As of this morning, the Oakland Raiders are a 1-10 football team. For a moment, let us exult in that statistic. Rookie quarterback Derek Carr pump faked the Kansas City D out of their stoplight red pants and, with less than two minutes on the clock, tossed a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones to cement a victory that probably, honestly, should never have happened in the first place.
The fact of the matter is, the Raiders are worse than your average 1-10 team even though there are no other 1-10 teams. If you count the string of losses that ended their previous season, they'd dropped 16 straight. And despite Carr’s ability to connect on a TD pass in the final moments of the game, the Raiders did everything in their power to lose the game, including celebrating a last minute sack so thoroughly they almost gave Alex Smith an extra set of downs. Even when the Raiders are winning, they're still the Raiders.
Anyway, it doesn’t much matter. The chance of the Raiders staying in Oakland are pretty limited. San Antonio? Los Angeles? Anyone?
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