Oakland Raiders: Path To the Playoffs, Part 3

June 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

And the road gets even more difficult!
If I'm correct with my analysis in the two previous parts of this series, the Oakland Raiders will bring a 6-2 record into week nine of the 2010 NFL season. But can the winning continue? It's possible, but winning in the third quarter of the season will a tall order to say the least.
Let's take a look.
Week Nine: The Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs are an improved team from last year, but they aren't as improved as the Raiders. They selected the best safety in the draft, Eric Berry. This will most certainly improve their secondary play, but they didn't do much to upgrade their weak offensive and defensive lines.
Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel are now on the Kansas City coaching staff. This means with Matt Cassel running the show, we can expect them to look a lot like the New England Patriots of five or six years ago...without all the talent. If we can control the quick, short pass to rookie Dexter McCluster and draw plays ...

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