One of the biggest disappointments for the Las Vegas Raiders in their 2-5 sputtering start to the season is that the defense has made no progress.
Patrick Graham’s unit has floundered all season. And looking at NFL defensive statistics, it is clear just how bad the unit has been. According to the below tweet by the Associated Press, Las Vegas’ defense is at or very near the bottom of the NFL in several key stats.
Check it out:
Some #Raiders defensive rankings:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) October 31, 2022
Takeaways per game: 0.6, 32nd
Sacks per game: 1.29, 32nd
3rd down defense: 46%, 29th
Red zone TD % allowed: 73.9%, 31st
Graham came to Las Vegas with a sterling reputation, yet, thus far, he has not been able to get much out of this group. Until that happens, the Raiders won’t be able to truly compete in the AFC.