The Raiders fell this time to the Titans before an unhappy crowd of 52,760 at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, where boos rained down on the team that will move to Las Vegas in 2020.
They are dying off, former players and coaches and even children of them, the Raiders having lost several souls of late. One by one, time passes and more funerals are held.
How an NFL team with so much on the line as a season progresses can offer such a dreadful performance is one of sport’s great mysteries, but the Raiders ineptly obliged in a 34-3 loss at New York on Sunday.
New York has won two straight and welcomes the Raiders to MetLife Stadium on Sunday, a Jets team that after eight weeks looked like one of the worst in the NFL.
The maturation of Derek Carr is a major reason why the Raiders beat the Chargers 26-24 on Thursday night at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
On the day Josh Jacobs passed Marcus Allen for the franchise’s rookie rushing mark, Richard gained 66 of 75 yards on a late scoring drive in a 31-24 win over the Lions.
Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson have combined to complete 82 of 114 passes for 1,151 yards with 12 touchdowns and no interceptions against the Raiders.
This was one of those look-back games, as in when playoff berths are secured, the Raiders could well rue every bit of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Texans.
The Raiders, who play at Houston on Sunday, have split the last four games, allowing what is becoming a slow but trendy notion about there being life after the regular season.
Gareon Conley was sent to Houston on Monday for a third-round pick in the 2020 draft, just one more,reminder of how the Raiders are preparing for the move to Las Vegas.