Raiders lose QB Derek Carr for 2-6 weeks with back fracture

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"He's been a great addition", Raiders coach Del Rio said, noting he brings "passion and toughness" to a roster that prides itself on nastiness.

Carr was 10-of-18 for 143 yards and a touchdown (100.0 rating) at the time of his injury.

The timeline the team gave of 2-6 weeks is generous.

Carr had x-rays and an MRI, but both were inconclusive.

If you ask the players, the best part about that big win is that they believe the team can get much better.

"Guys aren't thinking: 'All right, we've got to have good field position to score.' They think: 'Let's go 90 yards".

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will be out two to six weeks with the back injury he suffered Sunday in Denver.

Carr was completing 67.9 percent of his passes and had thrown seven touchdowns to two interceptions prior to the injury.

"We were looking for a spark and looking to take something that we thought we had and make it work, but it didn't work", Del Rio said. There is no planet where Manuel is considered an upgrade to Carr. "So, as we play more games, he will get a better feel for the pocket, and when the play has expired, he'll throw the football away".

With Carr sidelined, the Raiders are expected to start EJ Manuel. Come hang out. I try to make it fun. (Specifically, Colin Kaepernick, but frankly there would have been a few that would have been an improvement). The transplanted team will be fine on the road: Thanks to its owner's decision to leave San Diego, every game is a road game for the Chargers, who have no home-field advantage playing in a soccer stadium in Carson (Los Angeles County). Their backup quarterback is better this year and the defense is a little better. Raider Nation has been waiting some time now for the return of the tight end; With Cook now on the team, I believe that the wait if finally over! Michael Crabtree has been limited in practice this week due to a chest injury suffered in the loss to Washington while fellow wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) was a full participant on Thursday.

Amerson out: Raiders cornerback David Amerson is in the concussion protocol for the second time this season. It depends on how long Carr is out.

In the fourth quarter of his Raiders debut, Manuel and the offense started moving.

The defense is coming alongBruce Irvin is slowly reverting back to his dominant form from late last season.

Will the Raiders still be.500 at that point?

The Chiefs (4-0) an exclamation point on the win when linebacker Justin Houston picked up a fumble as the Redskins (3-2) were trying to keep the game alive and returned it for a game-ending touchdown. The Raiders have more problems offensively than what appears on the surface.

If Carr is out for beyond the minimum two weeks, it's hard to see a scenario where the Raiders do not enter the final two months of the season with at least four losses. The team listed him as questionable to return.