York Giants on Sunday.
Once a trendy pick for the Super Bowl, the Raiders are suddenly three games behind the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs. "I know what a competitor he is and he's a tough dude".
The Raiders are beatable, even if Derek Carr returns to the lineup. "When something like that happens and then someone tells you what it really is, you just sit there and think you're fortunate, you're blessed".
"We think we're OK to work today in this", he said.
"We're so uptight", Penn said. Raiders great Cliff Branch lost his home in the flames.
Poor air quality has caused high school and youth teams to forgo outdoor activities altogether to protect players from smoke inhalation.
The Raiders have swept the season series the last two years but prior to that, the Chargers won six of seven games against them. "He's ran some really good routes, to be honest".
Oakland started the season 2-0, but since then, the Raiders have lost three straight games, most recently falling to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 30-17 this past Sunday. Both lead their respective divisions.
"I'm sure their expectations haven't changed because there is a lot of football left", Rivers said of the Raiders. He feels confident that "the ball will find [him]". "Just find a way to win our second in a row". A loss drops the Raiders into last place.
The Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers, who once envisioned sharing a stadium in Carson, Calif., could wind up sharing the same record through six weeks.
The NFL had already agreed to let Elliott play in the opener before Elliott's request for an injunction was granted by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Sherman, north of Dallas.
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