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Silver Minings: Raiders will try to do something Sunday they haven’t achieved in 19 years

Can Raiders win by double digits again?

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NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Las Vegas Raiders
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The thing that sticks out the most about the Las Vegas Raiders in their two games under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia is how complete they were.

Under Bisaccia, who replaced Jon Gruden who resigned because of offensive emails last month, the Raiders beat the Denver Broncos 34-24 and the Philadelphia Eagles, 33-22. They were both total team victories and it marked the first time since 2017 that the Raiders won back-to-back games by double digits.

Now, according to the Associated Press, the Raiders can win a third straight game (they play at the 2-6 New York Giants on Sunday with a 10 a.m. PT kickoff) for the first time since 2002. Of course, that was the last season the Raiders went to the Super Bowl.

This is definitely a game the Raiders can win by double digits and it presents Bisaccia another chance to prove to Raiders’ owner Mark Davis he should be a strong candidate to be the permanent head coach in Las Vegas.

In other Raiders’ links:

  • Mid-season love: PFF honors five Raiders in its mid-season All-Pro first and second teams.
  • David Carr apologizes: David Carr, the older brother of Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr apologized for an ill-timed tweet in light of the Henry Ruggs III arrest.
  • In-house breakdown: The Raiders’ website looks at the team as it sits 5-2 coming out of the bye week.
  • Biggest secondary ticket market: Not surprisingly,. Bookies.com says Raiders’ tickets have
  • the biggest secondary market ticket rise in 2021.