Although the Raiders have made improvements over this offseason, the expectation for the Raiders to make the playoffs are still not very high.
The last two seasons have been heartbreaking for Las Vegas Raiders fans, as the team has started off 6-4 and 6-3 in those years, ending the season 7-9 and 8-8. There is something about the Raiders that just does not work in terms of getting to the playoffs, no matter what the team does.
I believe the Raiders can make the playoffs this upcoming season, and I have a lot of reason for that. I believe Derek Carr is a great QB that takes a lot of unnecessary criticism, and I believe Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller are great players. I also believe that some of the young players that have struggled can finally figure it out under the right leadership, and I believe overall the team has a good coaching staff.
With that being said, there are a lot of reasons to believe that the Raiders will not make the playoffs, and as a Raiders fan, it is not only fair but smart to be prepared for another letdown. However, some of it is avoidable, so let us take a look at some things the Raiders need to avoid to punch their ticket to the playoffs.
We start with the offensive line.