Darren Carr is the genuine article. He might not be worth his swollen salary (nobody is) but he is Oakland's franchise quarterback. With Carr behind center, the Raiders have a bonafide chance of winning a Super Bowl in coming seasons. And they will remain a threat for the foreseeable future. Packed with potency, their offense has the capability to outscore most other units. They are a viable futures bet, particularly as the Patriots and Steelers are aging. However, don't forget about the Chiefs and Broncos is an incredibly stacked AFC West.
The Oakland Raiders were the first team in the Super Bowl era to win championships in three successive decades. In 1967 the Raiders captured the AFL title with a 40-7 rout of the Houston Oilers.
Although they lost Super Bowl II by a 33-14 count to the Green Bay Packers, it would be the start of four straight apperances in either the AFL or AFC Championship Game for the Raiders. In 1976, Oakland won Super Bowl XI via a 32-14 verdict over the Minnesota Vikings.
In 1980, the Raiders made the NFL playoffs as a wildcard and went all the way to Super Bowl XV, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10. Three years later, this time as the Los Angeles Raiders, they won Super Bowl XVIII 38-9 over the Washington Redskins.
Who Does Oakland Raiders Play Next
Want to bet on the Raiders? Pay close attention to who they play next and where the game is being played while taking into account the game betting lines, all of which is found below.
Oakland Raiders Game Schedule
Here is where you will find the Oakland Raiders complete game schedule. Use it as a primary resource when formulating your future betting strategy.
Oakland Raiders Standings Today
This is the location for all of the up-to-the-minute information on where the Oakland Raiders are located in the current AFC West Division standings.
How To Make Money Betting On Oakland Raiders
If you have any doubts about this Oakland Raiders team, don't. They aren't particularly strong on the defensive side of the ball but their potent offense more than makes up for those downfalls. This team is going to contend in the AFC for years to come. They are strong futures bets, both in the AFC and AFC West. Kansas City will pose the biggest threat to their AFC West title bids.
Also, look to pick the over in most Raiders games. They score in bunches and aren't especially strong on the defensive side of the ball. They are one of the best over plays in football.