Las Vegas looking to regroup on road in Atlanta
The Las Vegas Raiders are looking to bounce back from its first divisional loss with a win in the team’s last outing against NFC South competition.
The Raiders will travel to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta to play the Falcons Sunday, Nov. 29.
Kickoff is scheduled for 10 a.m.
Vegas still sits at second place in the AFC West with a 6-4 overall record and a date with the New York Jets looming next week.
In addition, the Raiders are in the seventh spot in the conference just ahead of the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins.
Meanwhile, the Falcons are 3-7 and are in last place in the NFC South.
More importantly, Atlanta is second to last in the conference just ahead of the 3-8 Dallas Cowboys.
This year, Vegas has a 4-1 record on the road facing an Atlanta team with a 1-4 at home.
Against the NFC South this season, the Raiders have a 2-1 record while averaging over 29 points per game.
The team’s only loss in the division came on Oct. 25 to Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Much like any team, this offense will only go as far as its field general, quarterback Derek Carr, will take them.
Carr ranks fifth in the league with a 69.7 completion percentage, throwing for 2,431 yards with 19 touchdowns to just three interceptions.
He has the second-lowest number of interceptions of any quarterback with at least 300 pass attempts.
So far, his quarterback rating is 108.7 for the season.
Tight end Darren Waller is continuing to round into one of the brightest future stars of the league.
He has 60 receptions on the season, gaining over 500 yards with five touchdowns.
His 60 catches ranks him 14th in the league and second among tight ends behind only Travis Kelce of Kansas City with 66.
On the ground, second-year running back Josh Jacobs has emerged as the workhorse back head coach Jon Gruden expected him to be coming out of Alabama.
Jacobs ranks third in the league with 199 carries and fourth in the NFL with 755 yards, also adding nine touchdowns on the ground.
However, this Raider defense will be taking on a Falcon offense that at times has looked elite.
Atlanta has scored 39 points in a loss earlier this season and won a game after scoring 40.
Moreover, the team has scored at least 25 points in six of the team’s 10 games.
Vegas safety Jeff Heath will be patrolling the middle of the field with his team-leading three interceptions, tying him for eighth in the league.
Fellow safety Erik Harris (calf) and defensive end Clelin Ferrell (not-injury related) are both listed as questionable heading into Sunday’s game.
For Atlanta, defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. is listed as questionable ahead of the contest.
The all-time series is tied at seven apiece.
The Vegas franchise has lost its last four meetings against Atlanta, being outscored 127-58 along the way.
November 26, 2000 marks the last win for the Raiders over the Falcons.