The Las Vegas Raiders enter the bye week with a 5-2 record. They face a tough schedule moving forward with playoff hopes in the balance.
The Las Vegas Raiders enter Week 8, which is their bye week 5-2 atop the AFC West and second in the entire AFC Conference. Behind the strong MVP level play of quarterback Derek Carr, and a defense that has improved tremendously, the Raiders have a real chance to make some noise this season.
Just like in seasons past, the Raiders have opened up the season strong but need to finish the season stronger than they have the past two seasons. The Raiders’ first half schedule was pretty rough, starting with three teams that had won ten games in the 2020 season, and ending with the Philadelphia Eagles, who before the game against the Raiders had a very solid pass defense.
The Raiders went on a two-game losing streak in the middle of these first few games with some chaos thrown in as well, but what’s a Raiders season without chaos in it though? There are some tough games ahead for the Raiders, including the Chiefs twice, three NFC East teams, and an end-of-the-season divisional matchup.
Follow along as I break down the biggest games left for the Raiders in the second half of the season.