Crabtree has played well when he's been on the field for the Raiders this season.
Each team needs to stop a skid, while trying to extend the other's.
Carr will be out at 2-6 weeks after suffering a transverse process fracture in his back during the Raiders (2-2) loss to Denver in Week 4. A first-round pick in 2013, Manuel began his rookie season a starter but got benched the next year.
The Ravens have their own issues at quarterback, although it's not about health.
Baltimore also has lost two games in a row after starting out 2-0. It's the first time the Raiders failed to get a first down in consecutive first quarters since 2008. The Ravens were destroyed in London by the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3, and then failed to do much on offense against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.
Four years later, the Ravens could face Manuel again. unless Carr makes an unexpected return. If Oakland wants to avoid a third straight defeat it's going to take a total team effort; It also wouldn't hurt if the coaching staff actually put together a solid game plan. Despite throwing an interception, and losing a fumble, as well as getting hit all night, he managed to complete 30 of 40 passes for 303 yards and a touchdown. West started and produced 17 yards on two carries before exiting.
"I'm looking at it as an opportunity that's before me right now", Manuel said. "[It's been] described to me as a chance to play this week".
Once upon a time, some people considered Flacco among the group of elite quarterbacks in the National Football League, thanks in part to his success as a starter and helping lead his team to a Super Bowl title in 2012. The Ravens know he's better than that.
Quarterback Joe Flacco is going to show up.