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The big story in Oakland is the return of John Gruden – or Gruden 2.0 as they are calling it. There’s no doubt Gruden knows the game, but can he slide right back into coaching after more than a decade in the television booth?. Get the Oakland Raiders live stream , latest news, rumors, stats, standings, scores and many more from NFL TV Pass Website.
He already announced that he will rely on gut feelings, football IQ, and the eye test more than any informatics database. That has some concerned that the coaching line of work has passed him by.
Whatever happens, we know it is his team. The changes in the locker room are piling up in both directions. He will get his type of team, with a lot of grizzled veterans playing key roles.
This is how we see the Raiders ’ 2018 season unfolding, game-by-game:
Week 1: Rams (0-0) at Raiders (0-0)
Gruden’s troops are put to the test immediately, hosting the formidable Los Angeles Rams in the second Monday Night Football game. Jared Goff didn’t fare nearly as well against the top defenses as he did against average units in 2017. Can Gruden come up with a powerful defense by opening night?
What we do know is that John Gruden loves the spotlight. He will have a game plan in place for his coming out (again) party. Look for Oakland to start the season with an upset. (Raiders 31-27)
Week 2: Raiders (1-0) at Broncos (1-0)
Denver is a flawed team. Against Seattle in their season opener, their strong defense and new quarterback were able to cover those flaws. Can they do it again?
Gruden is happy, but not satisfied, with his teams’ effort in Week 1. Can his team continue to gel and tweak the game plan simultaneously? Not this week. (Broncos 20-14)
Week 3: Raiders (1-1) at Dolphins (1-1)
Miami is waiting for the Raiders after a cross-country flight into sunny Florida. Adam Gase still calls the Dolphins a contender. Gruden is just tweaking along.
Both coaches believe in their quarterbacks. Today, Tannehill catches fire against the traveling Raiders aspeople wonder if Gase might be right about his team. (Dolphins 31-17)
Week 4: Browns (1-2) at Raiders (1-2)
Cleveland comes off their first win since 2016. Gruden convinces his team that the Browns are second coming of Bart Starr’s Packers.
Doug Martin takes more of the rushing load away from Marshawn Lynch. Cleveland doesn’t know what to make of that, either. (Raiders 27-13)
Week 5: Raiders (2-2) at Chargers (3-1)
Philip Rivers is convinced the Chargers are destined to be AFC Champions. Melvin Gordon helps him make believers of some of the Raider faithful, too.
Gruden installed a whole new defensive backfield in the preseason. They are no match for the multi-faceted attack of the Chargers. (Chargers 24-13)
Week 6: Seahawks (2-3) at Raiders (2-3)
Both of these franchises are dealing with significant changes as they fly to London for their Week 6 game. One of them will fly home with a satisfying 3-3 record. The other will field the questions that come with a 2-4 showing.
Both quarterbacks move the ball. Oakland settles for a couple of field goals and it ends up costing them in a tight loss. (Seahawks 21-20)
Week 7: The Raiders are on their bye week.
Week 8: Colts (3-4) at Raiders (2-4)
Oakland comes off their bye to face Andrew Luck and the Colts. It is Luck’s third game of the season after coming back from his infamous shoulder surgery. The Colts split his previous two efforts with the Bills and Jets, scoring only 17 points each week.
Carr and the Raiders almost get caught looking ahead to Thursday night’s matchup with San Francisco. Their defense bails them out. Gruden snaps at a reporter who asks if he is proud of the ugly win. (Raiders 17-10)
Week 9: Raiders (3-4) at 49ers (4-4)
Any notion coming into the season that Jimmy Garoppolo would never lose a game has long been put to bed by the 49ers mediocre start. The young quarterback is not playing poorly, but the Niners are still a work in progress.
John Gruden spent a large portion of his bye week preparing for this Thursday Night Football event. Once again, he has his team ready and excited for a nationally televised event. Garoppolo has a good showing, but Derek Carr has the better plan of attack. (Raiders 28-24)
Week 10: Chargers (6-2) at Raiders (4-4)
Los Angeles beat the Raiders in their Week 5 matchup. But so far this season, the Chargers won two game and lost their third. Then, they won two more and lost their third. They come to Oakland for their ninth game of the season coming off two wins.
Is it destiny? Or are the Raiders coming around? All Gruden cares about is that it is a win. Oakland climbs above the watermark with their third consecutive win. (Raiders 25-21)
Week 11: Raiders (5-4) at Cardinals (2-7)
Arizona has lost five straight games as they get set to host the resurgent Raiders. Gruden is getting accolades for making the Raiders relevant while Cardinals’ fans are wondering if Steve Wilks was the right man for the job in Arizona.
It sounds like the Raiders should continue to roll. But the Arizona defense is still pretty good. They knock Carr’s receivers all over the field and the Lynch / Martin backfield can’t provide any relief. It’s back to the drawing board in Oakland. (Cardinals 20-17)
Week 12: Raiders (5-5) at Ravens (5-5)
Baltimore suffered a five-game losing streak before bouncing back to win their last two. While their record is a disappointment, they are very much in contention for a division title in the AFC North.
Oakland is still in the hunt, too. They are only two games back of the first-place Chargers at this point. Both veteran quarterbacks and both coaches are determined to keep their teams in contention. Only one of these teams has a dominant defense that can control games. (Ravens 24-10)
Week 13: Chiefs (6-5) at Raiders (5-6)
Oakland has a chance to pull even with one of the two teams ahead of them in the AFC West. Gruden can’t emphasize this enough all week. Everywhere around the training complex come cries of “pull them down”.
Andy Reid, however, spent his bye week plotting how to run the table with his powerful set of skills players. Oakland gets smashed in the mouth early and never recovers. (Chiefs 20-10)
Week 14: Pittsburgh (6-6) at Raiders (5-7)
Oakland hosts another primetime game on Sunday night against the unsteady Steelers. Surely, Gruden will pull another rabbit out his hat for the event, right?
Unfortunately, Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers have a very good record in primetime, too. They also have a greater sense of urgency as the Ravens threaten to take the AFC North title away from them. Big Ben does enough to squeeze out a win in Oakland. (Steelers 21-18)
Week 15: Raiders (5-8) at Bengals (2-11)
Eliminated from the playoff race and with the security of a long-term contract, John Gruden gives some of his young talent a chance to play against the woeful Bengals.
Cincinnati has shown some recent signs of life, with two straight home victories. This is their last home game of the season, and quite possibly the last home game for long-time head coach, Marvin Lewis. The Bengals put forth an emotional effort and extend the misery of Oakland’s losing streak. (Bengals 24-10)
Week 16: Broncos (5-9) at Raiders (5-9)
The wheels have come off on John Elway’s Broncos team as they face a Monday night contest in Oakland.Denver recently lost six straight before sneaking past the Browns in Week 15.
Of course, the Raiders are dealing with a five-game losing streak of their own. Some of Gruden’s veteran players aren’t happy about yielding their positions to rookies and projects. The result is a listless game, albeit a victory for the home team. (Raiders 17-13)
Week 17: Raiders (6-9) at Chiefs (10-5)
Gruden is livid over the teams’ effort against Denver. On Monday, he promotes the entire practice squad and cuts the players they replace. He then reminds the remaining players that although he has a ten-year contract, none of them is guaranteed a job beyond Sunday.
On game day, he gives a rousing speech and challenges his team to make sure the Chiefs, winners of eight of their last nine games, don’t win their third straight division championship. (Raiders 21-16)
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What happens next?
Gruden lets the team celebrate their upset win on the way home. Then, he and general manager Reggie McKenzie set to work revamping the roster for 2019.
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