Oakland Raiders Look Like Early Favorite to Be NFL’s Worst Team of 2015

September 14, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders stormed into the 2015 regular season with a lot of promise, and perhaps with even more hope.
They had an offense full of exciting young players like quarterback Derek Carr, receiver Amari Cooper and running back Latavius Murray. The defense, led by linebacker Khalil Mack, showcased one of the more impressive pass-rushing units (rated second overall in that category by Pro Football Focus) of the preseason.
With a veteran head coach like Jack Del Rio running the show, the Raiders wouldn't be building for the future, they would be competing in the AFC West now.
Not even a week ago, Andy Furillo of the Sacramento Bee predicted Oakland would make the playoffs with a 9-7 record. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News predicted some early upsets and an 8-8 record. Even ESPN's Skip Bayless seemed to believe that the Raiders would begin turning the corner in 2015:
Before Sunday's embarrassing 33-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, there was little ...

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