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Struggling through injuries on defense, the Raiders face the tallest of tasks taking on an explosive Atlanta offense in Week 6.
The Raiders have struggled on defense for several years, and the first four games of 2012 have been no different. With injuries to both starting CBs Ron Bartell and Shawntae Spencer, the secondary is extremely thin. So much so that FS Michael Huff has been starting at CB in recent weeks, and the team is just one of two in the NFL without an interception thus far.
Heading into Atlanta, this secondary faces the toughest of tasks that the NFL has to offer. Falcons WRs Roddy White, Julio Jones and TE Tony Gonzalez make for likely the best group in the league. QB Matt Ryan is having no trouble getting the ball to them, and is looking to be having the best season of his young career.
Look for the Falcons to attack through the air from the game's outset, and for the Raiders, so far allowing an opponent completion percentage of 71.5 percent, to have no answer for it. If the offense can't stay on the field and keep the ball out of Matt Ryan's hand, it will prove to be a very long and high scoring day for the Raiders defense.