3 potential trap games for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020
By Nick Ellis
The Las Vegas Raiders schedule for the 2020 season has officially been released, and although it is a fairly favorable schedule, there are a few trap games.
Compared to last season, the Las Vegas Raiders schedule is pretty favorable heading into their first year in the desert. The team has four prime time games at home for the first time in franchise history as they christen their brand new stadium.
Looking at the schedule, the team will have to face some of the best teams in the NFL, such as the Kansas City Chiefs twice and the New Orleans Saints, but this Raiders team has the potential to win a lot of games. Last season, the Raiders had a three-win improvement from the year before, and they have done a nice job adding talent on both sides of the ball this offseason.
With that being said, there are always trap games that badly hurt teams seasons, and if the Raiders are not well prepared for every team, they could fall into the trap. Sitting at 6-4 last season, it seemed like a given that the team would make the playoffs with games against the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars on the horizon, but we all know how that ended up.
Let’s take a look at three games that could be trap games for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020.