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2-8, 4th in AFC West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Peters has two interceptions this season: In his hometown of Oakland to close out the Raiders on Monday Night Football, and against his former team, the Kansas City Chiefs, to win one of the greatest Monday Night Football games ever.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden, when asked if there are certain quarterbacks he could "bark at" more than others: "I'm a big cheerleader sometimes. I'm very positive a lot of the time. every once in awhile, I think you have to make your points in some different ways. Sometimes raising your voice… I look ridiculous to some people, but I want urgency. I want to have some urgency to get things right. It doesn't mean I'm always right, either. Derek (Carr) pointed that out to me yesterday. So be it."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Receiver Keon Hatcher has re-signed with the Raiders and is on the team's 53-man roster. Brandon LaFell, who tore an Achilles' tendon in Sunday's win at Arizona, was placed on Injured Reserve as the corresponding roster move. "It's a big loss for us," Raiders coach Jon Gruden said of LaFell. "He did a lot of things for us. Played multiple positions. We're going to miss him. He's going to be a hard guy to replace." Hatcher, who was on the Raiders' initial 53-man roster in September, had been on the Packers' practice squad. The Raiders also waived rookie receiver Saeed Blacknall, giving Oakland 52 players on its 53-man roster. Justin Ellis, on IR since Week 2, could be activated to take that spot.

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2dPaul Gutierrez

Gruden, Carr: Not the first time we've gone at it

Both Jon Gruden and Derek Carr insisted the heated conversation between coach and quarterback late in the first half of the Oakland Raiders' 23-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals was not their first such discussion.

Carr and Gruden laugh off confrontation (1:12)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Carr, on his WR corps, which have lost Amari Cooper to trade and Jordy Nelson, Martavis Bryant and Brandon LaFell to injury this season: "It's like Thanos snapped his finger and they all disappeared."

Carlson's FG wins it for Raiders (0:29)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Of course, a thousand times of course, the goal is to win the game, as Herm Edwards, who coaches now at nearby Arizona State, would tell you. But by beating the Cardinals on a last-second 35-yard Daniel Carlson field goal, 23-21, the Raiders may have lost their way to the top draft pick come April's draft. The Raiders are now 2-8 while the Cardinals are also now 2-8, as are the 49ers. With a loss, the Raiders would have had a 73 percent chance at the top pick, per FPI, but those chances moved to 22 percent with the win. Still, this was a feel-good win for a team in desperate need of some positive vibes. And who knows, maybe coach Jon Gruden getting after quarterback Derek Carr on the sidelines in the first half sparked a little something.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders are down to three healthy receivers after Brandon LaFell suffered an Achilles' injury making an acrobatic catch in the third quarter. Dwayne Harris suffered a chest injury in the first half and later ran into a camera on the sideline during a punt return. The healthy wideouts – Seth Roberts and rookies Marcell Ateman (a seventh-round draft pick) and Saeed Blacknall (a UDFA). Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant were both out with knee injuries.

LaFell makes leaping catch on 3rd down (0:20)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Sloppy? Ugly? Fiery? Check, check and most definitely. The Raiders are tied with the Cardinals at 14-all at halftime in a game that will go a long way toward deciding which team gets the No. 1 draft pick. A positive for Oakland – all 14 of the Raiders' points have come off turnovers, and entering the game, they had scored 21 points off turnovers for the whole season, all vs. the Browns in Week 4. Fiery? Jon Gruden got after Derek Carr pretty good after Carr throw a deep ball out of bounds to Jalen Richard. And per the team's radio broadcast, the conversation got so heated on the sideline that tight end Lee Smith, a close friend of Carr, “grabbed” Gruden by the back of the neck to calm things down.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders inactives vs. Cardinals: WR Martavis Bryant, WR Jordy Nelson, DE Fadol Brown, OL Denver Kirkland, LB Emmanuel Lamur, OT Justin Murray, OL Ian Silberman

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

As noted earlier, receivers Martavis Bryant and Jordy Nelson have both been ruled OUT by the Raiders for Sunday's game at Arizona. Also, the Raiders had to move practice offsite to an indoor facility for the second time in as many days due to poor air quality from the Camp Fire. "Pretty much wallkthrough," said Raiders coach Jon Gruden. "Practicing in an indoor ice rink that was transferred into a soccer field so we didn't have much room to get the splits and get the routes but I'm not going to make any excuses. We're not the only people dealing with adversity right now." Gruden has also offered his thoughts to those affected by the fires.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Receivers Jordy Nelson (knee) and Martavis Bryant (knee) are both listed as OUT by the Raiders for Sunday's game at Arizona.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

No changes to the Raiders injury report for Thursday as it was an estimation after the team was forced indoors to an offsite facility for a walkthrough due to "Very Unhealthy" air quality. The AQI for Alameda was 246 at 3 pm PT.

Bruschi and Woodson like Arizona (0:54)
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Barnwell Show: Lindsay Jones & Katherine Terrell talk AFC

Bill welcomes Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to talk AFC West, including how the Chiefs look in their preparations for a big MNF matchup with the Rams (0:55) as well as if Vance Joseph (19:35) and Derek Carr (30:42) are in trouble in Denver and Oakland respectively. Plus, Katherine Terrell joins to talk AFC North, including Hue Jackson's return to Cincy (38:04) and what Le'Veon Bell's next move may be (1:04:01).

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson said he would have liked for Derek Carr to extend the 4th-and-5 play late in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, rather than throw it away as he did. "Especially in that situation, the fourth down situation, you try to keep the play alive as long as you can," Olson said. "You sprint out and scramble and try to get it with your feet or reverse direction but try to put the ball in play to somebody.” The playcall was a short pass to running back Jalen Richard. But with Richard covered and pressure coming, Carr threw the ball at Richard's feet. Coach Jon Gruden, meanwhile, blamed himself earlier in the week. “It was a terrible call by me," Gruden said. "There wasn't a lot he could have done. He could have been Fran Tarkenton and done a 360 and reversed the field a few times. There wasn't much there. You got to (blame) the play caller with that outcome.” Carr stood by his decision. "I ripped my chin strap off," he said. "I said some things. Everyone wishes it was different, but it is what it is. I wish I could explain it in a better way, but it sucks.” And this from Carr's brother David on Twitter: "It's a screen, it's covered, throwing it at his feet is the only option."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Due to poor air quality, the Raiders are moving practice to an off-site indoor facility.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Jordy Nelson (bone bruise on a knee) and Martavis Bryant (PCL) were working out in the team's rehab pool during practice on Wednesday.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders' Week 14 home game against the Steelers has been flexed OUT of the prime time spot that Sunday night, the NFL announced. Originally scheduled for a 5:20 p.m. PT kickoff on NBC Dec. 9, the game will now kickoff at 1:25 p.m. PT on Fox.

Team Stats

Passing Yards244.6
Rushing Yards102.6
Points For17.03rd
Points Against29.3