The Raiders Will Rise
True: Oakland is seeking its first winning season since losing in the 2003 Super Bowl. They may still be a year or two away, but they finished 7-9 last season in a tough division with two 11-plus win teams, they beat Denver and were within a touchdown in six of their losses. Now QB Derek Carr, LB Khalil Mack, and WR Amari Cooper headline a young and talented squad under head coach Jack Del Rio that's a year stronger and more experienced. If they can figure out their running game and start hot on the road they might be able to leapfrog either the Broncos or Chiefs in the wildcard.