Las Vegas Raiders at Atlanta Falcons: 3 bold predictions in Week 12
By Brad Weiss
The Las Vegas Raiders look to continue their trek towards the playoffs against the Atlanta Falcons. Here are three bold predictions for the matchup.
The Las Vegas Raiders want nothing more than to make the playoffs in their first season in the desert, and through the first ten games, they have certainly put themselves in a position to do just that. Sunday, they will take on a 3-7 Atlanta Falcons football that should definitely beat, but as we have seen from week to week in today’s NFL, anything can happen.
Here are three bold predictions for the matchup against Atlanta.
Henry Ruggs goes for over 100 yards and a touchdown
The Raiders made Alabama wideout Henry Ruggs III the first wide receiver off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft, and he has had an interesting rookie season. He is not blowing up the stat sheet by any means, but he has been a tremendous addition, whether he has the ball in his hands, or as a decoy, freeing up the likes of Nelson Agholor, Darren Waller, and Hunter Renfrow.
On Sunday, my expectation is that they will do whatever they can to get Ruggs involved, especially against one of the worst pass defenses in the league. It would not be a huge surprise to see him go for over 100 yards, find the end zone, and play a huge role in what should be a convincing Raiders victory.