Congratulations to the Lions, Bucs, and Titans yesterday for getting off the shitter and picking up their first wins of the season. I generally don't like to see teams continuously fail. Especially when, as has been pointed out before, I picked one of them (I'm looking at you, Jon Kitna) to win their division.
But, as I said to Kyle last night, the Raiders are the first team who's constant self-destruction actually amuses me. Last night, Andrea Kremer released the reasoning behind the decision to suspend Jerry Porter. Apparently, he's refused to practice with the offense after being stuck on the scout team as of late, and he recently complained about the length of practice and began cursing when ordered to stop joking around. Good to see things are still going well in Oakland.
When Kremer reported the facts during the game, she accidentally said Randy Moss instead of Porter, which really cuts to the heart of why the Raiders are dysfunctional. If you had no idea what the suspension was about before Kremer reported it, you'd absolutely believe Moss was the person involved. It just seems natural. But anyway, this is the question I pose to you, our readers, and I hope you'll respond in the comments. Will the Raiders go 0-16? No one's ever done it, although the Bengals did go 0-14 before the season was expanded to 16 games. If any team is capable of doing it, though, it's the 2006 Oakland Raiders. They've got the Cardinals, Steelers, Seahawks, Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, Texans, Bengals, Rams, Chiefs, and Jets left. On paper, it looks like the Cardinals, Texans, and Jets games are relatively winnable, and there are always upsets that no one sees coming (hello, Bucs vs. Bengals). So it's conceivable the Raiders will win a game, but I think we can all agree it'd be better if they didn't.
Will the Raiders go 0-16 or not?