Raider Nation still not convinced

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Raider Nation still not convinced

Сообщение laiyongcai92 09 ноя 2018, 11:34

Raiders are on the right track heading into pivotal game in LA vs Chargers ‘Winning cures all’ is a popular saying in sports. And in the NFL where there are just 16 games per season Womens Mike Nugent Jersey , a win means a lot more than it does in say Major League Baseball or the NBA. But even in the NFL, when that win is put alongside a lot of losses, it doesn’t cure much.After week three, the Raiders were winless on the season, having collapsed in the second half of each game. At that point, fan confidence in the direction of the team had dipped to just 32%.They came back to Oakland to face the 1-1-1 Browns desperate to cobble together something. And they did. They won the game, end of story, yay!Not exactly.That win was about as tough as they come. They needed overtime to do it, and in that overtime period Derek Carr went over 400 yards passing, and Amari Cooper and Jared Cook both went over 100 yards receiving, joining Marshawn Lynch who went over 100 yards rushing. And the Raiders every yard of that to pull it out.The Raiders blew a lead several times to the Browns. And though the Browns are actually a pretty decent team this year, they had done their share of collapsing this season as well. They also had a rookie quarterback making his first start, and lost two of their top three cornerbacks during the game.With all this Youth Seth Roberts Jersey , the Raiders gave up 42 points and came within inches on an overturned first down run from dropping their 4th straight to start the Jon Gruden era. That defense is still a major concern while Khalil Mack is in Chicago winning NFC Defensive Player of the month honors.There were some positive signs in the win. Showing some resilience was huge for their confidence. The late game heroics were admirable and, who knows, it may just start something for them to have come back to win instead of fade away to lose.It may also be one of those things they will be facing every week with the odds of pulling out those wins stacked against them.This week’s FanPulse poll suggest the Raider Nation may have been encouraged by the Raiders getting their first win, they’re still hesitant to jump in and say things have turned around. (Sign up here to take our weekly Raiders survey)Confidence level rose slightly this week, but just 6% to reach 38% after the first quarter.They will head to Los Angeles to play the Chargers Sunday, making for a pivotal game in terms of their season prospects. The Chargers are a pretty good team, but not unbeatable. Though they were the offseason favorite to win the AFC West, it’s hard to know exactly how good they are because their two wins were against bottom feeders in the Bills and 49ers while their two losses were to the league’s only undefeated teams; the Rams and Chiefs.What we do know is they have one of the league’s top offenses, having scored at least 23 points in every game this season and averaging nearly 28 points per game.Should the Raiders lose, they would fall to 1-4 on the season and 0-2 in the division. And fan confidence will rightfully tumble.Should the Raiders pull out a win, they will pull to within one game of .500, having beaten a very good team and division rival. If that were to happen, I fully expect the fan confidence to shoot up Womens Gareon Conley Jersey , especially with three of the most favorable part of the schedule upcoming with match-ups such as the Seahawks, Colts, 49ers and Cardinals. Beating up on bad out of division teams isn’t going to cut it. Gotta have this one in Los Angeles.Follow @LeviDamienJustin Ellis reportedly headed to Raiders injured reserve On Wednesday Raiders had a busy day. They added quite a few players to the roster, all of which required corresponding roster moves. Amongst all the moves, there was one too many players on the roster due to the addition of defensive tackles Clinton McDonald and Johnathan Hankins. The team waived Shilique Calhoun to make room for one of them, but there was still one more move to be made.With injuries to rookie defensive tackle PJ Hall and veteran Justin Ellis, it seemed likely at least one of the moves would be to place one of them on injured reserve. According to multiple reports that player is Justin Ellis.The 5th year nose tackle was playing in his first game since signing a new contract with the Raiders, paying him an average of $5 million per season. He suffered a foot injury in the season opener against the Rams that is severe enough to have him out for a while.How long he will be out is yet to be determined. But he can be placed on IR with designation to return, which would have him out at least eight weeks with the ability to return to practice after six weeks.Hall’s ankle injury is considered less severe. He is expected to miss this week and possible the following week as well, but not be out an extended period of time.Follow @LeviDamien
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