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Silver Minings: PFF is not high on 2021 Raiders

PFF doesn’t like Las Vegas’ chances of winning the Super Bowl this year

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NFL analytics-crunching site Pro Football Focus doesn’t like the Las Vegas Raiders’ chances of winning the Super Bowl this season.

The site has given the Raiders a three percent chance of winning the Lombardi Trophy to close out the 2021 season. PFF has the Raiders ranked No. 21 overall ... but the good news is, the site likes Las Vegas’ chances of winning it all better than the two teams ranked just above them.

The Chicago Bears, ranked No. 19 by PFF, are given a one percent chance of winning the Super Bowl. The Washington Football Team, ranked No. 20, have a two percent chance of winning it all. So take it for what it is worth.

More good news: AFC West foes, the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers, are ranked No. 22 and No. 23, respectively. The bad news: The Kansas City Chiefs are ranked No. 1.

Let’s just get to the season, already, please.

In other Raiders’ links:

  • Remembering a friend: Former Raiders’ linebacker Kirk Morrison remembered the late Thomas Howard on his birthday.
  • Previewing the LBs: The Athletic looks at the 2021 Raiders’ linebackers.
  • Legend remembers another legend: Raiders’ Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff went on the radio in Las Vegas to discuss the greatness of Al Davis.
  • Good for Darren: Raiders’ star tight end Darren Waller will hold a football camp in Las Vegas this month.