The Oakland Raiders will be going to war with the New York Jets this Sunday without a number of important players due to injury, including a slew offensive weapons against the stiff Jets defense.
Wide receivers Nick Miller and Louis Murphy, running back Jacoby Ford, and tight end David Ausberry all won't be suiting up for the Silver and Black this afternoon, severely limiting Jason Campbell and the rest of the Raiders offense with all these weapons on the sideline. Veteran offensive tackle Stephon Heyer won't be playing either, another big loss to the O-line trying to protect Campbell and let him do his job.
Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke and safety Mike Miller will be the only members of the defense not ready to go at the sold out Coliseum, as the rest of the D will be out to stop Mark Sanchez and his quiver full of talent with the Jets.
Oakland Tribute beat writer Jerry McDonald speculates that Taiwan Jones and Denarius Moore will split kick off and punt return duties, which likely will be the case with all these injuries. Look for both to have an impact this afternoon, with Jones hopefully showcasing some of the lightning speed in the special teams game.
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