If you need a little encouragement, look at the data presented in this article. The win average over the history of the four franchises shows that the Oakland Raiders have .549 above the Broncos, Colts and Chiefs.
|2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009||2010 to date|
|Oakland total wins||12||10||11||4||5||4||2||4||5||5||6|
Focusing only on the Oakland Raider's total wins since 2000, we see that the pattern shows a monotonic sequence from 2006 to date: two, four, five, five, six. The number of total wins per season is increasing.
During the history of the franchise, it seems that Oakland has earned above 300 points 36 times, if we include the 314 points already earned in 2010. This means that about 70 percent of the time, the Oakland Raiders will earn more than 300 points per season. So this year's team is in good standing when compared to previous years.
Hitting a total of 400 points in one season would be outstanding. There is still time enough to do that. Again, looking back at history we can make a few observations.
A chart showing the seasons when the Oakland Raiders scored above 400 points is revealing and inspiring.
The wide receivers during those high scoring years are noted.
|Year||Total Points||Wide Receiver||Pt. Diff|
|Ranked Total Points in Season||Using Measure (Total Points + Pt. Diff)|
In the Pro Football Reference website, the coach, wide receivers and others are cited. The implication is that good coaches and good wide receivers tend to make a difference in scoring, among other things.
Based on the overall history of the Oakland Raiders, you can expect some surprise endings and thriller plays during the last three games of the 2010 season.
Why not try for 400 or more points for the entire 2010 season, if nothing else? Do the math. All you need to do is look at these numbers:
400-314 = 86
86 divide by 3 = 27
27 divide by 4 quarters = 6.75
Well, lets just say, theoretically, that if the Oakland Raiders can get at least three or four touchdowns per game, it would be encouraging. If they get at least 27 points per game that would be very encouraging.
If they win all three games from this point, that would be terrific.