The Oakland Raiders have lost three games in a row and everyone is scrambling to figure out what’s going on. Is it the coaches? Is it the offensive line? Is it the offense? Is it the defense?
The answer is yes, it’s all of those things and more.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a team that just needs to polish up a few things and everything goes back to normal. There are a lot of issues plaguing the Raiders at the moment, and that’s part of the reason why a bad loss in Washington has turned into three bad losses and falling below .500 for the year.
You name it and the Raiders have had problems with it at some point during this losing streak.
Coming out flat? Check.
Poor coaching decisions? Check.
Stupid mistakes by players? Check.
Losing the battle at the line of scrimmage? Check.
Losing the turnover battle? Check.
Giving up big plays? Check.
Inconsistent play? Check.
Big name stars failing to step up? Check.
Poor play on both sides of the ball? Check.