We already knew that predicting the Raiders prospects in 2012 was going to be impossible. There’s just too much that’s unknown with yet another new coaching staff, a first-time GM and enough new faces in key places to keep even the most knowledgeable of football experts off balance.
As further proof of the problem that is predicting the Raiders I offer you CBS Sports prediction of the silver and black getting back on track with a 9-7 season. That comes just one week after PFT had the Raiders rocking a Michael Jordan in their preseason power rankings.
Obviously it is increasingly impossible to predict anything NFL related these days. Every year some team sneaks into the title picture that nobody saw coming while a perennial favorite falls by the wayside.
Could the Raiders be this season’s surprise team? We’ll just have to wait and see.