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Oakland Raiders Need to Break More Patterns To Demonstrate Consistency

Honor Warren Wells TheTorch@dbintayaelSenior Writer IINovember 9, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 07:  Jason Campbell #8 hands the ball off to Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 7, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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One by one the patterns of the performance of the Oakland Raiders are being broken. Even more faulty patterns need to be shattered to demonstrate consistency. Consistency would help to prove that there is, indeed, a thriving team of Oakland Raiders.

Here is a partial list of data that gives us more insight on the Oakland Raiders.

YearNo. of ByeWin-Loss BeforeWin-Loss After
20004 LW WW 
20015 WW WW 
20022 WW WW 
20037 LL L 
20049 LW L 
20054 LW L 
20062 LL L 
20074 WW L 
20084 LL L 
20098 LL L 
20109 WW 

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Note that in 2001 and 2002 the Oakland Raiders had consecutive wins before and after Bye Week. In 2000, the Raiders had a win before Bye Week but that win was preceded by a loss, giving the LW pattern that showed up three out of 10 times in 2000, 2004 and 2005. The focus is the two games immediately preceding Bye Week.

The pattern that prompted this article shows that 70 percent of the time the Oakland Raiders loss the game immediately after Bye Week from 2000 to 2009,

Although the Raiders entered Bye Week with a win in 2004, 2005 and 2007, they lost the game immediately following Bye Week during those same years.

This means that 70 percent of the games after Bye Week were losses indicating that the physical rest and additional practice did not guarantee a win after Bye Week. This data applies to the era from 2000 to 2009.

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Yes, the Oakland Raiders had three consecutive wins before Bye Week in 2010 but unless the team stays focused and determined, there may be a 30 percent chance of a loss.

Let's hope that the team returns from Bye Week energized and not depleted. Let's also hope that the Oakland Raiders get fired up and electrified, not dull and careless.

Once the team acquires a taste for victory nothing else but victory will satisfy their appetites.

Go Raiders! Break more patterns and demonstrate consistency.

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