We told you on Thursday that Oakland Raiders running back Taiwan Jones would likely be carrying the load against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. On Friday, Raiders coach Dennis Allen made things a little more official.
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Running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson were both ruled out for Week 10, as expected. Defensive lineman Richard Seymour is also out.
The Raiders are a hard team to figure out. They have battled to the end of most games and quarteback Carson Palmer has racked up passing yards, but they can't get anything done on the ground. The defense has probably grown worse under Allen.
Any realistic chance for the Raiders to stay in the AFC West will be out the window if they fall to 3-6.