Las Vegas Raiders: Game by game predictions after the 2021 bye week
Week 15 – Dec. 18 or 19 at Cleveland Browns
The Browns started off the season hot as the one three out of their first four games and had an epic shootout with the Los Angeles Chargers in week 5 where they fell just short. since that game, they have been blown out by the Arizona Cardinals, on a close one or the Denver Broncos, and lost to their hated division rival the Steelers to sit at 4-4.
They have a brutal stretch coming up that could make or break their season as they face the Bengals, Patriots, Lions, and Ravens in consecutive weeks before their Week 13 bye week. They then play the Ravens for the second time in 3 weeks before welcoming the Las Vegas Raiders to Cleveland in Week 15 in a game that could likely be flexed to the Saturday slate as one of the marquee games of the week.
The Raiders went into Cleveland last season in brutal weather conditions and pounded the Browns into submission with a powerful running game. Las Vegas does not have that kind of team this year but they do have a physical defense that can beat up on an already injured Browns team.
Baker Mayfield’s shoulder seems to be hanging on by a thread and they are facing injuries all over the offense that has hurt their explosiveness. This won’t be an easy game as the Browns have a tough defense of their own and the weather is likely going to be a major factor but we can expect the Raiders to come away with a victory here.
Win – Record: 9-5