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Let's hope Hue has lots of reasons to smile this year!
If the Raiders get off to a fast start and survive a tough middle of the season, they are now in a position to win the division if they can finish strong.
A home game against Detroit, everyone's trendy sleeper, looks winnable. Matthew Stafford will be long out for the season by then, right?
Then at Kansas City and home to the Chargers.
I'm going to say one of these teams won't be in the race and I think that's the Chiefs.
I think a first-place schedule gets the best of them this year and that the division will be decided when the Raiders go into Kansas City and win for the umpteenth year in a row. Okay, maybe not umpteenth, but it has been since 2006, when the Chiefs last defended their home field!
Week 17, the 10-5 Oakland Raiders get to rest their starters in a meaningless game with the Chargers.
This could be how the Raiders finish if they don't blow the start!