Oakland Raiders Drop to New Low as Defensive Woes Continue

Despite their 1-1 Record, the Oakland Raiders defense has been nothing short of atrocious. According to Football Perspective (@fbgchase), the Raiders defense has given up 1,035 yards through two games – the most yardage allowed since 1965 at this point in the season.

While the defense has been awful, it hasn’t helped that they have gone against a future HOF quarterback in Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, and one of the top QB/WR duos of the past 3 years (Ryan/Jones of the Atlanta Falcons). One thing that has been eerily absent from last year is the pass rush. The Raiders have just two sacks through the first two games, which is less than half their per-game average from 2015.

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