The freefall has begun for the Las Vegas Raiders. With the season on the line on Turkey Day, the team needs to wake up and try to save themselves.
The defense has not been the issue for the most part, but has sprung some leaks at times during games. With the Dallas Cowboys awaiting them and possibly coming in short-handed, there are three defensive players who need to show up for them to pull off a Thanksgiving Day victory.
The big-time play from Hayward this season has been impressive, to say the least. With all eyes on the team this week, a big game from him would do wonders for the Raiders. The Cowboys have an elite quarterback in Dak Prescott, who has shown he can make his receivers shine even if they aren’t household names.
Hayward has to be ready for what may come his way as Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb could be out, and that would mean the backups need to step up, and with Prescott, that is more than likely a possibility. Hayward has come close to getting an interception this season but has yet to register one. In the matchup here, it could be the moment to help a turnaround that is largely needed. Hayward has been more than the Raiders could’ve imagined, but on Thanksgiving, they will need him to be even more and help spark the change.