Raiders vs. Atlanta at a glance

Published: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 4C
Last Modified: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 - 9:29 am

A look at today's Raiders game vs. Atlanta, including: game information, matchup to watch, three keys to the game and injury report.

RAIDERS GAME AT A GLANCE

Opponent: At Atlanta Falcons

Time: 10 a.m.

Line: Falcons by 9

Records: Raiders 1-3, Falcons 5-0

TV/Radio: Ch. 13 (Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf), 950, 1140

MATCHUP TO WATCH

Raiders secondary vs. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan

Ryan has thrown 13 touchdown passes against just three interceptions. His passer rating of 106.1 is second overall behind Alex Smith (108.7) of the 49ers. The Raiders' revamped secondary, which was supposed to allow its defenders more opportunities to make plays on passes, doesn't have an interception yet.

THREE KEYS TO GAME

• Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer needs to find his receivers downfield. Through four games, the Raiders' top receiver is running back Darren McFadden with 18 catches.

• The Raiders, with just one rushing touchdown, will try to run the ball more when they get into the red zone.

• The Raiders' defense needs to tighten up against the No. 6 offense in the league. Oakland gives up an average of 31.3 points per game while Atlanta's offense averages 29.6.

INJURY REPORT

RAIDERS

• Out: T Khalif Barnes (groin), TE Richard Gordon (hamstring), CB Shawntae Spencer (foot)

• Questionable: DT Tommy Kelly (foot)

• Probable: TE David Ausberry (shoulder), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion), K Sebastian Janikowski (left groin), RB Taiwan Jones (shoulder), RB Darren McFadden (shoulder), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder), C Alex Parsons (shoulder), DT Richard Seymour (knee)

FALCONS

• Out: TE Michael Palmer (shoulder), RB Antone Smith (hamstring)

• Questionable:

DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), LB Stephen Nicholas (ankle)

• Probable: WR Kevin Cone (knee), WR D.J. Davis (knee), DT Peria Jerry (thigh), C Todd McClure (pectoral), S William Moore (hip), G Garrett Reynolds (back), CB Dunta Robinson (shoulder)

– Victor Contreras

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