Oakland Raiders: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2018 NFL Season

Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports

If there was a bold prediction this time last year for the Oakland Raiders, then one potential prediction could’ve been the offense setting the record for most points scored in a season. A bold prediction, yet possible considering the array of talent the offense had. Fast forward to the end of the season and you get the most disappointing season in the league.

That cost former head coach Jack Del Rio and his staff their jobs, thus paving the way for the return of Jon Gruden. Everyone is so intrigued with how Gruden will fair in his first season back in the NFL after such a long hiatus. It’s not just about Gruden for this upcoming season, but the players who are returning from last season.

How will they respond and look under Gruden and his staff once they kickoff a live-action regular season game? There are actually a fair amount of ideas and clues as to what we can expect from this team. Having high expectations for this season is more than warranted.

There’s a lot this team can accomplish in many facets that some will deem it as bold just because Gruden has been out of the game for so many years. I believe he’ll shut down all his naysayers, so here are the five bold predictions for the Oakland Raiders for the 2018 NFL season.

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