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Oakland Raiders Have The Best Win Average Compared To Broncos, Colts, Chiefs

Honor Warren Wells TheTorch@dbintayaelSenior Writer IIDecember 19, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 5:  Wide Receiver Jacoby Ford #12 and Darius Heyward-Bey #85 of the Oakland Raiders celebrate Ford's touchdown catch in front of Donald Strickland #30 of the San Diego Chargers a during their NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 5, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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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.

Broncos0.523            
Colts0.521            
Chiefs0.519            
Oakland0.549            
  20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010 to date
Oakland total wins12101145424556

 

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.

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YearTotal PointsWide ReceiverPt. Diff  
1967468 Biletnikoff 2351  
1968453 Wells  2202  
1983442 Christensen 1045  
2000479 Brown 1803  
2002450 Rice  1464  
          
Ranked Total Points in SeasonUsing Measure (Total Points + Pt. Diff)
          
468453442479450     
235220104180146     
703673546659596     
12534     

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.

Conclusion

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.

Go Raiders!

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