The Las Vegas Raiders finished the 2021 season with a 10-7 record, which was good for second place in the AFC West and a playoff spot. But they lost to the Bengals in the Wildcard round. They spent the offseason improving their roster and they’re hoping to challenge the Kansas City Chiefs for the division title and make a deep playoff run.
Despite their upgrades, oddsmakers don’t have a lot of confidence in them and Super Bowl 2023 predictions are giving them +4000 odds to win the Super Bowl.
Las Vegas averaged 22 points per game last season, which was 18th in the league. They gave up 25.8 points per game, which was 26th.
Even though Rich Bisaccia helped to steer the ship and led the team to the playoffs after Jon Gruden was fired. The Raiders hired former New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their new head coach. Catch up on the latest NFL fantasy news in our sports betting blog.
Derek Carr completed 68.4 percent of his passes for 4,804 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. Josh Jacobs led the team with 872 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. While Hunter Renfrow led the team with 1,038 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. They traded for Davante Adams, who had 1,553 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in Green Bay last season. So expect their offense to be very potent this season.
The Raiders also improved their defense by signing veteran defensive lineman Chandler Jones. Who had 10.5 sacks with Arizona last season. They also added more depth by drafting former LSU defensive tackle Neil Farrell Jr. and former Tennessee defensive tackle Matthew Butler.
Las Vegas Raiders Season preview
Even though the Raiders look good on paper. They are playing in one of the best divisions in the NFL and will face some tough competition this seaso. Expect them to compete with the Los Angeles Chargers for second place in the division and make the playoffs.