Las Vegas Raiders: Game by game predictions after the 2021 bye week
Week 13 – Dec. 5 vs. Washington Football Team
The Washington Football Team is in disarray at the moment, having lost 4 in a row after a 2-2 start. They are one fluky offsides penalty from being 1-7 and could be a contender for the first pick in the draft if they choose to tank for the rest of the season.
Washington is near the bottom of the league in both total offense and defense and struggles mightily against the pass, giving up the 3rd most passing yards through 8 weeks. This was a team that had hopes of competing for the NFC East title after a strong finish to 2020 but they have struggled in all aspects of the game.
The Raiders will be looking to bounce back from a tough loss in Dallas and will have the benefit of 10 days rest to prepare for a team that they should dominate on paper. QB Tyler Heinicke has moments of brilliance but has been a turnover machine when pressured with 9 interceptions and 4 fumbles so far this season. There is no such thing as an easy win in the NFL but this is a game the Raiders should win and win easily, especially at home against a fanbase that has become apathetic to their team.
Win – Record: 8-4