To cap what has been a crazy week for the Las Vegas Raiders, here are three things to watch in their Week 6 matchup against the Denver Broncos.
The Las Vegas Raiders have been through an absolute whirlwind this past week. First, an email sent in 2011 by Jon Gruden was leaked last Friday. That email contained a racial trope about DeMaurice Smith, who is the NFLPA’s executive director.
Then on Monday, more emails were leaked that showed Gruden using misogynistic and homophobic remarks about Roger Goodell and former St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam. Because of these comments and other material in the emails, Gruden resigned as head coach.
On top of all of that drama, Las Vegas is also coming off of back-to-back losses. And this week, they are playing a tough Denver Broncos defense. So, the team has a major uphill battle this week. How they respond Sunday may determine the course of the team’s season.
With that in mind, here are some things to watch out for in Las Vegas’ first game without Jon Gruden at the helm.