Sporting Information’ NFL predictions for the 2020 season have been made with the understanding that the professional soccer panorama nearly absolutely will likely be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic indirectly by way of the autumn and winter.
So predictions relating to how all groups together with the Raiders will end within the 2020 NFL standings and past are extra of a crap shoot than normal. We’ve got no alternative however to function with the roster and schedule information we’ve got of all 32 groups heading into what will likely be a wierd season.
Based mostly on NFL senior author Vinnie Iyer’s recreation picks for your complete 2020 season, SN is projecting that the Raiders’ first season in Las Vegas will likely be similar to their final season in Oakland. Although the Raiders have sturdy expertise, their schedule is tough.
Beneath are Iyer’s predictions for the Raiders in 2020, plus how Vegas oddsmakers view their probabilities to win the Tremendous Bowl.
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Document: 7-9Division: 4th in AFC WestPlayoffs: N/A
Iyer’s take: The Raiders have a very good offensive plan with Jon Gruden and Greg Olson. Derek Carr has extra assist at vast receiver and tight finish. The protection is significantly better with the additions of Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkowski.
However they’re sadly nonetheless caught in a division with the Chiefs, Broncos and Chargers whereas going through a troublesome schedule, which is able to curb the keenness of the primary Las Vegas season.
Haislop’s take: The Raiders improved considerably within the second 12 months of Gruden’s present stint, and their offensive reinforcements (see Henry Ruggs) really feel well timed. In addition they have a motivated quarterback in Derek Carr who’s in a little bit of a make-or-break season.
A lot of the Raiders’ success or failure will fall on the QB, but when he performs nicely, do not be stunned to see the Raiders flirt with a playoff look once more of their first Vegas 12 months. Every little thing else wanted for a postseason run appears to be in place round Carr.
Raiders odds for 2020 win complete, Tremendous Bowl
In keeping with the odds at Sports activities Insider, the Raiders are most probably to complete someplace between 5-11 and 9-7 this season.
The defending Tremendous Bowl-champion Chiefs are the apparent favorites to win the AFC West, however the division is a crap shoot after that on the percentages board. Denver and Las Vegas are tied behind Kansas Metropolis at +800, with Los Angeles shut behind at +1000.
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Raiders schedule 2020
Assuming the 2020 NFL schedule stays intact with none pandemic-related changes, the Raiders will play the 21st hardest schedule within the NFL primarily based on opponents’ 2019 successful share.
In actuality, although, Las Vegas’ schedule is harder. The Raiders draw the NFC South within the schedule rotation simply in time for the Buccaneers to trot out Tom Brady, to not point out the challenges the Saints and Falcons current. If the Raiders can get to their Week 6 bye with no less than two wins, it ought to be thought of a very good begin.
Beneath is the Raiders’ full schedule for the 2020 season.
Kickoff time (ET)
at Carolina Panthers
Sept. 21 (Monday)
New Orleans Saints
at New England Patriots
at Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
at Cleveland Browns
at Los Angeles Chargers
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
at Atlanta Falcons
at New York Jets
Dec. 17 (Thursday)
Los Angeles Chargers
at Denver Broncos