The Raiders defensive scheme is designed to get Mransfer ban, it’s been suggested in Italy they could sign Van de Beek in January with the aim to taking him to London next summer.However, after victory over PSV Eindhoven in yesterday’s Johan Cruyff Shield, Van de Beek responded to the Blues rumoursack in one-on-ones in pass rushing situations. Buffalo’s offensive staff will need to provide help at times for Glenn as few offensive tackles can handle Mack one-on-one. Last year, Mack had seven tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and fumble recovery and a pass breakup.
Hughes was not credited with a single tackle in last year’s game against Oakland despite playing 43 snaps. You can rest assured Hughes will be motivated to change that storyline in his rematch with Penn.
There’s a decent chance that White follows Cooper wherever he goes if E.J. Gaines doesn’t play Sunday. White won’t be intimidated by Cooper having faced him for two years in college, but he does consider Cooper one of the sharpest route runners he’s ever faced. And Cooper is riding high after an 11-catch, 210-yard outing last week with a pair of TDs.
The Bills seventh-ranked run defense should fare well against an Oakland rushing attack that doesn’t have their hammer in Marshawn Lynch. The power back is serving a one-game league-imposed suspension for bumping an official. Even with Lynch this season the Raiders are managing less than 93 rushing yards per game.
Buffalo’s offense should fare well against one of the league’s worst third down defenses, but the Bills defense has to do well in getting off the field against Derek Carr and the Raiders high-powered attack. Oakland has had a high rate of three-and-outs this season, but last week against the Chiefs they had just one three-and-out on 10 possessions. If Buffalo can hold Oakland under 40 percent on third down conversions they stand a good chance of winning the game.
Stepping in to fill the void will be Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. Oakland also elevated Elijah Hood from their practice squad. Richard has seen more time and is averaging 4.5 yards per carry.
Amari Cooper had a breakout game with 11 catches for 210 yards and a pair of touchdowns last week. In an effort to get him more opportunities to make plays, the Raiders offensive staff had him work out of the slot more than ever.
By the end of the game, Cooper had made six of his 11 receptions running out of slot alignments. According to @SportsradarUS, Cooper had never caught more than three passes out of the slot in a game.
The Raiders have some cornerbacks battling injuries this week, including starter David Amerson. Amerson is dealing with a foot injury and his backup rookie Gareon Conley is battling a shin injury. Neither player practiced on Wednesday.
If neither player can go on Sunday, Oakland will be down to four healthy cornerbacks on their roster. Veteran Sean Smith would be the expected fill-in starter if Amerson and Conley cannot play.
It’s hard to keep Derek Carr from making plays in the passing game, but the Bills have to play right to the end after watching Oakland’s quarterback orchestrate a comeback last year against Buffalo that wiped out a 15-point deficit. The Bills were up 24-9 midway through the third quarter in last year’s game at Oakland, but Carr led four unanswered touchdown drives to lift the Raiders to 14-point victory.
Carr led a game-winning come from behind drive in the fourth quarter last week against Kansas City marking the 12th time he’s done that since 2015, more than any other quarterback in the league.
Helping Carr of late is play action. Prior to last week’s gam Everton-news-Carlo-Ancelotti-Man-Utd-Tottenham-West-Ham-Marseille-Morgan-Sanson” target=”_blank”>Daily Express says the former French under-21 international has been tracked by a whole host of Premier League clubs over the last year.West Ham, Manchee, the Raiders had just nine plays in which they made use of play action. Oakland used play action nine times alone in their game against the Chiefs.
The Raiders defense hasn’t been too effective in forcing turnovers. They managed to collect just five in seven games. All of those takeaways have come via fumble recoveries as Oakland is the only team in the league that has yet to record an interception. They’ve gone seven straight games without a pick making it the longest streak to start a season in the NFL since 1950.
Buffalo has committed the fewest turnovers through their first six games in team history (3).
The Bills have scored at least 20 points in 12 consecutive home games, the longest active streak of its kind in the NFL. The Bills are 4-0 this season overall when scoring 20 points.
Stephen Hauschka needs three points to reach 900 in his career and one 50-yard field goal to set the NFL record for most consecutive 50-yard plus attempts made (13).
Jerry Hughes needs one sack for 40 in his career.
Mike Tolbert needs one rushing touchdown to become the fifth active player to have 35 rushing touchdowns and 10 receiving touchdowns.
Kyle Williams needs one start to have the second-most career starts by a Bills defensive lineman in team history, passing Fred Smerlas (152).
Each of the last six meetings between the B sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Barca are targeting a new frontman with Luis Suarez injured and see Aubameyang, 30, as the perfect candidate ahead of Friday night’s transfer deadline.The Gabon marksman, currently suspended, is by far Arsenal’s top scills and Raiders has been won by the home team.