Allegiant Stadium, home to the Raiders, never becomes reality without the vision of Sheldon Adelson, who died Monday at the age of 87.
Defense was the bane of the Raiders’ existence. There was no Alpha to lean on for a unit that couldn’t remain healthy. No true leader to follow.
The Raiders barely eclipsed their season win total (7.5) by finishing 8-8 and ended a streak of three straight losing seasons.
Any steps toward improvement for the Raiders must begin on defense, where they ranked 29th in scoring against and 24th in yards allowed.
Handing out marks for a season-ending win in Denver.
Miami prevailed 26-25 at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday night, a prime example of why Jon Gruden-coached teams struggle in the second half of seasons.
Late-game collapse by the Raiders doesn’t produce many impressive marks.
The Raiders don’t really know good Marcus Mariota could be running their system. Shouldn’t they find out?
The Raiders, for a second straight season, aren’t improving after a start that put them in a playoff position under head coach Jon Gruden.
What was a must-win game to keep postseason hopes alive ended in disappointment Thursday night, the Raiders falling to Los Angeles 30-27 in overtime.