ALAMEDA,CA (AP) - Carson Palmer could be in for another busy day for the Oakland Raiders. With top two running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson slowed this week by sprained right ankles, the Raiders may need to rely on their passing game when they visit the Baltimore Ravens.
Palmer threw the ball 61 times last week against Tampa Bay as the Raiders (3-5) were forced to play catch-up in the second half after losing McFadden and Goodson to the injuries. Neither back practiced Wednesday and their status remains in doubt for Sunday's game against the Ravens (2-6).
Second-year back Taiwan Jones and fullback Marcel Reece are the next best options at halfback, leaving the Raiders with no proven runner to turn to if McFadden and Goodson can't play.