These Raiders carried an air of unpredictability into the season. There were too many new players, new coaches and unproven commodities to know exactly how this year would turn out.
ALAMEDA – The Minnesota Vikings weren’t going to let the Raiders beat them deep. They weren’t going to let Amari Cooper shimmy his way to big yards after the catch.
OAKLAND – Nate Allen’s torn MCL sent the Raiders secondary into an early-season tailspin.
The Raiders were burned by another star player on Sunday and took a step backwards.
OAKLAND -– The Raiders didn’t start fast on Sunday, allowing the Minnesota Vikings to open the game with 13 unanswered points.