Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr Ruled Out for Sunday's Game


The Ravens won't be facing Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr when they travel across the country this weekend.

Carr suffered a back injury in the Raiders' loss to the Broncos Sunday, and Head Coach Jack Del Rio announced Monday that the injury is a transverse process fracture that will sideline him for at least two weeks.

With Carr sidelined, the Raiders are expected to start EJ Manuel.

Losing Carr is a significant blow for the Raiders, as he was a candidate to win the NFL's Most Valuable Player award last season. The Raiders looked like a much different team in the playoffs last year after Carr went down with an injury.

Carr has also had the Ravens' number in his young career. He's thrown for 550 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception in two career games against Baltimore, and the Raiders won both matchups.

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh spoke Monday before the Carr news was announced, but he indicated that he doesn't expect Oakland's offensive scheme to change much if Manuel ends up getting the start.

"I think the thing that we have seen, in watching EJ Manuel, is he's running the same offense that Derek Carr was running," Harbaugh said. "It's not like they have a different offense for Manuel. He's running the Oakland Raider offense, so we'll prepare for their offense, probably try to have an understanding of what he does well."

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