5. Oakland Raiders (0-2)
Perhaps Josh McDaniels isn’t meant to be a head coach within the NFL? Regardless of the clarification, McDaniels’ tenure in Las Vegas definitely has not began the best way he envisioned coming into the season.
The Raiders made the playoffs final season and now discover themselves in an 0-2 gap that’s by no means straightforward to climb out of, whether or not it’s a 16 or 17-game schedule. Most individuals wish to blame QB Derek Carr, however he performed fairly nicely and often does for probably the most half. Las Vegas was up 23-Zero at halftime over Arizona, and appeared like they have been on their solution to being 1-1.
Within the second half, the Raiders collapsed beneath the stress because the Cardinals shut them out, scoring 29 unanswered factors behind a few dazzling performs from Kyler Murray and the Cardinals’ offense. Let’s additionally present this Cardinals protection some love for shutting the down the Raiders offense.
For example how wild this sport was, the Cardinals drove down the sphere on the Raiders in 18 performs. Murray and the Arizona offense produced an 18-play drive ending in a TD and two-point conversion to ship it to additional time, the place the Cardinals received the sport on a defensive landing.
McDaniels must get his staff again on monitor, or they’ll turn out to be a mainstay for the rest of the season. Fortuitously for McDaniels, the 0-2 Titans are up subsequent. Each groups want a win desperately, in order that needs to be an excellent sport, as a minimum.