We knew coming into this seasons that the early part going was going to be the easier portion. The Bills were supposed to be part of that easier schedule, but it turns out they’re not. They’re currently sitting at 4-2 on the season and are just one of several winning squads the Raiders will face the rest of the way.
According to ESPN’s Charles Clay, the Raiders have the fourth toughest remaining schedule in the NFL behind only the Jets, Dolphins, and Cowboys.
Toughest schedule going forward:— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) October 23, 2017
1. Jets 2. Dolphins 3. Cowboys 4. Raiders 5. Colts 6. Falcons 7. Chargers 8. Broncos 9. Giants 10. Bucs
After the Bills, the Raiders head to Miami to face a 4-3 Dolphins team that just lost on Thursday night football and then get a bye week before facing the 5-2 Patriots in Mexico City.
In fact, they only face two teams the rest of the season that currently have a losing record — the Giants (1-6) and Chargers (3-4).
A lot can change between now and the time the Raiders face these teams. In fact, with the Dolphins loss Thursday night, things have already changed slightly, but we can’t know exactly how much until all teams have played this weekend.