Healthy Las Vegas Raiders team could dominate the rest of the way
By Brad Weiss
Raiders have to get healthy for stretch run
The bye week came at the right time for the Raiders, who could get some of their key pieces back for the Buccaneers game. Las Vegas had to roll without Damon Arnette, Maliek Collins, Maurice Hurst, Richie Incognito, and Bryan Edwards against Kansas City, and there is a chance that all return for next Sunday’s game.
That would be huge for a Raiders team that has endured losing starting players every week, from the above-mentioned, to Henry Ruggs, Trent Brown, and others. They have stayed the course, played next-man-up football, and have come out of the five-game start with a winning record, which included that surprising victory over Kansas City, and at home against New Orleans.
If the Raiders can get healthy, and with how the schedule could play out, this is a team that could win ten games. With a win already against Kansas City, instead of a Wild Card, they could be thinking AFC West title before all is said and done.
Overall, playing teams all at .500 and above and coming away with a winning record has got to be a positive for the Raiders moving forward. They proved they could slay their biggest dragon in their division on the road, and for Carr and the rest of his Las Vegas teammates, that makes them very dangerous as they move forward.