5 realistic expectations for the Oakland Raiders in Week 4
By Brad Weiss
The Oakland Raiders are facing a must-win game at home against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Here are five realistic expectations.
The Oakland Raiders head home after two straight losses on the road this Sunday, as they welcome Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns to town. The Browns are actually heading to Oakland coming off a win, their first since December of 2016, and have handed the keys over to their prized rookie signal-caller.
For Oakland, they have to actually play four quarters of football against the Browns, as they have really taken their foot off the gas in the second half of games this season. They have looked so good early on, leading at halftime in each of their first three games, but still have a big zero in the win column entering Week 4.
When it comes to making the NFL Playoffs, a team cannot fall to 0-4 to start the season and have a legitimate chance to be playing football in January. It has only happened one time since the NFL switched to a 16-game schedule, so you never want to be backing yourself into that kind of corner.
Here are five realistic expectations for the Raiders on Sunday.