The Raiders by the numbers

The Raiders by the numbers
November 10, 2012, 12:45 am
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Oakland comes to Baltimore for Sunday's game with a 3-5 record and trying to stay relevant in the AFC West. They have two things working very much against them on Sunday: The Ravens have won a league-best 14 straight home games, and under John Harbaugh, the Ravens are 27-5 against teams with losing records.

Here are some other enlightening numbers about the Raiders:

0: Number of wins in the Raiders' last 7 games in the Eastern time zone.

1: Number of carries this season by Taiwan Jones, expected to be the starting running back on Sunday. The Raiders' top two running backs, Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, have both been ruled out for Sunday's game with high ankle sprains.

3: The number of sacks by defensive tackle Richard Seymour this season. But like the Raiders' running backs, Seymour, the team leader in sacks, is also banged up and has been ruled out for sunday with a hamstring injury.

7: Number of Pro Bowl berths for Raiders punter Shane Lechler, including the past five in a row. Lechler ranks eighth in the league this season with an average of 48.0 yards per punt.

9: Number of career wins over the Ravens for Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. As a member of the Bengals from 2004-10, Palmer had a 9-4 record against the Ravens, with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

34: Number of points scored by the Raiders in their win (34-31) over the Steelers in Week 3. The Raiders rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and won on a 43-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski on the game's final play.

40: The approximate number of tickets being left for family and friends by Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. He played high school ball at McDonogh, just a long post pattern from the Ravens practice facility in Owings Mills, and then starred at Maryland.

47: The number of consecutive field goals of 40 yards or less made by Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski. He is 19-for-20 overall this year, with his only miss coming from 64 yards against Jacksonville.

61: The career-high number of passes thrown by Carson Palmer against Tampa Bay last week. He was 39-for-61 for 414 yards, the fourth-highest total in Raiders history.

251: The number of yards Tampa Bay rookie Doug Martin ran for against the Raiders last week in the Raiders' 42-32 loss. "We have to tackle better," Raiders first-year coach Dennis Allen said.

28,692: The number of miles the Raiders will travel this season, the most in the NFL.