Saturday, November 4, 2023

Las Vegas Raiders Week 9 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 9 roundup for the Las Vegas Raiders in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 25

Jimmy Garoppolo, who signed a three-year, $72 million contract in March, missed 2½ of the Raiders' first seven games because of a concussion and a back injury. As such, continuity was hard to come by; Las Vegas has also started rookie Aidan O'Connell, a fourth-round draft pick from Purdue, and Brian Hoyer, a 15-year veteran, and both lost their starts. Garoppolo returned Monday night against the Lions with a 47.6% completion percentage, 126 passing yards, no touchdowns and an interception. -- Paul Gutierrez -- Rank: 26

The lack of a consistent passing game just killed the Raiders on Monday night, especially when they couldn't stop Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs on defense. Jimmy Garoppolo returned from injury, but never got in a groove, telegraphing a first-quarter pick and looking skittish throughout. A big part of that was because of the consistent Detroit pressure, though costly drops from Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow didn't help. Even when Garoppolo wasn't under fire, he never looked comfortable, taking six sacks and overthrowing an open Adams twice on deep shots in the second half. Tough as Jimmy is, it just wasn't his night.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 25

For a team coached by Josh McDaniels, they are impotent on offense. They just can't score enough. It's ugly.

USA Today -- Rank: 24

Appropriate the Las Vegas Strip has a New York-New York Hotel & Casino with the Giants and Jets paying visits the next two weeks. But will the Silver and Black be checked out after a ghastly loss on Monday night?

The Athletic -- Rank: 26

Something scary (for them): The head coach hiring track record

Remind me, why did the Raiders fire Rich Bisaccia again? After taking over following the abrupt resignation of Jon Gruden in 2021, Bisaccia went 7-5 and took the Raiders to the playoffs. That makes him one of only three Raiders head coaches since 2001 to leave the job with a winning record. The others were Gruden (22-31 in his second stint) and Jack Del Rio (25-23). In that same time frame, seven coaches have left with losing records. Josh McDaniels fell to 6-12 in the role Monday night.

FOX -- Rank: 29

The Raiders climb the rankings by virtue of simply not being the Giants. It was nice to see Maxx Crosby get some shine in a nationally televised game, because he's amazing. Everything else about this team is a wreck. I'm confident they won't, but I selfishly wish they'd trade Davante Adams.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 26

If you didn't watch Monday night's game and saw that the Raiders lost 26-14 to the Lions, you wouldn't think it was that bad. It was bad. The Raiders were outgained 486-157 and one of their two touchdowns came on Marcus Peters' pick 6 of Detroit. It was a debacle. The Raiders better play a lot better going forward, or head coach Josh McDaniels might not last the season.

PFT -- Rank: 26

This is ugly and getting worse.

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