The Raiders cannot possibly get any worse, right? Oakland finished 5-11 remaining season for its NFL-report seventh consecutive season with as a minimum 11 losses, and the Raiders are 29-83 considering the fact that dropping to Tampa Bay in super Bowl XXXVII.

but most likely Oakland can have a bit addition through subtraction this season after chopping free overweight, unmotivated 2007 No. 1 general choose JaMarcus Russell, who may go down as the largest draft bust ever. closing season Russell achieved best forty eight.eight percent of his passes and had three touchdowns to move with eleven picks and a 50.zero rating. Oakland pulled the plug following a dismal Week 10 game against the Chiefs, even if he did get into a couple of later games on account of injuries to Bruce Gradkowski and Charlie Frye. total, Russell earned an obscene $ 36 million and led the workforce to a 7-18 record as a starter.

The Raiders will have to have at least some steadiness at the position this yr with former Redskin Jason Campbell, who came over from Washington for a 2015 fourth-spherical pick. Campbell started fifty two games for Washington in view that being a primary-round decide in 2005. He has thrown for 55 touchdowns, 38 interceptions and has a occupation passer score of eighty two.three. that’s absoulutely an improve over Russell. The Raiders had been second to last in the NFL in scoring with 197 points last season and won the 2nd-fewest yards.

Oakland should have a high-quality defense, because the Raiders love 2015 first-round NFL Draft choose Rolando McClain, a linebacker from Alabama who will have to be in the protective Rookie of the yr working. Oakland also received former first-spherical decide Kamerion Wimbley from the Browns, and he had 4 sacks within the preseason win over the Bears. Plus Nnamdi Asomugha is still the most effective cornerback within the league now not named Revis.

but these are, in fact, the Raiders, and 2008 first-rounder Darren McFadden hasn’t been ready to get on the sphere a lot in camp or the preseason because of a hamstring problem, just about handing the No. 1 operating again job to Michael Bush. ultimate yr’s first-rounder, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, also has ignored time with fatigue (fatigue?). Neither looks like they are going to live as much as where they were picked. And up-and-coming receiver Chaz Schilens may need arthroscopic surgical procedure on his knee that could put his status for opening day in jeopardy. Schilens had 29 catches for 365 yards and two touchdowns closing season after missing the first eight games with a damaged foot.

at least Oakland has one of the absolute best kicking games in the NFL!

Many NFL odds have pegged the Raiders as a possible shock workforce this year – no longer playoff-contention shock but at least in a position to not lose double-digit games again. Oakland’s ‘over/under’ for NFL season win totals is 6. Let’s smash down the 2015 Oakland Raiders schedule (all times japanese):

Week 1: Sunday, Sep. 12, at Tennessee, 1:00 PM
Week 2: Sunday, Sep. 19, St. Louis, four:05 PM
Week three: Sunday, Sep. 26, at Arizona, four:15 PM
Week four: Sunday, Oct. three, Houston, four:05 PM
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 10, San Diego, 4:15 PM
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 17, at San Francisco, four:05 PM
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 24, at Denver, 4:15 PM
Week eight: Sunday, Oct. 31, Seattle, four:15 PM
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 7, Kansas city, four:15 PM
Week 10: BYE
Week eleven: Sunday, Nov. 21, at Pittsburgh, 1:00 PM
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 28, Miami, 4:05 PM
Week thirteen: Sunday, Dec. 5, at San Diego, four:05 PM
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 12, at Jacksonville, 1:00 PM
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 19, Denver, four:15 PM
Week sixteen: Sunday, Dec. 26, Indianapolis, 4:05 PM
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 2, at Kansas city, 1:00 PM

This schedule is rated proper within the heart (T16) amongst NFL teams in opponents’ 2015 successful percentage of .500 (128-128). There are best four games in opposition to playoff groups.

This won’t rank as the perfect schedule within the league it surely looks as if considered one of them when it comes to NFL picks. As bad as the Rams and Cardinals have regarded in the preseason, it is reasonable to assume Oakland may in truth have a 2-1 September, almost definitely dropping at Tennessee (which is a 6.5-level favorite). And travel isn’t a problem for this group as after enjoying at Tennessee, the Raiders do not move the u . s . until Week 11 once they play at Pittsburgh.

The Raiders don’t play a divisional rival until Week 5 against the Chargers. they usually don’t play any again-to-again video games against AFC West opponents. is this the year Oakland at last beats San Diego? The Bolts have received 13 in a row within the sequence, the longest energetic NFL profitable streak by means of one group over any other.

That Oct. three recreation against Houston likely starts three in a row in opposition to 2015 playoff groups, however then the Raiders – imagine it or no longer – may go on a 3-game profitable streak. The NFL handicapping signifies they must if truth be told be residence favorites in opposition to the Seahawks and Chiefs and have gained in Denver the past two years.

most definitely the one legitimate highway chance Oakland has after the bye is available in what should be the crew’s lone cold-weather recreation, in ok.C. however the Raiders have received there the previous three years.

i really like the ‘over’ 6 here as a result of i don’t think there may be a possibility that the Raiders do worse than a push. but I are expecting a 7-9 file and perhaps even a 2d-situation finish within the AFC West. better things may at last be beforehand for this crew.