Raiders: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 11

A second straight loss to a sub-.500 team has put a serious dent into whatever hopes the Oakland Raiders had of turning their season around.

There is still time, of course. First, coach Dennis Allen’s team needs to do something it hasn’t yet achieved: win a road game.

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s apparent regression over the past month has raised the question of whether undrafted backup Matt McGloin should be given a shot at running the offense. Barring injury, that’s not likely to happen, but it does illustrate the seriousness of the Raiders’ current situation.

Pryor gets another shot at turning the offense around in Week 11 when Oakland travels to Houston in an attempt to win on the road for the first time this year and only the second time under Allen’s watch.

Here are a few things to keep in mind heading into Week 11.


AFC West summary

The Kansas City Chiefs got a well-deserved break with the bye week, but now things get really interesting in the division. The Denver Broncos, coming off a 28-20 win over the Chargers, are one game back of Kansas City and can move into a tie for first place when the two teams meet Sunday night in Denver. They’ll get together again two weeks later at Arrowhead Stadium.

San Diego is somehow still in the Wild Card race, but not firmly. That’s what made the Raiders’ last two games so critical. Had they won both, or even split, they’d be in the mix for a potential playoff run.

As it is, Oakland will almost have to run the table and get plenty of outside help as well.


Injury report

One of the few positives from Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants was that the Raiders emerged with no major injuries.

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s sore right knee was clearly affecting him in the game and limited his mob...

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