One of the ways NFL head coaches are judged is how their team responds after the bye week.
Analysts and fans figure coaches better have their team prepared after their bye. With the NFL schedule released last week, there have been several nuggets about the Raiders’ 2022 bye week, which is in Week 6.
The Raiders have two games against teams coming off a bye in 2022, which is tied for the second most in the league.
Games against an opponent coming off a BYE— Sharp Football Analysis (@SharpFBAnalysis) May 13, 2022
They are against the Texans and Seahawks. However, the Raiders are also coming off their bye in the Houston game, so it’s a wash. The Raiders are also one of four teams to have a bye after a Monday night game, which avoids a start week. So, that’s a positive of the bye week as well.
Teams to get a bye following Monday Night Football to avoid a short week:#Raiders— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) May 13, 2022
Saints (but also have short week after their other MNF game)
So, it doesn’t appear that the bye week is going to give McDaniels and his team too many unwanted challenges in 2022.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Twitter followers: See where the Raiders rank in the league in terms of Twitter followers.
- Best under 25: PFF has Raiders’ star pass-rusher as the 12th best player under 25.
- Index ratings: This ESPN rankings has the Raiders ranked at No. 14.
- Missing Jones: The Arizona Cardinals know they have a tall task, trying to replace new Raiders’ pass-rusher Chandler Jones. Of course, that’s their problem and the Raiders’ fortune.
- Not great: According to PFF, the Raiders’ rank 27th in the NFL in current salary-cap health.
- Now hiring: The Raiders’ are looking for game-day staff at Allegiant Stadium this season. That would be a fun side gig.
- Small club: Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr is part of a small group of quarterbacks in the NFL.
- QB tiers: Check out where PFF has Carr ranked in its quarterback tiers.