Oakland Raiders Week 11 Conclusion
The 2016 Oakland Raiders re-staked their claim to the AFC West lead after 11 weeks (10 games). On a Monday Night Football primetime broadcast from Mexico City, the team played well enough to win and continue their ability to travel and secure W’s.
All three phases performed well enough to win, with the RBs especially making plays in the passing game. The team got the Mexico City crowd on their side and it was an exciting atmosphere.
The team returns home to Oakland to face a Panthers squad whose backs are to the wall. While both the Carolina unit as a whole and 2015 MVP Cam Newton have had off years thus far, it is impossible to count such a franchise out, especially as they fight for their playoff lives and come in with four extra days of rest.
The Panthers played last Thursday, while the Raiders have the short week. The team will need to get the crowd involved early and eliminate any belief that the staggered Carolina squad can pull the road win. The Raiders have a chance to lock in their first winning season in 14 years. Let’s do it.
See you here next week for notes on what is hopefully another W for the AFC West leading Oakland Raiders.