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Three questions for Raiders at Washington on Sunday Night Football

Raiders look to make it 3-0 in prime time

John Dickinson
September 24, 2017 - 10:54 am

Will the firepower and balance continue on offense?

The Raiders enter Week 3 leading the NFL with 71 points and a fourth ranked offense averaging 384.5 yards. The Raiders threw for 230 yards and rushed for 180 in their win over the Jets while throwing the football early at Tennessee in Week 1 before pounding out a running game late to secure a victory. Keeping the Washington defense off balance and keeping their own defense fresh by continuing the balanced attack will be key for the Raiders.

Can the Raiders stop the run?

Washington ran for 229 yards in their 27-20 win over the Rams in Week 2. If Washington TE Jordan Reed can’t go I would expect the Redskins to try and pound the ball in the running game for a second consecutive game in an attempt to set up he pass and keep the Raiders potent offense off the field.

How will the Raiders/Redskins protest?

In the last 48 hours the sports world has been dominated by reaction to president Trump’s comments cursing NFL players who kneel or protest the national anthem and calling for boycotts of games if the league and its owners don’t “fire or suspend” those in protest.

As NFL players and coaches have continued to protest while owners have released statements of unity and open mindedness, all eyes will be on the Raiders and Redskins playing in prime time and in the nations capital city.

Some news as to what the Raiders have planned already leaked Sunday.

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