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How confident are you in the Raiders vs their opponents this season?

Let’s go game-by-game and find out

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What will the Las Vegas Raiders record be at the end of a 16-game regular season schedule this year? The answer to that question is of course the answer the Raiders are looking for and they hope it’s at least a couple of games above .500.

Your honest beliefs about each of those 16 games could help us reach an interesting prediction.

Last season, the Raiders went 7-9 and while that isn’t what Jon Gruden wants to see in 2020, it is still tied for the second-best record by the franchise in the last eight years. By rebuilding the linebacker corps, adding veterans like Cory Littleton and Maliek Collins and Jason Witten and so on, and drafting Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette in the first round, Gruden hopes these changes and further in-house developments lead to Las Vegas blowing 7-9 out of the water.

Can they do that? Schedule matters too.

Instead of looking at what analysts have said about the Raiders season — the answers to which seem all over the place anyways — I want to ask you what you think about it. Honest answers to the below 16 polls will help gauge not only what sort of confidence SB&P readers have in Vegas, but how you perceive these opponents after the 2020 offseason.

I’ve gone with a 1-4 confidence poll, 4 being the most confident; 3 being a toss-up with a slight edge towards victory; 2 being a toss-up with a slight edge towards loss; and 1 being an expected loss. I’ll take the results and then do — something — with them to spit out a W-L record.

So, what’s your honest belief about these 16 matchups?

at Carolina Panthers

2019 record: 5-11

The big story: Cam Newton replaced by Teddy Bridgewater, Ron Rivera replaced by Matt Ruhle

Poll

How confident are you on the road vs Panthers?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    4 (Very confident)
    (460 votes)
  • 39%
    3
    (336 votes)
  • 5%
    2
    (46 votes)
  • 0%
    1 (Not at all confident)
    (8 votes)
850 votes total Vote Now

New Orleans Saints (Monday Night Football)

2019 record: 13-3

The big story: Safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson changed his name to “Ceedy Duce” (the Saints are mostly the same)

Poll

How confident are you hosting the Saints?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    4
    (33 votes)
  • 24%
    3
    (201 votes)
  • 52%
    2
    (434 votes)
  • 18%
    1
    (154 votes)
822 votes total Vote Now

at New England Patriots

2019 record: 12-4

The big story: No Tom Brady

Poll

How confident are you on the road vs the Patriots?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    4
    (214 votes)
  • 54%
    3
    (446 votes)
  • 15%
    2
    (128 votes)
  • 3%
    1
    (25 votes)
813 votes total Vote Now

Buffalo Bills

2019 record: 10-6

The big story: Stefon Diggs arrives to help Josh Allen

Poll

How confident are you hosting the Bills?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    4
    (106 votes)
  • 50%
    3
    (396 votes)
  • 31%
    2
    (243 votes)
  • 4%
    1
    (33 votes)
778 votes total Vote Now

at Kansas City Chiefs

2019 record: 12-4

The big story: Trying to repeat

Poll

How confident are you on the road vs the Chiefs?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    4
    (28 votes)
  • 6%
    3
    (53 votes)
  • 33%
    2
    (262 votes)
  • 55%
    1
    (428 votes)
771 votes total Vote Now

bye

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday Night Football)

2019 record: 7-9

The big story: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski

Poll

How confident are you hosting the Bucs?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    4
    (162 votes)
  • 52%
    3
    (392 votes)
  • 21%
    2
    (164 votes)
  • 4%
    1
    (34 votes)
752 votes total Vote Now

at Cleveland Browns

2019 record: 6-10

The big story: Kevin Stefanski (Vikings offensive assistant since 2006) is the ninth person to coach the Browns since 2008

Poll

How confident are you on the road vs the Browns?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    4
    (366 votes)
  • 41%
    3
    (302 votes)
  • 8%
    2
    (60 votes)
  • 0%
    1
    (7 votes)
735 votes total Vote Now

at LA Chargers

2019 record: 5-11

The big story: Philip Rivers replaced by Justin Herbert, Tyrod Taylor, and maybe they have a really good defense

Poll

How confident are you on the road vs the Chargers?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    4 (Very confident)
    (484 votes)
  • 29%
    3
    (214 votes)
  • 3%
    2
    (22 votes)
  • 0%
    1 (Not at all confident)
    (6 votes)
726 votes total Vote Now

Denver Broncos

2019 record: 7-9

The big story: Drew Lock throwing to Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and Noah Fant and getting some blocking from Dalton Risner — all Broncos first and second round picks since 2018

Poll

How confident are you hosting the Broncos?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    4
    (406 votes)
  • 40%
    3
    (290 votes)
  • 2%
    2
    (21 votes)
  • 0%
    1
    (7 votes)
724 votes total Vote Now

Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday Night Football)

Re-match, this time at home

Poll

How confident are you hosting the Chiefs?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    4
    (67 votes)
  • 30%
    3
    (220 votes)
  • 39%
    2
    (287 votes)
  • 20%
    1
    (151 votes)
725 votes total Vote Now

at Atlanta Falcons

2019 record: 7-9

The big story: Todd Gurley, Hayden Hurst, Dante Fowler added

Poll

How confident are you on the road vs the Falcons?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    4
    (164 votes)
  • 52%
    3
    (376 votes)
  • 22%
    2
    (158 votes)
  • 1%
    1
    (12 votes)
710 votes total Vote Now

at New York Jets

2019 record: 7-9

The big story: Another first round pick with talent didn’t want to play for the Jets and left

Poll

how confident are you on the road vs the Jets?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    4
    (353 votes)
  • 37%
    3
    (270 votes)
  • 11%
    2
    (80 votes)
  • 1%
    1
    (8 votes)
711 votes total Vote Now

Indianapolis Colts

2019 record: 7-9

The big story: Philip Rivers on offense, DeForest Buckner on defense

Poll

How confident are you hosting the Colt

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    4 (Very confident)
    (323 votes)
  • 44%
    3
    (315 votes)
  • 8%
    2
    (58 votes)
  • 0%
    1 (Not at all confident)
    (6 votes)
702 votes total Vote Now

LA Chargers (Thursday Night Football)

Re-match, this time at home

Poll

How confident are you hosting the Chargers?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    4
    (537 votes)
  • 21%
    3
    (152 votes)
  • 1%
    2
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    1
    (5 votes)
703 votes total Vote Now

Miami Dolphins

2019 record: 5-11

The big story: Tua Tagovailoa or Ryan Fitzpatrick?

Poll

How confident are you hosting the Dolphins?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    4
    (531 votes)
  • 22%
    3
    (156 votes)
  • 1%
    2
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    1
    (4 votes)
703 votes total Vote Now

at Denver Broncos

Re-match, this time on the road

Poll

How confident are you on the road vs the Broncos?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    4
    (206 votes)
  • 47%
    3
    (344 votes)
  • 22%
    2
    (159 votes)
  • 1%
    1
    (11 votes)
720 votes total Vote Now