Oakland Raiders: The 5 Games That Will Determine Oakland’s Fate in 2013

June 11, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's safe to say that 2013 is going to be an interesting year in Oakland.
With a whole slew of new faces—most of them younger and unproven—there aren't a whole lot of expectations this season. That said, there's a strange sense of hope and excitement hovering over the team thus far.
So as we look to the 2013 schedule, a few games jump off for a number of reasons—some are must-wins, some are statement games and some are simply confidence boosters.
These aren't necessarily the most important games of the season and they aren't necessarily the easiest, but they are the five that will dictate how the 2013 season is perceived looking backwards.
Week 1: Oakland at Indianapolis
For every team, Week 1 is important.
For Oakland, however, it's going to be more of a feeling-out process than anything else.
What's nice for Oakland is that going on the road to Indianapolis is a sneaky game in which Oakland could actually compete.
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