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Silver Minings: Raiders need to end sack drought

Raiders haven’t brought downa QB since Week 7

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Las Vegas Raiders v New Orleans Saints
Maxx Crosby
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One of the Las Vegas Raiders’ biggest ongoing issues during their 2-6 start has been a lack of a consistent pass-rush.

The Raiders have just nine sacks, which is the lowest amount in the NFL and they are near the bottom of the league in pressures. In back-to-back defeats to the New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars, the Raiders were held sack-less. They have only gone three straight games without a sack once, in 2004, according to the Associated Press.

The Raiders have a strong chance to get a sack for the first time since beating the Houston Texans in Week 7. They host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. they surrendered nine sacks in a 26-3 defeat to the New England Patriots on Sunday.

So, Maxx Crosby and company have a chance to get right this week.

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