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Everyone knows the Raiders have the toughest schedule in the NFL. The other 3 teams in their division made the playoffs and just about every other team they play did as well. But there were a lot of moves made in the offseason so let’s do a quick break down of the Raiders schedule and a realistic point of view (from a rabid fan) of how they will do this year.
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 7, at NY Jets, 1 p.m. W/L
Playing on the East Coast has been a huge problem for the Raiders and last year they got trounced by the Jets. I know, I was there. But depending on whether or not they let Vick start will dictate this game. Geno=Win, Vick=Loss.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 14, Houston, 4:25 p.m. W
Since we now have Houston’s QB and this will be our home opener I think we win this one. Hard to pick a team to win that has a new coach and no QB so far.
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 21, at New England, 1 p.m. L
They’re still the Patriots? Ok, Loss.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 28, Miami, 1 p.m. (in London) W
This is a tough won to predict since it’s over in London, but I think they are just a better team than the Dolphins so I am predicting win in foggy London town (wow that was gay)
Week 5: BYE W

Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 12, San Diego, 4:05 p.m.
W
Since the Raiders have a bye I always will bet on the team that has the rest. I have no clue if the Chargers also have a Bye and I refuse to look it up until after I post this.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 19, Arizona, 4:25 p.m. W
I think to start the season the Cardinals are the better team. However I don’t think Carson and crew can keep it up this year especially not til Week 7.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 26, at Cleveland, 4:25 p.m. W
Because Fuck Ken that’s why.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 2, at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.
L
They are still the Seahawks and it’s in Seattle. No reason for the Raiders to even show up.
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 9, Denver, 4:05 p.m. L
I think Peyton will play worse than last year but not by much. That D is now really nasty.
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 16, at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. L
I think it’s realistic to think we can split with San Diego, especially since they always play better 2nd half of the year.
Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 20, Kansas City, 8:25 p.m. W
Our only Primetime game is at home and I think we will show up big for this. It’s a short week though so I could be wrong.
Week 13: Sunday, Nov. 30, at St. Louis, 1 p.m. W
There is a good chance Bradford will be hurt come this time of the year and it’s a 10 day rest for the Raiders.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 7, San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. L
This one could be ugly for Oakland but I’ll be watching for the stabbing reports coming from the stands.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 14, at Kansas City, 1 p.m. L
December game in KC won’t be good for the Raiders in the loudest stadium in history (maybe?)
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 21, Buffalo, 4:25 p.m.
W
I think Buffalo will be a good team in a year or two, not sure if EJ can be a good starting QB or not. The snow will not help anything though, gonna need healthy RBs.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 28, at Denver, 4:25 p.m. L
Last game of the year, in Denver, most likely facing Brock Osweiler and I still don’t see the Raiders beating Denver.

Well that was fun, for a quick tally I am predicting 8/9 wins. Is that completely unrealistic? Fuck you, that’s my answer. Raider Nation..Staying retardedly optimistic since 2002.

-Jesse

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