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NFL Week 14 Power Rankings round up: Raiders continue on downward spiral

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The Week 14 power rankings are out and things at not good for the Raiders. It’s the second consecutive week they were outclassed, and because of that they dropped significantly in the rankings.

NFL.com

Rank: 15

Previous: 13

Things have gone sideways in a flash for the Raiders. Back-to-back losses have dropped Oakland to 6-6 and out of the race in the AFC West. The playoffs are still a possibility via the wild-card route, but it’s hard to get too excited about a team that’s been outscored 74-12 over the course of eight days. Derek Carr isn’t fond of the reputation that he can’t win in the cold, but performances like we saw at Arrowhead with a kickoff temperature of 36 degrees Fahrenheit won’t do much to alter the narrative. Carr threw two interceptions, including the game-icing pick-six in the second quarter, and struggled to create any spark with a wide receiver group that combined for 8 yards receiving through three quarters. Silver & Black-related pessimism is understandable, but things will shift in a hurry if Oakland knocks off the surging Titans at the Black Hole. The Raiders have been a menace at home all ye

ESPN

Rank: 17

Previous: 17

Critics of the $125 million franchise quarterback are readying their pitchforks and torches with the Raiders blown out by a combined 74-12 the past two games to fall to 6-6. Yes, fans are a fickle sort, and Carr is quickly becoming one of the most polarizing figures in franchise history with his uneven play. But if Carr can right the ship in two consecutive home games, against the Titans and Jaguars, and then sweep the Chargers and Broncos on the road to close the season, his seat will cool down considerably heading to Las Vegas.

SI.com

Rank: 17

Previous: 16

And just like that, the capitulation of the 2019 Raiders is complete. No better way to signal your team has no intentions of competing in January than by giving up 40 points to a division rival the week after a trap-game loss to a three-win team. Three turnovers (including a pick-six), 99 yards of penalties and flimsy third-down defense (KC went 7-of-11) helped seal the deal.

Sporting News

Rank: 16

Previous: 14

The Raiders have fallen apart with poor play from Derek Carr and the defense the past two weeks. All the good vibes they once had as a potential playoff contender with Jon Gruden have quickly gone away. Finishing .500 is the challenge now.

USA Today

Rank: 22

Previous: 20

They limp into final Oakland homestand to face surging Titans squad that could officially stake Silver & Black’s sagging playoff hopes.

CBS Sports

Rank: 15

Previous: 13

Things have gone sideways in a flash for the Raiders. Back-to-back losses have dropped Oakland to 6-6 and out of the race in the AFC West. The playoffs are still a possibility via the wild-card route, but it’s hard to get too excited about a team that’s been outscored 74-12 over the course of eight days. Derek Carr isn’t fond of the reputation that he can’t win in the cold, but performances like we saw at Arrowhead with a kickoff temperature of 36 degrees Fahrenheit won’t do much to alter the narrative. Carr threw two interceptions, including the game-icing pick-six in the second quarter, and struggled to create any spark with a wide receiver group that combined for 8 yards receiving through three quarters. Silver & Black-related pessimism is understandable, but things will shift in a hurry if Oakland knocks off the surging Titans at the Black Hole. The Raiders have been a menace at home all year.

Average Rank: 17

The Raiders are not trending in the right direction. The average rank has now dropped 4.9 spots since Week 12. They will not leave the state of California for the next three weeks, and have the Tennessee Titans up next, a team that Derek Carr has had much success against.