The Las Vegas Raiders have a tough slate in 2021, but they do have enough talent to finally get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
The Las Vegas Raiders have spent the offseason revamping the roster, after once again faltering down the stretch this past season. It has been quite a while since this franchise has been a perennial playoff contender, but they have been stacking talent, and this could be the year they finally get it done.
Here is a game-by-game prediction of the 2021 Raiders season:
Predicting the Las Vegas Raiders 2021 season game-by-game
Week 1 vs. Baltimore Ravens (MNF)
In the first-ever game inside Allegiant Stadium with fans in attendance, the Las Vegas Raiders will play host to the Baltimore Ravens. Coming off a loss in the Divisional Round, the Ravens have done a nice job revamping their roster, and bringing in some weapons for former MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson.
While the place should be jumping, even with the crazy ticket prices, this is not a good matchup for Gus Bradley’s brand-new defense. Jackson is a guy who can make plays with his arm, and his legs, and I do not know if the group will have enough time to gel before taking on such a playmaker.
Sure, the Raiders will put up points, but this is going to be a disappointing first game inside Allegiant for Raider Nation.
Prediction: Ravens 31, Raiders 28