Oakland Raiders 2014 Season Preview: 5 Boldest Predictions

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4. Raiders will beat the Seahawks in Week 9

Aug 28, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) drops back for a pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

This may be the boldest prediction I make all season, but I do believe the preseason match-up between these two was no fluke. Certainly this will be a tough game as the Raiders will be going on the road to a team that almost never loses at home. Oakland will be coming into this game as confident as ever behind a 4-3 record and just dismantling the Browns on the road. Look for Carr and company to quiet down the crowd early, with some big momentum builders and the defense to make a goal-line stop to preserve the win on the road.

The Raiders will shock the world in week 9 and escape Century Link Field with a ‘W’. After this game pundits around the NFL will start to believe the Raiders have what it takes to compete and make the playoffs for the first time in a decade.