Oakland Raiders News

In the latest Oakland Raiders news we tackle all things Raider Nation. We will also preview Super Bowl 53 odds. This time last year, the Oakland Raiders were the talk of the Bay Area.  Raiders were considered Super Bowl contenders after going 12-4 during the 2016 season. However, injuries and high expectations proved to be too much for the Raiders to handle.  They went 6-10 and missed the playoffs.

Disappointed with the way the season went, the Raiders fired head coach Jack Del Rio, and brought back former head coach Jon Gruden to lead the team back to the playoffs. Their current odds to win the Super Bowl is +3000.

Talent wise, the Raiders have what it takes to get back into the playoffs this season, but with Gruden making his return to the league after almost a decade in the Monday Night Football booth, it may take a while for him to get up to speed with the new NFL.

Quarterback Derek Carr had a down year last season, but since he was still dealing with the fallout of his season ending injury in 2016, he is expected to report to camp fully healthy this season, which should make his teammates happy.

Oakland Raiders Super Bowl 53 Odds

Oakland Raiders News Super Bowl 53 Odds
Many have the New England Patriots as early Super Bowl 53 odds favorites. However, the Raiders may surprise some people. Further to, Oakland Raiders news reports have Amari Cooper projected to have a bounce back season. He enters the final two years of his rookie contract. According to Carr, Cooper also dealt with some injury issues last season, which explains his underwhelming performance last year.

The running back position is something the Raiders still have to address. Last season, they were able to convince Marshawn Lynch to come out of retirement and signed him to a two-year deal. However, Lynch wasn’t as effective as they had hoped, finishing the season with 891 yards and seven touchdowns.

They will be hoping Lynch is more effective this season.

Oakland’s defense also has a few holed that need to be filled. They still have some holes at linebacker, and their secondary was a liability last year.
If Gruden can get the players to buy into his system, there’s no reason the Raiders can’t get back into the playoffs, especially since they will be playing in a wide open AFC West this season.

June 4, 2018 by : Posted in football No Comments

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