After getting shredded by starting quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Matt Stafford, the Raiders will have to work out their problems on pass defense against Aaron Rodgers.
While coach Dennis Allen stressed the positives Saturday after the previous evening's 27-26 win over the Detroit Lions, it's clear the Raiders have some work to do with their first-team pass defense.
Stafford completed 9 of 10 passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns, a 28-yard strike to Golden Tate against Tarell Brown and a 4-yard pass to Kris Durham. A week earlier, the Minnesota Vikings' Cassel was 5 for 6 for 62 yards in his lone possession, which resulted in a touchdown.
The Raiders did force a three-and-out in Stafford's third-possession Friday.
For those keeping score, starting quarterbacks are 14 of 16 for 150 yards and two touchdowns -- a passer rating of 145.3 that would make Peyton Manning envious. Four possessions, three touchdowns.
Next up are the Green Bay Packers and Rodgers, who ranks with Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees as the most efficient quarterbacks in the NFL over the past several years.
Four possessions is an admittedly small sample size, and Allen remembers some similar struggles during the exhibition season a year ago before the Raiders opened the regular season and played decent football.
"It's not a finished product, but it's not a huge concern of mine," Allen told reporters during a conference call. "I think last year we were kind of in the same boat.
"When you have that many new players and that many changing parts, it takes awhile to get that part of your defense down. I'm confident when we kick off (Sept. 7) against the Jets, we'll play good defense."
Carr was knocked out of the game when defensive end Larry Webster chased him from behind and took him to the ground. Even if Carr were to be cleared, Allen said, there are no plans to have him work with the first team this week.
Rookie defensive tackle Justin Ellis, who left the Minnesota game with a concussion, has not been cleared to practice.
An ankle injury to safety Tyvon Branch is not considered serious and is not related to the broken ankle that ended his season last year, Allen said.
Safety Usama Young, out with a quad injury since the team conditioning drill entering training camp, might practice this week, Allen said. Cornerback DJ Hayden and guard Lucas Nix are not close, however, increasing the likelihood one or both could be placed on the regular-season physically-unable-to-perform list, meaning they would miss a minimum of six games.
"I get a ton of questions about Khalil Mack and where he's at," Allen said. "When you watch the tape, the sack totals, the tackle totals, those things can be misleading ... it doesn't mean you're not being a productive player. I thought Khalil was much improved as to where he was last week. I think you're going to see a lot of good things out of Khalil Mack."
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