Looking to move to 7-5 on the season, the Las Vegas Raiders will play host to the WFT in Week 13, and here are the X-factors.
Las Vegas will be the backdrop for the upcoming Week 13 clash for the Raiders with the Washington Football Team. Having a home-field advantage would seem like what it is, an advantage. However, a 3-3 home record and back-to-back losses at home would state otherwise.
The Raiders are having an identity crisis of sorts, as after three straight losses after the bye, the Raiders finally added a W in the column with a much-needed spirit-lifting victory over Dallas on Thanksgiving. Las Vegas came out firing in that game, and despite being a big underdog, looked like the better team throughout.
The Silver and Black will be facing off against their fourth and final NFC East opponent this week. And in terms of recent success, the Washington Football Team are currently the best, riding a three-game winning streak heading into Vegas.
Several factors must play a role in a Raider victory, but I will look at a few X-Factors which will play a significant role in what will ultimately be a win or loss.