Author: Brian Kelley

For the fourth time this season the Raiders took the field in search of their first win. This time it was an AFC West rival as Russell Wilson lead the Denver Broncos into Allegiant Stadium. The Raiders were trying to get their first win while Denver was aiming to get to 3-1 on the young season. Josh McDaniels was looking to get his team back on track facing an opponent who he once coached. The intensity and urgency were clear from the opening kick. The Raiders special teams had a first half to forget across-the-board. Luckily, Amik Robertson saved the…

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For the fourth time this season the Raiders will look to earn their first win as the host the Denver Broncos Sunday. The frustration is at an all time high with the Raiders and the fanbase. It what was supposed to be a special season things have gone completely off the rails. Everyone is deserving of blame as the team has lost three games largely because of self inflicted wounds. Penalties, dropped passes, turnovers, missed tackles, etc are the story of the 2022 Raiders so far. High priced acquisitions aren’t paying off, the coaching staff appears extremely overwhelmed and the…

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Two winless teams faced off Sunday afternoon in Nashville. The Raiders and Titans were both desperate to get their first win of the 2022 season. The season is still young but an 0-3 start almost guarantees you will miss the playoffs. The game felt extra important for a week 3 game in September. After a punishing 12 play opening drive for a touchdown the Titans quickly added another to race out to a early 14-3 lead. After dominating the first half the Titans were up 24-10 at halftime. The second half was controlledby the Raiders as they held the Titans…

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The Raiders held to Nashville Sunday to play the winless Titans . Both teams are desperate for a win after a rough start to the season. After each team was in the playoffs last season this game feels extremely large for a September game. A 0-3 hole seems almost impossible to climb out of so the time is now. For the Raiders the time is now. After two close losses it is time for Coach McDaniels to grab his first win as Raiders coach. Here are the keys to a silver and black win in my Raiders preview week 3…

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The Raiders returned home Sunday for the home opener. Allegiant Stadium was rocking and ready for a visit from the Arizona Cardinals. After both teams lost in week 1 the urgency was elevated. The West division in each conference is extremely competitive so an 0-2 hole might be too much to overcome. Although, it is still obviously very early in the season. The Raiders came out strong early with a long drive capped off by a Davante Adams TD. After a dominating first half the silver and black lead 20-0 at halftime. The Raiders thought it was only a 2…

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After a disappointing 5 point loss on the road in week one the Raiders are looking to bounce back. The silver and black return to Allegiant Stadium for the home opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Both teams are looking to avoid a deep 0-2 hole. Both divisions are strong so falling behind too far even this early might be too much to overcome. After both teams were in the playoffs last year look for a highly competitive fight for 4 quarters. The Cardinals played extremely well away from home last year so the location of the game doesn’t mean much.…

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After a flurry of games ending in wild finishes from the 1 pm start time. The Raiders and Chargers finally kicked off the afternoon slate. Both teams would exchange fgs on the opening drives leaving things tied at 3. The Chargers would eventually break out for a 17-3 halftime lead. Coach Josh McDaniels made an interesting decision to run the clock out in the 1st half instead of going for points with 3 timeouts left. After a competitive 2nd half where the Raiders defense really stepped up the game was in the balance before the Raiders turned the ball over…

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After the regular season ended in Las Vegas last year the 2022 season begins with the same match up. This time however the game is in Los Angeles and that is far from the only difference. Each team has acquired all pro talent in hopes of winning a very competitive AFC West. Once again the Chargers were crowned off-season champions but is this finally their year? With QB Justin Herbert getting better every year and the talent they have on both sides of the ball it very well could be the Chargers year. For the Raiders it’s the same story…

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The AFC West features 2 QBs with Super Bowl rings and tons of wins and NFL experience. The Raiders must stop Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson twice a year. The man tasked with stopping these offenses is new Defensive Coordinator Patrick Graham. Coming over from New York Graham has over a decade worth of experience in the NFL. The new look defense will be tested early and often as the Raiders play one of the more difficult schedules in 2022. With the season less than a week away here is part 2 of my Raiders season outlook with a preview…

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The Raiders are fresh off a wildcard birth in the 2021 season. The 2022 off-season brought changes throughout the entire organization. From a new team President, General Manager and Head Coach to adding the best wide Receiver in the league. The silver and black are aiming to take the next step and win the AFC West for the first time since the 2002 season. With the regular season quickly approaching I will begin my Raiders 2022 season outlook with the offense first. Josh McDaniels The new Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders brings quite a resume. With 6 Super Bowl…

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