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32. Oakland Raiders

Embarrassing doesn’t even begin to describe the kind of performance put together by the Oakland Raiders last Thursday during their 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers since this seemed like a golden opportunity to finally earn that second win. Between trading Khalil Mack before the start of the season along with Amari Cooper in recent weeks, the Raiders have received plenty of criticism for their decision, especially when it comes to Jon Gruden.

The whole reason why Oakland was willing to pay Gruden all of that money in the first place was due to the fact that he seemed capable of getting this team to their level from two years ago when they were a top contender in the AFC. Also, when looking at Gruden’s previous experience in developing quarterbacks, the head coach was supposed to help Derek Carr return to his MVP level of play from the 2016 season, which hasn’t been the case once bit.

Seeing how Carr would eventually get benched when the game was well over along with the fact that Oakland’s offense couldn’t even score a single touchdown shows what kind of night this was for Gruden’s squad. Even if the Raiders feel great over having three picks in the first round of next year’s draft, this still doesn’t take away from the frustration surrounding this season.