Blackout lifted for Sunday
Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin was voted Rookie of the Week after completing 18-of-32 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions against the Houston Texans last Sunday in his first NFL start, according to the team’s official website.
The Raiders won 28-23, snapping a two-game losing skid, and McGloin has been named to start Sunday when Oakland hosts Tennessee.
But the Raiders will be without leading receiver Denarius Moore and starting running back Darren McFadden against the Titans, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle via Twitter:
Denarius Moore ruled out for Sunday’s game, as is Darren McFadden. #Raiders
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) November 22, 2013
Moore injured his shoulder in the win over the Texans and McFadden hasn’t played since Nov. 3 because of a hamstring injury.
Andre Holmes will likely make his first NFL start in place of Moore on Sunday, while Rashad Jennings will start his third straight game at running back. He had 150 yards on 22 carries in Houston, including an 80-yard touchdown gallop that included running over Texans safery D.J. Swearinger.
In another piece of good news for Bay Area Raider fans, the game with Tennessee will be televised locally. The Raiders got a 24-hour extension to the blackout deadline and the team announced Friday afternoon that the blackout rules will not go into effect Sunday. (h/t San Jose Mercury News)