Which Raiders team shows up?
The Raiders are currently 1-1 in the preseason, with two very different versions of the team showing up in each game.
The opener against the Arizona Cardinals was a great showing, as the Raiders ran away with a 31-10 victory. Week two was a different story, as a lackluster effort against the Green Bay Packers led to a 20-12 loss.
Sure, it’s just the preseason. But in game two, the team’s energy and effort was completely flat, and they simply looked outmanned in every facet.
So which version of the Raiders will show up in this game?
As mentioned above, the third preseason game is usually the final tune-up game, as starters typically rest most of or all of the fourth game.
The first-team offense hasn’t exactly been smooth, so they surely will look to get on the same page in this one. If they can get rolling, then the team we see against Tennessee should be closer to what we saw in Arizona, and not Green Bay.
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