Meet the Oakland Roaders.
That’s right, the Raiders are 5-0 away from home for the first time since 1977, when coach John Madden led the franchise to the AFC title game.
It’s a little odd that this team is 1-2 at home, but the losses came against solid opponents, Atlanta and Kansas City, so it’s not shocking. What matters most is the present, and Oakland is tied with Denver atop the AFC West at 6-2.
The Raiders play host to the Broncos on Sunday night in a rivalry that at long last is relevant again. More than bragging rights are at stake, as this is the only Week 9 matchup pitting division leaders.
Whereas Denver is coming off a Super Bowl...