Oakland Raiders: Week 12 Power Rankings

The Oakland Raiders took a hit on the road last Sunday, falling to the Detroit Lions 18-13 at Ford Field Sunday afternoon, dropping their overall record to 4-6.

Derek Carr and Co., now have their sights set on another crucial road matchup with the Tennessee Titans, but before they travel to Nashville, let's take a look at what the national media is saying about the Silver and Black after their recent performance.

Week 12 Ranking: 18

Week 11 Ranking: 14

Movement: Down 4

Analysis: During the Raiders' three-game losing streak, opponents have averaged 189 rushing yards per game. That's more than 100 yards higher than what they allowed their first seven games (82.9).


Week 12 Ranking: 25

Week 11 Ranking: 20

Movement: **Down 5

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Analysis: The Raiders have allowed 760 total yards of offense combined in consecutive games against two middling offenses -- the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions.


Week 12 Ranking: 18

Week 11 Ranking: 12

Movement: Down 6

Analysis: Another disappointing day for the Raiders, whose playoff hopes took another dive, this time below sea level. At 4-6, Oakland will have an uphill battle, with the Chiefs streaking in the opposite direction and the Broncos likely unreachable in the AFC West at 8-2. The culprit in Detroit was an anemic passing attack, which contributed untimely drops. Next up: a must-win at Tennessee against a rookie QB. Must win, baby.


Week 12 Ranking: 13

Week 11 Ranking: 11

Movement: Down 2

Analysis: "They can never take away that we were once 4-3."


Week 12 Ranking: 16

Week 11 Ranking: 13

Movement: Down 3

Analysis: A defense can certainly dictate matchups, but isn't there a way to get Amari Cooper more than his four targets Sunday?


Week 12 Ranking: 20

Week 11 Ranking: 12

Movement: Down 8 Analysis: Really surprising to see rookie receiver Amari Cooper have such a quiet day, with just one catch for 4 yards. He hadn't had fewer than four catches for 46 yards in any game before Sunday. One has to assume he'll make up for it next week.

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