5 realistic expectations for the Oakland Raiders in Week 4
By Brad Weiss
They can win the game
Let’s not get it twisted here. The Cleveland Browns have won only two games in the last two and change seasons, so it is not like they are coming into the Coliseum on fire. Sure, the move to Baker Mayfield is going to have them pumped up, but these are still the same Browns who have struggled to put teams away this season.
Last week, they were able to get to rookie quarterback Sam Darnold against the New York Jets, but Carr will not be rattled like Darnold was. The fact is, this Raiders team is hungry for a win, and you can be sure the last thing they want to do is go out and lay an egg against the Browns in front of their home fans.
The biggest concern entering Sunday’s game is whether or not the Raiders can actually finish a team off, as they have not been able to do that this year. Gruden is not going to want to lose in front of his home fans again, and not against a former Raiders head coach, who just happens to be the man who led them to an 8-8 record, one of only three they have had since 2002.