Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Las Vegas Raiders Week 10 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 10 roundup for the Las Vegas Raiders in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 22

Non-QB MVP: DE Maxx Crosby

The two-time Pro Bowler and burgeoning All-Pro is making snap count almost as attractive a statistic as sacks. Almost. Crosby rarely comes off the field -- he has missed only two defensive snaps in the Raiders' past six games -- and he is coming off his third career three-sack game. In fact, he has 9.5 of the Raiders' 24 sacks, and no one else on Las Vegas' roster has more than two sacks. Not only is he the engine of the Raiders' No. 15-ranked total defense, he is also quickly becoming the face of the entire franchise. -- Paul Gutierrez -- Rank: 25

The Raiders deserved some good fortune after the Josh McDaniels situation. Sunday was a solid day for Aidan O'Connell, the quarterback McDaniels apparently didn't want to use, and I'm interested in seeing more of him. The overall vibe of the Raiders just seemed much better. Even with some poor run tackling, Las Vegas played well defensively, didn't turn the ball over on offense and didn't allow a sack (while posting eight itself). Hard to top that in terms of a positive debut for interim coach Antonio Pierce. Coaching changes can sometimes spur immediate results (just ask the Raiders, who lost to the Jeff Saturday-led Colts in his debut last year) before the momentum peters out. Or sometimes, a Rich Bisaccia or Steve Wilks can lead a sustained, inspired effort. The Raiders are not buried at 4-5.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 23

The Antonio Pierce era got off to a good start by blowing out the Giants. They sure looked a lot looser without Josh McDaniels around.

USA Today -- Rank: 24

Playing the decimated Giants obviously helped, but seemingly little coincidence that Las Vegas scored its most points and surrendered its fewest — while having plenty of fun — in Game 1 post-Josh McDaniels.

The Athletic -- Rank: 19

Report card: C

The Raiders really didn't like Josh McDaniels, did they? After failing to score more than 21 points under McDaniels in the first eight games of the season, they had 24 at halftime Sunday. Josh Jacobs rushed for a season-high 98 yards and two touchdowns to help Las Vegas stop a two-game slide and give Antonio Pierce his first victory as an (interim) head coach.

FOX -- Rank: 27

How do you think Josh McDaniels felt seeing the Raiders win in dominant fashion and have a ton of fun while they did it? You could feel the relief pulsating through that organization as they rallied behind Antonio Pierce. Now, the challenge is maintaining the good vibes moving forward.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 25

Interim head coach Antonio Pierce will be interesting to watch the rest of the season. The players responded to him. The last time the Raiders had success with an interim coach, Mark Davis needed a splashier hire and made a disastrous decision to hire Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler, and let them acquire a bunch of old Patriots friends. Can Davis hold off his urge to hire a splashy name this time if Pierce does a reasonable job the rest of the season?

PFT -- Rank: 25

Ding dong the witch is dead.

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