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Oakland will have a chance to pick up a few wins during the middle of the season when they face Minnesota and Tennessee, but those are really the only winnable games without great improvement. The way the Oakland Raiders schedule sets up down the stretch is brutal. Their last five games are all challenging and it will hard to pick up a few late wins. Oakland is really building for the future and are not expected to compete for a playoff spot this year. The way their schedule sets up, they could be right around the 3 win total from last season. The last five opponents on the Raiders schedule are Kansas City, Denver, Green Bay, San Diego, and Kansas City for a second time. Their offense will need be clicking on cylinders by the end of the season. These games will be a great test of just how far the team has improved over the course of the season. Most likely all of these teams will be fighting for playoff spots at this point and will give Oakland their best shot. Quarterback play will be at a premium and Derrick Carr will need to grow up fast to find any success. The Raiders defense is poor so their best chance to win games will be putting up points in a hurry. For a team that struggles to win games, the Oakland Raiders pulled the short straw when it comes to their 2015 schedule.
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