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Raiders fans are optimistic about 2021 playoff chances

Raiders Nation foresees a post-season run

NFL: JAN 03 Raiders at Broncos
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The Raider Nation has spoken. So, clear your calendar for January.

It appears your Las Vegas Raiders are going to be busy. Playoffs, baby.

That’s right, the fan base clearly thinks the Raiders will back the playoffs for the first time in five years — and the just the second time in 19 years. This week in our series of posts asking fans for 2021 Raiders’ predictions, we had a simple and direct question: Do you think the 2021 Las Vegas Raiders will make the playoffs?

In a poll in which more than 800 votes were cast, the ‘yes” vote won in an overwhelming fashion. Seventy percent of the voters think Jon Gruden’s team is headed to the playoffs, while only 30 percent of the voters don’t think it’s going to happen.

That’s a big swing. It’s clear the majority of Raider’s fans believe this is the season Gruden is going to lead the Raiders to the post-season. After big additions on the defense (and defensive coaching staff) and the hope for continued success on offense, fans predict the Raiders making the seven-team AFC postseason.

Let’s see if it happens. If not, I bet support for Gruden will dwindle ...but we’ll cross that bridge if it happens. For now, the focus is on the playoffs.