Part two of the “bold predictions” series. The first was individual player predictions, and this one is team-specific.
The 2016 Oakland Raiders season kicks off on September 11th, at 1:00pm EST, on the road against the New Orleans Saints.
It’s been an exciting offseason for the Raiders, with the additions of high-end talent such as Kelechi Osemele, Sean Smith and Bruce Irvin.
Pair that with the continued development of players such as Khalil Mack, Derek Carr and Amari Cooper, and there is plenty of reason to be optimistic about the upcoming season.
But with that optimism comes increased expectations. In order to reach those expectations, the team will need to play up to their potential, win close games, and so much more. It takes a lot to win in the NFL, and we’ll find out if Oakland is up to the task.
Here are three bold team specific predictions for the Raiders 2016 season.
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