While the Buffalo Bills remain relatively healthy (yeah, we're knocking on wood) for their Week 2 tilt with the Oakland Raiders, the visiting team enter this contest decidedly banged up on a short work week.
Buffalo lists four players on their Week 2 injury report, while the Raiders list a whopping dozen. Not all of the news is bad for them, however, as key players such as defensive tackle Richard Seymour (ribs), wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey (knee) and tight end Kevin Boss (knee) all practiced Friday, are listed as questionable, and will likely be on the field. The same is true of starting safety Michael Huff (groin).
The Raiders are not so fortunate elsewhere, with wide receiver being the big problem area. Though Heyward-Bey looks set to go, Jacoby Ford (hamstring) and Louis Murphy (groin) will both be out, meaning that Chaz Schilens, Derek Hagan, Nick Miller and rookie Denarius Moore could be seeing significant playing time at receiver. Moore is a particularly intriguing prospect. Ford's absence is the costliest for Oakland, as he is a proven and electrifying return specialist.
Defensive back Mike Mitchell (knee) will also sit this one out. Jason Campbell (foot), Darren McFadden (shoulder), Jarvis Moss (foot), Chris Johnson (groin) and Joe Porter (concussion) are all listed as probable and will likely play.