Week 2 for the Raiders is ultra important for them in terms of keeping up in their stacked division. The Chiefs were dominant in Week 1, and then beat the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night, so they are clearly the best team in the division early on this season.
On Sunday, the Raiders need a win to prevent from going 0-2.
The Raiders will need to capitalize on the tape from the Cardinals against the Chiefs, along with the self-scouting of Josh McDaniels and the coaching staff getting the run game more involved as a staple of his offense. The run game could be a big factor in deciding the game against the Cardinals, as Arizona looks to have a below-average defense to start the season.
Andy Reid and the Chiefs scored however and whenever they pleased against the Cardinals, putting up 44 points, and the Raiders have the firepower on offense to do the same thing Sunday. The offensive line will have to make strides from the five sacks they gave up against the Chargers, and the Cardinals will not benefit from a star-studded pass rush duo like the Chargers have.
Here are 3 things to watch v the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.