Now halfway through the preseason, it's safe to say that things haven't gone quite as many Raider fans had hoped.
For starters, the team remains winless, and even those who mock the supposed importance of the preseason would acknowledge that things haven't gone according to plan.
Sure, Darren McFadden and the defensive line have been outstanding, but the rest of the starters still seem to be getting up to speed.
Fortunately for guys like Carson Palmer, their preseason play is basically irrelevant as their job has already been set in stone. For other guys, however, the next two weeks represent a fierce battle and competition for playing time.
With that in mind, we broke down the four position battles we thought could come down to the wire.