AFC West Outlook After Six Games

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Oakland Raiders (0-6)

ESPN preseason strength of schedule: 1

Oct 19, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) catches a touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders strong safety Usama Young (26) in the second quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Remaining schedule: @Browns, @Seahawks, Broncos, @Chargers, Chiefs, @Rams, 49ers, @Chiefs, Bills, @Broncos

Oh, the Raiders.

Oakland is the sole remaining winless team in the NFL. Their 0-6 start is their worst since 1962. And as bad as things are, they seem unlikely to get much better. Over their last 10 games, the Raiders have only one against a team that is currently under .500 (the Rams).

I usually don’t place a lot of stock in preseason predictions, but when ESPN listed the Raiders as having the toughest schedule in the NFL, I think they got it right.  In addition to playing almost entirely .500+ teams the rest of the way, the majority of those games will also be on the road. Including trips to Seattle and every other team in the AFC West.

Oakland does get to play the Browns, who just gave the Jaguars their first and only win of the season, this week. If Cleveland doesn’t do the same favor for the Raiders, then the Black Hole probably shouldn’t hold its breath.

What do you say, Addicts? What are you watching out for in the AFC West over the last 10 games?