Oakland Raiders 2014 Schedule: Ranking the most anticipated games

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Nov 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams fans during the first half against the New York Jets at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

#15. @ St. Louis (Week 13)

Quality of Opponent 

St. Louis is one of four quality teams in what appears to be the best division in the NFL in the NFC West, but the problem is that they could likely be the fourth best team on paper. Luckily they have a lot of draft picks and a crazy good pass rush to potentially mold themselves into a contender. They are a couple of seasons off from being an “elite” team and may never get there, but for now the Rams are an exciting young team on the rise that some think can be a breakout team.


Los Angeles Rams and Raiders loyalists may have some bragging rights on the line, but for modern Oakland/St. Louis fans this game is a run of the mill NFC vs. AFC battle.

Location, Location, Location 

St. Louis is not a great football city and their stadium is not a great venue to watch a football game on television. There, I said it. This game is also the road game in between the highly anticipated home games against the Chiefs and Niners.

Chance of Victory (Extremely Early Prognosis) 

On the road and against a Rams team that will be pretty solid depending on if Sam Bradford is healthy and at starting quarterback the Raiders will have a tough time winning. This is your first reminder on this list that Oakland has a really tough 2014 schedule. Call me Captain Obvious.

Game Quality Ratings (Out of 10)

Quality of Opponent: 5

Rivalry: 2

Location, Location, Location: 0

Chance of Victory: 3

Overall Game Quality: 10 out of 40.