The Raiders were ashamed last week against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. The momentum of a strong week 1 eased off as the chiefs dominated the offensive and defense of the Raiders.
Now the Raiders face one of the best defenders in a street game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings only allowed touchdowns in two quarters of the entire season, banning the Atlanta Falcons for three-quarters, as did the Green Bay Packers.
The Viking's offense, however, is extremely one-dimensional. They depend heavily on the running game in which the defense of the Raiders has surpassed the last two games. The defense will receive a large portion of Dalvin Cook on Sunday, but we still have to face perhaps the best double in football with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thelin.
Let's look at the three keys to a Raiders victory.
The Raiders are facing a defense that is in the top ten in almost every defense category. The Vikings are 9 yards per game at 5.0 and the top 1
Even though the Vikings have a weaker line of attack, it is up to the young shooters to defend themselves in order to generate much pressure and force sales. The Raiders need short squares to earn points, or the offensive can be fierce throughout the game.