Raiders' Scoring Differential Through Week 14 Could Make Them Luckiest Team in NFL

David Kaestle
Jon Gruden and Derek Carr talking during a game against the Detroit Lions.
Jon Gruden and Derek Carr talking during a game against the Detroit Lions. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
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The Oakland Raiders have a 6-7 record through 13 games this season. While many might be surprised they've reached even that mark, seeing their point differential should only add to that shock.

This season, the Raiders have a -108 scoring differential, which is the fifth-worst mark in the NFL. Additionally, this number makes them the only team in the NFL with more than five wins and a scoring differential worse than -20 points.

The Raiders' outlook has been bleak since the arrival of Jon Gruden. Since his hiring, the Raiders have endured trading Kahlil Mack and Amari Cooper away from Oakland, plus the whole Antonio Brown fiasco, which essentially ended with Oakland trading a third- and fifth-round pick for absolutely nothing.

While their record probably isn't what they wanted it to be, people have still be largely impressed with the job Gruden has done with the roster he has.

The Raiders' playoff hopes may be slim after three straight losses, but if they were able to somehow make the postseason, they would qualify for being even luckier than they already have.


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