Oakland Raiders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Preview: The Battle To Not Be The Worst Team In The NFL And 3 Keys To Watch for.
After seeing this match-up on the NFL schedule this week I have come to the mindset of do not expect too much.
The NFL this week has many fantastic match-ups, but when thinking of one those games as a fan I am not thinking Raiders Jaguars week seven. You are just not! Unless though you’re an Oakland or Jacksonville fan.
Since both teams are one and four record holders this game Sunday afternoon in Oakland has to be the first of many games to come that means nothing at all except for either team. Both teams these Sunday looks to make and put themselves another win in the standings thought both look terrible and non-playoff teams in 2012.
The Raiders this Sunday are coming off a very heartfelt loss to the only undefeated team in the NFL the Atlanta Falcons. Oakland went into Atlanta and the defense arrived! The Raiders caused Matt Ryan arguably right now the best quarterback in the NFL and picked him off three times. What Oakland also did was continue to pass the ball well with Carson Palmer and kept them within striking distance of beating the Falcons. Though in the end the Raiders found another way to lose and lost by three points in a 23-20 loss.
As we come into week six of the 2012 NFL season there is a match-up only Oakland and Atlanta fans that will be watching. This Sunday morning here on the west coast after the Oakland Athletics historic run came to an end Oakland shifts its focus on a one and three Raiders team coming off a bye week. Though the Falcons are coming off two very tough victories against Carolina and Washington where they just pulled it off. As looking at the Raiders they are coming off their bye week just after losing to division rivals the Denver Broncos in Denver and looking to help their rookie head coach get back on the winning track.
Both teams come into contest looking for the same outcome. The Raiders need a win to get closer to the track they want to be on and Atlanta wants to continue its undefeated season and stay a top the NFL with Houston.
Each team has it quirks and problems, but the Oakland Raiders have had ton this entire season. So this week I want to talk about the three keys for the Raiders if they want to not get their butts kicked against Atlanta in Atlanta this week.
Keys for the Oakland Raiders: