Any gains that were made early, however, have been erased during the Raiders' current two-game slide.
So what do the Ravens make of Carr's situation?
On Monday, head coach Jack Del Rio said that Carr had been diagnosed with a transverse process fracture in his back, the result of a hit late in the third quarter of the Raiders' loss in Denver on Sunday. After recording eight interceptions in the first two games, the Ravens have just one in the past two games, by Eric Weddle against the Steelers.
For those who want to watch, but TV isn't an option, check out NFL Sunday Ticket for streaming services or Game Pass for replays. It wouldn't surprise me to see Carr as the No. 2 Sunday with Manuel getting the start.
"I'll wait to fully commit", Weddle said.
If (there goes that word again) the Raiders are going to win without Carr, it should also go without saying that quarterback E.J.
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The Ravens contend the Raiders offense doesn't change much whether it's Carr or Manuel.
Manuel entered this season with a career completion rate of 58.3 percent with almost as many interceptions (16) as touchdown passes (19). He's been a drop machine and has produced fewer yards than Lynch, 110, and scored just one touchdown.
Lynch was limited to 12 yards on nine carries against Denver and ranks 33rd in the National Football League with 151 yards rushing.
"Derek Carr is Derek Carr".
The Ravens travel to Oakland having lost two in a row after a 2-0 start. I think he gets closer to 20.
Taking those two carries into account, West has 138 yards on 23 carries through four-plus games this season.