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We’re under a week away until game day. On Sunday, the Silver and Black are kicking off their inaugural season as the Las Vegas Raiders by traveling to the Panthers. With the season just around the corner and the rosters finalized, right now is the prime time to make predictions about this season.

I believe the Raiders will have a 10-6 season. Here’s why.

With a young offensive core, the Raiders have a pretty solid offense, filling the much-needed empty void of a wide receiver with first-round pick Henry Ruggs III out of Alabama.

Looking at the depth chart, everyone is back healthy this year – a major issue for the Silver and Black last season and a major reason why the Raiders went 7-9 last year.

I believe quarterback Derek Carr is underrated and deserves more credit than he gets. For those of you wondering how Carr has no excuses now since he has one of the best and youngest receiving cores in the league.

Protection is also back in gear as guard Richie Incognito and center Rodney Hudson are both back and healthy, with the pair defending Carr and must allow Carr to get comfortable in the pocket early this season, another thing I believe is key to a successful Raiders season.

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