The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 9, and here are the latest weather and injuries reports for this AFC matchup.
In Week 9, the Las Vegas Raiders will once again be playing in the early timeslot, as they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Florida. For both teams, this has been a tough season, as they each only have two wins to date, and are both coming off bad losses to teams they had a real shot at beating.
Of course, we all know about the Raiders being dominated by the New Orleans Saints in a 24-0 loss, their first shutout loss in eight years. For Jacksonville, they have yet to find the formula to win close games, as they have lost their last four games by seven or fewer points in each matchup.
Here, we look at the weather and some key injuries.
Raiders at Jaguars Weather Report
According to Weather.com, the weather for kickoff will be outstanding, as it will be partly cloudy and 83 degrees. There is a threat of some rain around 3PM local time, which would be in the second half of this matchup, but for the most part, the weather is not going to play a factor inside TIAA Bank Field in Week9.
Raiders at Jaguars Injury Report
Once again, the big news this week in terms of Raiders injuries revolves around Darren Waller, their talented tight end who has not played since October 2. Waller will once again work out before the game to see if he can play, but if he cannot, Foster Moreau will have to step up in a bigger way than he has since the injury.
Derek Carr is also dealing with a back injury, but he was a full participant in practice all week, so it should not be an issue Sunday.
As the Raiders travel to Jacksonville for a Week 9 matchup with the Jaguars, let's take a look at three bold predictions for the contest.
Overall, the Raiders are fairly healthy going into this matchup and should have more weapons for Carr than he has had in weeks. If they cannot beat Jacksonville with their full compliment of players, they might as well start looking toward next season.