In the loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Oakland Raiders were without arguably the best wide receiver in Denarius Moore. The veteran wideout has been nursing shoulder injury and as a result will miss a second consecutive game according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk:
On the Oakland side, there isn’t one dominant injury affecting the team but four players have been ruled out for the contest. Wide receiver Denarius Moore(shoulder), safety Tyvon Branch (ankle), linebacker Kevin Burnett (quad) and defensive end Jason Hunter (foot) will all miss the game. Tight end Mychal Rivera and cornerback Mike Jenkins are both questionable because of concussions.
With Moore out once again, rookie Matt McGloin will likely target Rod Streater as his favorite target downfield. Streater and McGloin have quickly built some chemistry in the last few games and that will probably continue in Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.
Along with Moore, the Raiders will also be without some important players on the defensive side of the football. Tyvon Branch, Kevin Burnett and Jason Hunter will all miss the Thanksgiving Day showdown in Dallas.
The four players ruled out may prove costly for the Raiders especially considering the fact it may end up being a total of six. Mychal Rivera and Mike Jenkins may also be forced to watch from the sidelines due to concussions sustained last week.