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Oakland Raiders Power Rankings: A Final Look

Posted Jan 2, 2018

With the regular season officially over, here's a look at where the Oakland Raiders finished in the 2017 Power Rankings.

The 2017 regular season is over, and a lot has already changed. The Oakland Raiders have parted ways with former Head Coach Jack Del Rio and it remains to be seen who will officially take the reins of the team going forward. Let's not worry about all the outside noise right now, let's take a look at how the team finished in the Power Rankings.


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Bleacher Report
Last Week: 21
Division Rivals: Broncos 28, Chargers 11, Chiefs 9
Analysis: Oakland might have been able to win the Super Bowl if Derek Carr hadn't gotten hurt last season. The Raiders aren't far off from being that team again.

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ESPN
Last Week: 20
Division Rivals: Broncos 29, Chargers 11, Chiefs 10
Analysis: Opponent winning percentage: .512; tied for 13th-hardest. A disappointing season cost Jack Del Rio his job. The schedule skewed on the more difficult side, but the Raiders still scored 115 fewer points this year compared to last, when Derek Carr played 15 of 16 games.


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NFL.com
Last Week: 21
Division Rivals: Broncos 27, Chargers 11, Chiefs 6
Analysis: The Raiders were disappointing in 1994, '95 and '96, while being a downright ugly football team in 1997. Gruden led them to the AFC Championship Game in his third season. Can't wait to see him work with Derek Carr, which should make for a good marriage.

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CBS Sports
Last Week: 20
Division Rivals: Broncos 25, Chargers 16, Chiefs 9
Analysis: With Jack Del Rio out, it looks like it will be Jon Gruden taking over. He won a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay, but look at his last six years with the team. Not so good.

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USA Today
Last Week: 20
Division Rivals: Broncos 27, Chargers 11, Chiefs 6
Analysis: Was there any area where they didn't underachieve? Tough deal for Jack Del Rio, but he's right: It's a 'results-based business.'

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MMQB
Last Week: 23
Division Rivals: Broncos 27, Chargers 12, Chiefs 7
Analysis: N/A