Raiders

It Looks Like It’s All Aboard The Raiders Hype Train Once Again

The Las Vegas Raiders are still alive at 4-7, and one of their biggest fans, Rich Eisen, just can’t turn away. It looks like he’s buying in again.

Prior to the regular season, the national media was aboard the Raiders’ hype train. Following an offseason in which they acquired superstar Davante Adams, could you blame them? All signs pointed to a playoff run. Regrettably, the team hobbled out of the starting gate. Things got so bad, the team was shutout in New Orleans, a loss of humiliating proportions. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Raiders got outplayed by a team coached by a man with only high school football on his resume. Nevertheless, owner Mark Davis pledged his support to head coach Josh McDaniels, Derek Carr vented his frustrations, and now? Well, the team finds itself coming off two emotional, last-minute walk-off wins.

“They’re 4-7. The Autumn Wind might just be a pirate after all. Maybe, just maybe, the Raiders can actually make the playoffs. Who knows! This is the Raiders team I was talking about. Maxx Crosby, Davante Adams, Chandler Jones, Derek Carr, and Josh Jacobs, OMG C’mon, Raiders, down the stretch we come!”

The offense is certainly clicking; I mean, have you seen Jacobs play? The man wants to get paid, and if he has to carry this team, he’ll do it just like late last season. The connection between Carr and Adams at this point is money. Another aspect that Eisen actually missed is the prospect of Nate Hobbs, Hunter Renfrow, and even Darren Waller possibly returning for this late stretch of games. The Raiders’ remaining schedule will feature a slew of teams that are also fighting for their playoff lives, including the Los Angeles Chargers, New England Patriots, and San Francisco 49ers. Conversely, they also have the Kansas City Chiefs, who by Week 18 might be looking to rest their key players. Needless to say, this has the potential to be another wild finish, similar to last year.

 

*Top Photo: The Rich Eisen Show

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