This season has been a frustrating time to be a Raiders fan.
The start of the season has a lot of fans wondering what in the world happened to the playoff team from last season. Yesterday's 20–38 win over the Texans brings their record to 2–4.
At just 2–4, it's time to start looking forward to next season, right?
Not soo fast.
The Raiders have a terrible record, but they aren't a bad team. Their 4 losses have come by a total of 14 points.
Keeping games close doesn't mean anything if you don't consistently win. Thankfully, there is one thing missing from the Raiders' upcoming schedule, a team with a winning record.
Take a look at the Raiders' next four opponents.
- Saints (2–5)
- Jaguars (2–5)
- Colts (3–3–1)
- Broncos (who the Raiders already beat) (2–5)
If the Raiders are going to turn their season around, this is the time to do it.
If the Raiders turn their season around, Josh Jacobs will likely be a massive part of it.
The offense early in the season lacked balance, but Jacobs has changed that in the last three games.
- 144 yards and 2 touchdowns (vs. Denver)
- 154 yards and 1 touchdown (vs. Kansas City)
- 143 yards and 3 touchdowns (vs. Houston)
If Jacobs can keep his production high, the Raiders have more than enough weapons to go on a run.
At 2–4, it very well might be too little too late. But only time will tell.
A 3–1 or 4–0 run in the next month would completely change the season's outlook. At the very least, it would get them back into the playoff race.
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