Allen: Carr Will Start Opener
Carr beat out vetearn Matt Schaub, who struggled during Oakland's exhibition season. Schaub, acquired by by the Raiders from the Houston Texans during in the offseason, was 24 of 47 passing for 218 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in three exhibition games.
Carr completed 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns in Oakland's preseason finale against the Seattle Seahawks. Schaub sat out the game reportedly with elbow soreness. During his rookie preseason, Carr comnpleted 30 of 45 passes (66.7 percent) for 326 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. His passer rating was 108.2.
Raiders 32nd In NFL Attendance
Oakland averaged 50,444 fans for its eight regular-season home games at O.co Coliseum. The Coliseum has a listed football capacity of 53,200.
The Dallas Cowboys ranked first in 2013 NFL attendance with an average of 88,043 fans followed by the New York Giants (80,148), Green Bay Packers (77,947), Washington Redskins (77,220) and the New York Jets (76,957).
The bottom five teams in 2013 NFL attendance are the Raiders, St. Louis Rams (56,947), Pittsburgh Steelers (57,311), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (58,818) and Jacksonville Jaguars (59,940).
The Raiders also ranked 32nd in home attendance in the 2012, 2010 and 2009 seasons. They were 29th in the 2011 season.
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AFL Lives On
Along with the Raiders, the other seven AFL originals are:
Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Boston Patriots (now New England Patriots), Houston Oilers (now Tennessee Titans), Dallas Texans (now Kansas City Chiefs) Chiefs, New York Titans (now New York Jets) and Los Angeles Chargers (now San Diego Chargers).
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