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1-8, 4th in AFC West

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

No changes to the Raiders injury report for Thursday as it was an estimation after the team was forced indoors to an offsite facility for a walkthrough due to "Very Unhealthy" air quality. The AQI for Alameda was 246 at 3 pm PT.

Bruschi and Woodson like Arizona (0:54)
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Barnwell Show: Lindsay Jones & Katherine Terrell talk AFC

Bill welcomes Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to talk AFC West, including how the Chiefs look in their preparations for a big MNF matchup with the Rams (0:55) as well as if Vance Joseph (19:35) and Derek Carr (30:42) are in trouble in Denver and Oakland respectively. Plus, Katherine Terrell joins to talk AFC North, including Hue Jackson's return to Cincy (38:04) and what Le'Veon Bell's next move may be (1:04:01).

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson said he would have liked for Derek Carr to extend the 4th-and-5 play late in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, rather than throw it away as he did. "Especially in that situation, the fourth down situation, you try to keep the play alive as long as you can," Olson said. "You sprint out and scramble and try to get it with your feet or reverse direction but try to put the ball in play to somebody.” The playcall was a short pass to running back Jalen Richard. But with Richard covered and pressure coming, Carr threw the ball at Richard's feet. Coach Jon Gruden, meanwhile, blamed himself earlier in the week. “It was a terrible call by me," Gruden said. "There wasn't a lot he could have done. He could have been Fran Tarkenton and done a 360 and reversed the field a few times. There wasn't much there. You got to (blame) the play caller with that outcome.” Carr stood by his decision. "I ripped my chin strap off," he said. "I said some things. Everyone wishes it was different, but it is what it is. I wish I could explain it in a better way, but it sucks.” And this from Carr's brother David on Twitter: "It's a screen, it's covered, throwing it at his feet is the only option."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Due to poor air quality, the Raiders are moving practice to an off-site indoor facility.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Jordy Nelson (bone bruise on a knee) and Martavis Bryant (PCL) were working out in the team's rehab pool during practice on Wednesday.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders' Week 14 home game against the Steelers has been flexed OUT of the prime time spot that Sunday night, the NFL announced. Originally scheduled for a 5:20 p.m. PT kickoff on NBC Dec. 9, the game will now kickoff at 1:25 p.m. PT on Fox.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordy Nelson has a bone bruise in his knee and will not practice today, said Raiders coach Jon Gruden. And with Martavis Bryant out with his own knee issue, the Raiders promoted WR Saeed Blacknall from the practice squad. Oakland also signed two receivers to the practice squad in Rashard Davis and ArDarius Stewart.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders announced they have waived defensive end Kony Ealy from the active roster as well as linebacker James Cowser from the practice squad. Ealy signed with Oakland last week but was a curious healthy scratch from Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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Gruden: 'I feel Mark's pain' about lousy season

"I feel Mark's pain," said Raiders coach Jon Gruden, whose team is 1-8 in his first season back with the franchise. "It's tough, man, we want to win."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Joke I heard in the parking lot today: What did Jon Gruden say when he got those three first-round picks? ‘Tanks.' Get it? No, the Raiders are not tanking the season, but after a 20-6 loss to the Chargers, Oakland is 1-8 and heading into a game at Arizona next week that should go a long way toward deciding the No. 1 overall draft pick come next April. And if you're looking for a snapshot into this season, look no further than Derek Carr, under enormous pressure, throwing the ball away on 4th and 5 from the Chargers' 19-yard line while down 14 points and with 4:10 remaining. Then there's this: the Raiders have been outscored by a combined 75-9 since going up 28-21 against the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter in Oct. 28.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

All it took was one mistake by the Raiders to wake up the Chargers, and Derek Carr's fumble on a sack just outside of the red zone was the play. Oakland had been dominating Los Angeles, with 165 yards of offense to the Chargers' six yards on six plays, and then Melvin Ingram got the strip sack and Corey Liuget scooped the ball. The Chargers' 10-3 halftime lead is seemingly a sign of more things to come in the second half.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

While pass protection is starting to break down for the Raiders -- Derek Carr has been sacked two times and lost a fumble -- the offensive line is holding up well in the run game. Per ESPN Stats & Information, the Raiders already have 88 rush yards before contact, their most in a game in the last two seasons.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

After failing to punch the ball in on 4th and goal from the 1-yard line, the Raiders have now scored a touchdown on just 54 percent of goal-to-go drives, the second-worst percentage in the NFL, behind the Chargers (50 percent), per ESPN Stats & Information. The drive was helped, of course, by punter Johnny Townsend's 42-yard run on a fake. Townsend, a fifth-round draft pick, is averaging 41.9 yards per punt.

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Raiders handing out masks because of fires

With Northern California's deadly Camp Fire raging just a few hours north and a lingering smell of charcoal in the air, the Raiders made masks available to those who wanted them as they entered Oakland Coliseum.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders inactives vs. Chargers: WR Marcell Ateman, DE Fadol Brown, LB Shilique Calhoun, DE Kony Ealy, OL Denver Kirkland, LB Emmanuel Lamur, OL Ian Silberman

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

No D/ST in history has finished a season with a negative fantasy point total. This season, two teams have negative points through eight games: The Oakland Raiders (minus-3) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (minus-2). Worst seasonal D/ST performances: 11 Baltimore Colts, 1981 17 Cleveland Browns, 2016 24 Denver Broncos, 2010 25 San Francisco 49ers, 2016 25 Detroit Lions, 2008

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

No changes to the Raiders injury report for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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Wildfires cancel Rams practice, limit Raiders

The Rams had to cancel their practice Friday because of the Woolsey Fire, and the Raiders were limited to just a walkthrough because of the Camp Fire in Northern California.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes, who began the season on the PUP list after tearing an ACL in last season's final game, will not make his season debut Sunday against the Chargers. Rather, coach Jon Gruden said Vanderdoes, who only recently started practicing, would likely play at Arizona next week. The Raiders have to either activate Vanderdoes to the 53-man roster or place him on season-ending Injured Reserve soon. "If they want me to dominate the run game, I'll do that," Vanderdoes told ESPN.com recently. "If they want me to play on passing downs, I'll do that. Whatever they want me to do, I'm down for it." Vanderdoes, a third-round pick in 2017, started 13 of 16 games as a rookie at left defensive tackle last year and had 18 tackles, with two stuffs.

Team Stats

Passing Yards252.6
Rushing Yards97.1
Points For16.32nd
Points Against30.2