The Oakland Raiders will continue to push through the nightmare at the running back position, as starting back Darren McFadden will miss his third game in a row.
McFadden suffered a high ankle sprain three weeks ago that has kept him out of action. The Raiders are 31st in the league for total rushing yards on the year, not to mention only having three rushing touchdowns so far this season.
Backup running back Mike Goodson who also suffered a high ankle sprain the same game McFadden did, will still remain out of the Raiders’ lineup. The Raiders have only had 224 rushing attempts this year, and with the lack of depth at that position, it seems like they are having a hard time even trying to bother running the ball. Also, the attempts become less crucial when they fall behind so fat like they have been, and have been forced to throw the ball on most downs.
Even though McFadden has been struggling this season, while injured, he still sits at being 25th in total rushing yards. His struggle has been getting more yards per run and game.
It was rumored two weeks ago that McFadden was expected to be healthy enough to play this week against the Cincinnati Bengals, as well as Coach Dennis Allen saying that he expected him back for this game. So, it comes as a surprise to see that he is still not ready, but a high ankle sprain usually needs a month to recover anyway.
It will be interesting to see if the Raiders will win a game without McFadden.