The Oakland Raiders aren’t setting major strides this season, but they just got themselves out of the AFC West cellar by putting the San Diego Chargers in it. A fast start in a late game is what helped the silver and black attack pick up their second win.
Special teams, along with several other Silver and Black units are banged up. A struggling Miami Dolphins offer an opportunity for Oakland to get their first win, but it will be dependent on the Raiders bench stepping up in key areas.
With core offensive weapons missing on both sides of the ball—wide receiver Jacoby Ford for Oakland, running back Ryan Mathews for San Diego—defensive coordinators are licking their chops. The offensive coordinators are left scratching their heads as they adjust their game plans around unknown entities on the bench.