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The Raiders may throw the ball even less this week

Jacoby Ford, Chris Clemons

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford (12) makes a catch over Miami Dolphins safety Chris Clemons (30) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


In an era of unprecedented passing numbers, the 2011 Raiders are old school. Jason Campbell only threw the ball 22 times for 105 yards in Oakland’s Week One win.

There’s reason to believe they won’t throw the ball any more in Week Two.

Wideouts Louis Murphy and Jacoby Ford were both ruled out by the team on Friday. Starter Darrius Heyward-Bey is also questionable. Look for Chaz Schilens, rookie Denarius Moore, and Derek Hagan to play more.

Even if the Oakland wideouts were healthy, a run-first approach makes sense against a Bills team that has traditionally struggled to stop the run. (Yes, Buffalo’s rush defense looks better. On paper.)

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour and free safety Michael Huff both returned to practice Friday, but they are listed as questionable.