Raiders: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 12

Having won on the road for the first time this season and ending their two-game losing streak in the process, the Oakland Raiders encounter a whole new hurdle in preparation for their game against the Tennessee Titans.

The issue at hand for coach Dennis Allen and his staff is whether to let Matt McGloin have another start or to turn the offense back over to Terrelle Pryor, provided, of course, Pryor is healthy.

If that’s not a quarterback controversy, it’s as close to one as you can get.

There are a few other things on Allen’s plate this week.  The wide receivers are still having problems holding onto the ball, the offensive line is battered and the defense continues to have trouble handling the no-huddle.

Here are some of the top items to consider heading into Week 12.

Pryor took last week off to rest his swollen right knee. The hope is that the additional rest will expedite getting him back on the field, but after the way Matt McGloin played against Houston, the Raiders might be tempted to have Pryor sit out one more week. McFadden hasn’t shown much progress with his hamstring injury and will be questionable to play.

As for the newcomers on the list, the Raiders caught a big break when an MRI test on right guard Mike Brisiel’s injured knee came back negative and expectations are that he will be back able to practice this week. The other four (Holmes, Moore, Hunter and Muir) also underwent MRI tests Monday but the results were not immediately available.

The Broncos did what no other team, including the Raiders, had been able to do when they beat the Chiefs and ended their perfect 9-0 start. Now the two teams are tied atop the division standings, with a rematch at Arrowhead Stadium right around the corner in Week 13.

Oakland’s win over Houston, coupled with the Chargers’ loss to Miami, moved the Raid...

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