The effectiveness of the Raiders' rushing attack will go a long way in deciding the outcome of their playoff push.
The run game was throttled, the protection was shoddy and Derek Carr gave the ball away with uncharacteristic frequency. A Las Vegas offense that had been remarkably efficient for most of the season fell flat in a lopsided loss last week at Atlanta and must get back in rhythm quickly if the Raiders hope to make a late-season playoff push. ''We put it behind us,'' Carr said Wednesday about the performance in a 43-6 loss to the Falcons.
The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons released their initial Week 13 injury reports following their Wednesday practice sessions.