Las Vegas Raiders: 2023 New Years resolutions that must be kept
As members of Raiders Nation know, the team’s defense has been one of the league’s worst for what feels like an eternity. While the unit certainly gives up a lot of points and yards, they are especially bad at forcing opposing offenses into mistakes.
Currently, the Raiders have just five interceptions as a team which is good for the second-worst in the league. The Steelers lead the league with seventeen. Of course, much of forcing turnovers comes down to luck as a ball being tipped one way can completely change the course of a game. Unfortunately, this is much too common for the Raiders’ defense.
In three of their last four seasons, the team has been in the bottom five of the league in interceptions. With a severe lack of talent throughout the defense, they will not be forcing many three-and-outs. In order to make up for this, they will have to make more plays on the ball.
As mentioned, turnovers are typically a fluke stat as they tend to fluctuate from year to year. If the Raiders can pair their high-scoring offense with some more turnover luck in 2023, they should be able to return to the playoffs.