Oakland Raiders fans suffered for years and years, hoping for a season like this one.
Now, the entire season seems like a cruel joke, a tease that will end in terrible heartbreak.
The Raiders are going to the playoffs, and after a postseason drought that dated back to the 2002 season, you’d think that would be incredible no matter how it ended up. But we can all see where it’s headed.
The Raiders looked awful on Sunday in a 24-6 loss to the Denver Broncos. If there was any blind optimism that Derek Carr wouldn’t be missed that much, that’s done now. The offense did nothing with Matt McGloin at quarterback, then McGloin was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury. Rookie Connor Cook came in and didn’t look overmatched, but it’s hard to believe the Raiders are going very far with him this season.
The Raiders needed a win, or a Kansas City Chiefs loss, to get the AFC’s No. 2 seed and an AFC West championship.Read More »from NFL Winners and Losers: Without Derek Carr, Raiders' season has become a tragedy