As of today, September 7th, 2020, there are five days until the Las Vegas Raiders take on the Carolina Panthers in week one. Here at BroSports, we’re going to release one Raiders game prediction a day until kickoff. We’re going to take a look at how we think the Raiders will match up with each opponent, what we think the score will be, and track those Raiders wins and losses throughout the season.
Today, the Raiders travel back east to the place where last season’s playoff hopes crashed and burned, at Metlife against the New York Jets.
Las Vegas Raiders 2020 Predictions: Week Thirteen
The Jets at a Glance
The Jets just traded away their best player, safety Jamal Adams, for a haul of draft picks, but fortunately, they aren’t going to be much use yet. However, Sam Darnold is still under center, healthy, and ready to work with his new weapons, Denzel Mims and Breshad Perriman. Le’Veon Bell is healthy too, and the Jets are hoping that Adam Gase can finally live up to his “offensive mastermind” label.
Defensively, a lot is riding on the development of defensive lineman, Quinnen Williams. He has the potential to be a game-changing pass rusher up the middle, but if he isn’t, the Jets will struggle on that side of the ball.
Last year, the Raiders were riding the high of a three game winning streak into Metlife to take on Sam Darnold’s New York Jets on “Star Wars Day.” How do I know it was Star Wars Day? Because I sat in the nosebleeds, in a poncho, and talked mad trash about Fireman Ed for quitting on the Jets after the Butt-Fumble and still getting a cameo on the big screen every thirty seconds.
Regrettably, the Jets smacked the Raiders around. They won 34-3 and the offense looked absolutely putrid. They never recovered from this game, and with the exception of a meaningless close win vs. the Chargers, they didn’t look alive again as the Oakland Raiders.
Derek Carr is tired of being disrespected, Jon Gruden is in year three of his comeback tour, if they don’t show up with fire, ready to bring the pain? They should just stay in Vegas.
The Raiders better win this one. Last year, the Jets spanked the Raiders, at the height of their momentum, and made them look silly. I’m banking on Angry Carr and a motivated Raiders team bringing their A-game to New York as they secure the vengeance victory.