So it hit me this morning looking at the remainder of the Raider Schedule, we are going to win the AFC West. Going to to week 6 we are facing three home games, with our bye packaged neatly there. The three home games coming up are Cleveland (currently 2-3, with their two wins vs. the win-less colts and dolphins) Denver (currently 1-4, with one of their loses vs the Raiders) and KC,(currently 2-3 with their two wins vs. Minnesota (1-4) and the Colts (0-5) . Going into week 10 most would agree we should be 6-2, facing the Chargers. I am not confident that we will sweep the Chargers but with the way they are currently playing and the strength of their opponents so far ( They have wins over Denver, KC, Minnesota and Miami, with a combined record of 4-16), I am confident we split with them if not sweep them again.
The rest of the Schedule goes: San Diego twice (we should at least take 1 if not sweep), @Minnesota, @Miami, @KC all games we should win, and @Green Bay which is one that will be very difficult probably a loss. For our remaining home games we have Chicago and Detroit, and I figure for us to probably split here.
This Gives us a very good 11-5 record if we split with San Diego, and speaking of San Diego they have a monster schedule remaining: Currently at 4-1, they have away games at: Jets, Jacksonville, Chicago, Detroit, KC and at the Big O in Oaktown. They will be fortunate to split 3-3 here, very fortunate....and then their home games: Denver Green Bay, Buffalo, Baltimore and Oakland, again they are very lucky to Split here I have them going 2-3 at best. So I have the Chargers going 10-6 at best and more likely 9-7 or worse. IT'S TIME TO TAKE BACK OUR RIGHTFUL PLACES' AS DIVISION CHAMPIONS OF THE AFC WEST!!! GO RAIDERS!!