The Raiders take on the San Diego Chargers in less than 48 hours, and a whopping 17 players are on Tuesday's injury report.
While players like Richard Seymour and Stanford Routt have had impressive seasons, the Raiders' defensive unit as a whole still has a lot of work to do, especially against the run.
Led by Darren McFadden's stellar start to the season, the Raiders' offense was at one time in a groove. But Run DMC's injury and the challenge of adjusting to a new quarterback has forced the unit to take a step back.
While Sebastian Janikowski and Shane Lechler are bright spots for the Raiders, the special teams units has also looked lost at times, such as on Eddie Royal's game-winning punt return Sunday against the Broncos.
Despite being medically cleared for Sunday's game against the Broncos, the four-year, 16 million free-agent signee saw limited action. Does he know why?