Oakland Raiders Host Cleveland Browns: Game Preview

Nov 25, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Raiders 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

I know, I know, this might not be the most exciting game of the evening, but it’s something to watch. Well, you actually might not be able to watch it, as the game is blacked out.

But anyways, the Oakland Raiders will be hosting the Cleveland Browns today in a Week 13 match-up between two 3-8 teams.

For the Browns, they are coming off a 20-14 victory over Charlie Batch and the Pittsburgh Steelers. As for the Raiders, well, it’s a different scenario.

Last week, the Raiders played miserably against the Cincinnati Bengals in a 34-10 blowout loss. Tommy Kelly and LaMarr Houston were both ejected from the game after a dreadful brawl broke out in the fourth quarter.

The Oakland Raiders thought that they would finally have running back Darren McFadden back for today’s game, as he has been dealing with a high ankle sprain that he suffered against Tampa Bay a few weeks back. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like he will be able to give it a go, but he is listed as questionable.

It was also reported that Carson Palmer was dealing with a thumb injury earlier in the week, but Dennis Allen said that he “looked fine” during practice. Palmer will still likely start, although Terrelle Pryor will be suiting up this afternoon.

Linebacker Rolando McClain will be inactive as he is serving the first of his two game suspension.

Full Raiders’ injury report: (courtesy of Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com)

OUT
DE Jack Crawford (toe), MLB Rolando McClain (not injury-related), DT Richard Seymour (knee/hamstring).

QUESTIONABLE
RB Mike Goodson (ankle), RB Darren McFadden (ankle).

PROBABLE
SS Tyvon Branch (neck), RB Taiwan Jones (ankle), QB Carson Palmer (right thumb), FB Marcel Reece (hamstring/quadricep)

Topics: Carson Palmer, Cleveland Browns, Darren McFadden, Injury, Injury Report, NFL, Oakland Raiders

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