Behind Enemy Lines with Raiders Wire

The Washington Football Team makes their first trip to Las Vegas Sunday as they face the Raiders in Week 13 action. Washington, winners of three in a row, enter Sunday’s game shorthanded with several key players out — or questionable.

So, what about the Raiders? To learn more about Las Vegas, we spoke with Marcus Mosher of Raiders Wire, who previewed all things Raiders ahead of Week 13.

Derek Carr leads the NFL in passing yards. Where do you believe he ranks among the league’s top QBs?

I think he is firmly between the 10th and 12th best quarterback in the league. Is he the type of quarterback that can win a game by himself? No. But more often than not, he makes enough plays to put the Raiders in a position to win. This is the best he’s ever played as he’s been more aggressive than ever, and he gives them a chance to win every game.

How is the Raiders’ running game in 2021?

Inconsistent. The health of Josh Jacobs has been an issue all year long and Kenyan Drake hasn’t been good at all. The offensive line is among the worst in the NFL, but they do find ways to run the ball successfully in most games. It’s not a great rushing attack, but it can be a good one in the right matchup.

Will Darren Waller play Sunday?

We conducted this interview before Saturday’s news that Waller is out Sunday. Anyhow, here is Marcus’ answer.

He is listed as doubtful, but I don’t expect him to play. Instead, look for Foster Moreau to take his place in the starting lineup. Moreau is a good player with great athleticism. He won’t be as productive as Waller, but he is a good player.

How is the offensive line play in 2021?

Not good. In fact, it might be one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL. First-round pick Alex Leatherwood started the season at right tackle, but has moved to right guard over the last two months. The only quality starter is Kolton Miller, who is having a strong season. Other than him, it’s not a great unit.

The Raiders seem to be playing their best…


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