3. The Raiders are 7-2 with seven games remaining. What will their record be?
Austin Gayle: With some of their toughest matchups still in front of them, the Raiders should finish the season 10-6. Oakland must take on all three of their division rivals on the road in a span of four weeks to finish the season, and before that, the Raiders have to topple the Houston Texans in Mexico City and both the Carolina Panthers and Buffalo Bills at home.
Blackhanside: For the remainder of the schedule I have us going 4-3. As a Raiders fan I am used to us losing a game that we should probably win, and I think that may happen in San Diego. I also don’t know if we are going to beat the Chiefs yet. And for some ridiculous reason we lose to Carolina.
Brazy: Well my prediction before the season started was 16-0. So, I’ll go 14-2. Would be surprised if they did worse than 12-4.
Evan Ball: I usually err on the side of caution with predictions, but right now it feels like 11-5 is the most likely outcome. They have three games that should be solid wins in Carolina, Houston, and Indiana. Considering the inconsistency this team can show, they’ll probably lose one of them. The Bills game will be tough, but at least it’s at home. I’m calling that a tight win. Where this team will really show what they’re made of are in the three in-division away games. San Diego, Kansas City, and Denver are not to be underestimated. I’m guessing they go 1-2 over that stretch.
Justin Smith: I think they go 12-4 and challenge Kansas City for the division title.
Maliik Obee: I’m a realist, I see the team going 4-3 the rest of the season. The D has improved, but I’m scared of getting abused by Olsen when we play Carolina. I don’t see Raiders beating Chiefs and I think the Bills give us problems with Shady.
Nick Hjeltness: On the most recent episode of the JBB Podcast, we played the schedule game. I had Oakland losing to Carolina, Kansas City and Denver…so 11-5.
Robert Pfeifer: ESPN’s FPI predicts they will likely finish at 11-5, which seems very reasonable.
Ryan Prime: There are seven games left in the season, and as the old adage goes, you need at least ten to get into the playoffs. That means, in the very least, the Raiders have to win three of their next seven. That seems easy enough, but in an era where 3-1 leads are blown as readily as candles on a Kardashian’s birthday cake, it’s a roundly terrifying prospect to consider.
Every team left on the schedule is dangerous in some form or fashion. The one game I think we stand the biggest chance of losing is the Buffalo game (recent performance aside, run defense is not exactly our strength). The most assured victory at this point might be the Colts on Christmas Eve. Overall, I say we go 4-3 down the stretch with losses coming to Carolina, Buffalo and San Diego (inexplicably), finish 11-5, and clinch the division on the last day of the season in Denver.
Seth Murphy: 12-4.
Segun Giwa: I see the Raiders going 10-6 this season. Raiders still have away games @ Denver, KC, and SD, and home games vs. the Panthers and Colts.
Tyler Dickson: I think the Raiders end up 10-6 our division is quiet tough, we have some tricky road teams and playoff hungry teams too.
Tyler Randolph: Winnable games are riddled throughout the rest of the Raiders’ schedule, but there still some tough ones ahead. I’m saying they go 11-5.