3yThe Falcons drafted Matt Ryan 3rd overall in the 2008 NFL Draft, and selected left tackle Sam Baker 18 picks later. The Raiders are hoping Carter, who will make his Oakland debut, blows by Baker and gets ample pressure on Ryan.
3yThe Raiders haven't played on artificial turf indoors since last Nov. 20 in Minnesota.
3yMichael Huff famously said this offseason he was looking forward to playing in a "real" defense. Due to injuries to both starting cornerbacks, he was forced to change positions, with no time to ease into it.
3yDarrius Heyward-Bey left his last game on a gurney. He'll be tasked with avoiding former Cal Bear and Falcons ballhawk Thomas DeCoud on Sunday.
3yAnthony Wayne Smith, the 11th overall pick in the 1990 NFL draft who spent eight years with the Raiders, has been ordered to stand trial for four murders and could face the death penalty.
3yTommy Kelly returned to practice on Friday and is expected to play Sunday vs. the Falcons, as is Andre Carter, who will be making his Raiders debut.
3yIn 22 career games against the Raiders, all with the Chiefs, Gonzalez has 110 catches for 1,473 yards with eight touchdowns. How will Tyvon Branch and the Raiders' secondary try to slow him down on Sunday?
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