When the Oakland Raiders were blown right out of the water by Washington on Sunday Night Football, many began to question the legitimacy of this team.
Were the Titans just not ready for the season and the Raiders got lucky with their timing?
Were the Jets really just so bad that you can’t take much from a win, even a lopsided one?
Was Washington the only real test for the Raiders thus far?
I even saw Raiders fans questioning whether or not this team would be able to make the playoffs. And while those reactions may seem a bit over the top, it’s understandable given how thoroughly the team got waxed. We haven’t seen a beat down like this in the Jack Del Rio era. To find a game this poor in quality, you need to go back to the game in London that resulted in Dennis Allen being fired and a football being buried on the practice field.
But is it really that bad?
The short answer is that we won’t know until the Raiders take the field in Denver this upcoming Sunday.