Photos from the Raiders Week 11 Friday practice - November 14, 2014.
The Raiders concluded the on-field portion of their preparation for their Week 11 match-up against the San Diego Chargers Friday afternoon at their Alameda facility.
After missing practice earlier in the week, both TJ Carrie and Justin Tuck returned to the field as limited participants on Friday and are questionable for Sunday, however, during his post-practice remarks Interim Head Coach Tony Sparano ruled out David Ausberry, Jonathan Dowling, Gabe Jackson and Carlos Rogers the game.
In addition to addressing the health of his team, Coach Sparano spoke about the increased pressure the Oakland defense has been able to apply to opposing quarterbacks in recent weeks.
"We've had some opportunities in the last few games here to create a little bit of pressure by winning one-on-one matchups," said Coach Sparano. "It's not always by bringing pressure, just guys winning one-on-one matchups inside a little bit more."
Although the Raiders are headed out on the road to face off with the Chargers, San Diego has proven to be a welcome environment for the Silver and Black.
"Our fans [are] outstanding, no matter where," Coach Sparano said. "We fully expect that Raider Nation will be out there and it'll be loud and it'll be one of those games where maybe we get to share a little bit of that."
Sunday's game will be the second time that the Raiders and Chargers have squared off in 2014, and DT Pat Sims believes that the team can learn a lot from their Week 6 contest.
"You learn some stuff from the first game and you learn some stuff that they like to do and stuff like that, but at the same time they can switch it up," Sims said. "You just have to be ready for anything that they come with. Just like we're preparing for them, they're preparing for us. It's going to be a good match-up."
The Silver and Black will fly to San Diego tomorrow and will then take on Philip Rivers and the Chargers Sunday afternoon at Qualcomm Stadium.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. PT.