The weather for the Oakland Raiders home opener against the Cleveland Browns is expected to be much more mild than the one they played against the Miami Dolphins last year.
That’s because the Browns are expected to field a healthy team this week, and it’s going to be a homecoming for the Raiders.
On Monday, they’ll get to play in their home opener for the first time since 2012.
But this is the first home game for the current coaching staff, so they won’t have any of the familiar faces and veterans.
Instead, they will get to see rookie quarterback Derek Carr and rookie running back Darren McFadden as they prepare to face the Browns.
In the first half, the Raiders will likely be without a starting offensive lineman, although they will likely have some key players in the lineup.
Carr, who started the first six games of his rookie season, will be the starter.
The Raiders will be relying heavily on rookie running backs Andre Williams and Maurice Jones-Drew, who combined for 1,811 yards on the ground in 2016.
And McFadden will be used heavily in the passing game, where he has averaged 3.9 yards per carry in his first two games.
It will be a familiar sight for fans in Oakland, with the Raiders leading the NFL in yards per game at the moment.
But they’re also the most inconsistent team in the league, which could mean a lot of things, including how they handle a team coming off a bye week.
The Ravens have won just four games in their last six, including a 10-0 start to the year, so it’s not out of the question that they could be without an offense this week.
But with the Ravens being in the NFC North and playing the Cowboys on Thursday night, it could mean they have to go out and take a shot at their first win of the season.
Here’s a look at the Raiders’ projected starting lineup and key players:QB Derek Carr (1,812 yards, 12 TD, 4 INTs, 31.5 passer rating)The Raiders need to be able to go from zero to 100 in less than 20 minutes, and Carr is the only quarterback in the NFL with more yards per attempt.
Carr is one of the best passers in the game right now, which is why he has been able to get away with so many big plays.
He’s thrown for more than 4,000 yards in every season since his rookie year in 2013, including 4,965 yards last season.
But the Raiders can’t just rely on Carr to run the ball all day.
The offense is going to need to find its rhythm.
Carreras best option is to throw a few quick passes, as he has the ability to get open with the ball in his hands and create separation for his receivers.
The second option is the shotgun, where Carr throws the ball from the shotgun.
He has the accuracy to hit deep throws and make them on the money.
But Carr’s best option on that is to play on the run, where his legs are a bit better.
He can create separation on the perimeter and attack the edge with his feet.
Carrying his offense on the other hand, is the ability of the offensive line to create havoc on the edge.
The offensive line has been one of this team’s most important pieces, and that could be an issue for them against the Browns defense.
The Browns have one of their top run blockers, left guard Zack Martin, and center Travis Swanson, who both are capable of blocking on the interior of the line.
If the Browns want to go that route, they’re going to have to rely on a combination of the two.
But if the Raiders want to get pressure on the quarterback, they need to use a lot more players.
This is where the line could have issues.
Cameron Erving (6.5 sacks, 4 QB hits, 15 QB hurries)Carrers best weapon could be his pass rush.
He was one of only two players in NFL history to record more sacks than touchdowns in 2016, and he’s one of just two players with at least 20.5 QB hits in his career.
He also has the athleticism to play the run and play the ball with the best of them, and has shown the ability not to lose his focus on the game.
That ability to go downfield and disrupt the quarterback could lead to a lot for Erving.
He could also be a huge liability for the Browns secondary, who is going through a major rebuild.
The defensive line is going be one of Oakland’s biggest concerns this season.
If Carr is able to stay healthy and get the ball to the running backs, it’ll be a different story.
The defense will have a lot to prove in 2016 and beyond.
But the Raiders have shown a willingness to go against their own best interests.
And they’ve proven to be an underrated team.
This could be the first of many times the Raiders beat