Week 9 kicks off on Thursday, November 1 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime) with a battle of the Bay Area as the Oakland Raiders travel to Levi’s Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers. Thursday marks the 14th overall meeting between the two teams with the Raiders leading the series, 7-6. In their last game, Oakland quarterback DEREK CARR completed 22 of 28 passes (78.6 percent) for 254 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a career-high 140.2 passer rating in the Raiders’ 24-13 win over San Francisco on December 7, 2014.
Last week, Carr passed for 244 yards with three touchdown passes and no interceptions for a 136.6 passer rating and tight end JARED COOK had a team-high 74 receiving yards and a score in the Raiders’ loss to Indianapolis. Carr, who has completed 72 percent of his passes and has 2,027 passing yards this season, is one of three quarterbacks in the NFL with at least 2,000 passing yards and a completion percentage of 70 or higher in 2018, joining Atlanta’s MATT RYAN and Minnesota’s KIRK COUSINS. Cook ranks fourth among NFL tight ends with 474 receiving yards and ties for fourth with three touchdown catches in 2018.
San Francisco wide receiver MARQUISE GOODWIN caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from quarterback C.J. BEATHARD and kicker ROBBIE GOULD connected on both of his field-goal attempts in the 49ers’ Week 8 loss at Arizona. 49ers linebacker FRED WARNER, who tied for the team lead with seven tackles last week, ranks second among all NFL rookies with 65 tackles. San Francisco cornerback RICHARD SHERMAN ties for fourth among active players with 32 career interceptions.