Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders - 10/8/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

With Derek Carr out, Ravens prepare for Raiders backup QB EJ Manuel

Flacco showed off his improvisational skills in the first quarter when he tripped on a drop back after a shotgun snap. He started three games the past two seasons. "I know what a competitor he is and he's a tough dude". When this game gets kicked off, the Ravens are expecting to see E.J. Manuel under center for the Raiders. With Flacco struggling and him admitting he hasn't been trusting his pocket lately (sacked nine times already), look for Mack to try and apply pressure to prevent Baltimore from finding its rhythm on offense. While he wasn't bad, completing 13 of 26 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown, the passing game lacked dynamism all afternoon. "It is going to be two teams coming off losses, and both teams are itching for a win".

Oakland sliced the Ravens' lead to 21-10 on Manuel's 41-yard touchdown pass to Crabtree with 9:11 left in the first half. Though he joked that he wanted the ball more, he kept a confident and positive attitude. Green caught seven passes for 189 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Bills and rookie running back Joe Mixon added a 5-yard touchdown run. Linebacker Patrick Onwuasor stripped Raiders tight end Jared Cook after a 3-yard catch, and Smith headed the other way. Jimmy Smith scooped, ran 46 yards and scored the Ravens' second touchdown.

Emergency room: The Raiders, who played without cornerbacks David Amerson and Gareon Conley and standout guard Gabe Jackson in addition to Carr, got banged up in this game. "There's a lot going into catching long passes more than dropping back and throwing it". The Raiders play the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5, the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6, and then the Chiefs in Week 7.

Baltimore gets off the hook with its third win of the season. Ken Norton, Jr.'s squad would keep the Ravens out of the end zone, but they'd tack on another field goal to extend their lead to 24-10 heading into the end zone.

Baltimore Ravens and Oakland Raiders meet up in a 2017 National Football League regular season matchup on Sunday.

The offensive line played a spectacular game, paving the way for 143 rushing yards and keeping Flacco upright. The Ravens defense can't just stop the opponent, they have to make the big plays that their offense won't.

"You get the mojo rolling", Wallace said.

A lot can change in two weeks. It's just the rhythm. "If we can get the running game going and everything like that, as well as the passing game, we'll be in good shape".