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31. Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders must be thrilled to be the first official team eliminated from playoff contention following Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in a game that ended up being closer than originally expected. While the Chiefs have worked their way into becoming a top contender in the AFC, the Raiders have been the complete opposite with only two wins to their name, and their eyes set on potentially earning the top pick in the spring during the NFL Draft.

Originally, the addition of Jon Gruden was supposed to help Oakland return to the level of being a serious contender like two years ago, which has been far from the case. Even more frustrating, when looking at all of the ridiculous money already invested in Gruden, the Raiders can’t even get rid of him like some of the other former head coaches across the league that have already lost their jobs.

One can only imagine the level of frustration Derek Carr has been dealing with when looking at the original expectations surrounding this Oakland team, especially after the team gave up on Amari Cooper after sending him to the Dallas Cowboys. When looking at their remaining schedule, chances are the Raiders won’t win another game during the 2018 season, and could very well finish 2-14.