It’s Friday which of course means it’s time for my weekly bold predictions for the Oakland Raiders. And as always, we will start by taking a look at how I did with my bold predictions last weekend. Unfortunately, after the beat down that the Raiders took on Sunday Night Football, this review probably won’t be so much fun so let’s just get it over with.
LAST WEEK’S PREDICTIONS
1 - Derek Carr throws for over yards 325
Yeah, no, not so much. It was Derek Carr’s worst game as a professional and he wasn’t able to come anywhere near the 325 yards I predicted. In fact, the offense as a whole only barely put 100 yards on the board. And the only reason they hit 100 yards is because of a garbage time drive at the end of the fourth quarter when Washington was no longer playing strong defense.
2 - Raiders defense holds Washington running backs to under 100 yards
You know, as bad as Sunday was, the Raiders run defense wasn’t bad. The Raiders didn’t keep them under 100 yards but they didn’t get a whole lot more, finishing the day with 114 yards. As I noted earlier this week, the defense was not the issue on Sunday, that loss falls entirely on the offense.
3 - Raiders win by two scores
HA! Well, they lost by more than two scores so this one wasn’t even close. The Raiders lost by 17 and to be perfectly honest, they are lucky that’s all they lost by. That was a game that felt more like 52-10 instead of 27-10.
Heading into last week I was 2-4 on the season. With three misses this week, I fall to 2-7 on the season. Let’s see if i can improve on that record this weekend.