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Silver Minings: Raiders score on 56% of possessions, 2nd highest in NFL

Raiders averaging 3.04 points a possession, which is also second in the NFL behind Green Bay Packers

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NFL: Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
The Raiders are explosive
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Raiders’ offense has been somewhat off in 40% of their games so far in 2020 but it is still putting up dominating numbers.

That’s encouraging, especially considering these numbers from Pro Football reference. The Raiders are scoring on 56% of their drives, which is the second best in the NFL behind the Green Bay Packers. The Raiders are averaging 3.04 points a possession, which is also second in the NFL behind Green Bay.

Averaging a field goal every drive is an impressive display of offense. What I believe is so exciting is that this offense is nowhere near its peak for this season. The Raiders have had several injuries on offense and there were a couple of games that Derek Carr and crew weren’t totally on.

This group will get better and it will keep scoring. For a team that is averaging 36 points in its three victories, that is an exciting thought. Indeed, the scoring has just begun for the Raiders this season

In other Raiders news:

  • Carr moving up: Carr is heading in the right direction in FanSided’s quarterback rankings.
  • Nice piece; Yahoo has a story on Tom Flores’ long wait for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which may be ending soon.
  • Good for Josh: Josh Jacobs’ great personal story continues.
  • Review the film: The Athletic looks at the tape of the Raiders’ win in Kansas City.
  • Nice work, Kolton: Check out the day Raiders’ left tackle Kolton Miller had against the Chiefs.