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HOUSTON - OCTOBER 04: Cornerback Chris Johnson #37 of the Oakland Raiders intercepts a pass intended for wide receiver Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans in the first half at Reliant Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Facing the New York Giants defensive line is a tough enough task for an offensive line in the best of circumstances. The banged-up Oakland Raiders have to do it this week with backups in three of the five spots.
Left tackle Mario Henderson views this as a good opportunity to "go out there and make a name for ourselves."
Henderson is one of two starters who will be in his usual spot this week, along with right guard Cooper Carlisle. Starting left guard Robert Gallery is out with a broken bone in his left leg and right tackle Cornell Green is sidelined with a strained calf.
Those injuries will likely force center Chris Morris to move to left guard, and backup center Samson Satele and backup tackle Erik Pears into the starting lineup.