Las Vegas Raiders 2023-24 NFL Season Recap

Las Vegas Raiders NFL Season Recap

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The Las Vegas Raiders 2023-24 campaign can be summed up into two parts – with Josh McDaniels and without him. With the absolute joke of a head coach calling the shots, the Silver and Black were listless and extremely inconsistent on their way to going 3-5 SU and 3-4-1 against the closing NFL odds. Players routinely questioned the way he went about his business and even called him out publicly. After what was billed a ‘vicious’ team meeting was held following the 26-14 loss in Motown to the Detroit Lions, Mark Davis made the decision to fire McDaniels on the spot and anoint Antonio Pierce the team’s interim coach the remainder of the season.

The decision to do so proved to be exactly what the franchise – and NFL bettors - needed with the Raiders looking like a completely different team the moment it took the field to battle the Giants at home the following week. In a predictable twist of fate, Pierce tallied the first win of his professional head coaching career against his former team after trouncing New York 30-6 as short 1-point favorites. That eye-opening win was then followed up with a hard-fought 16-12 win and cover against the New York Jets. Though the team was humbled over the next three weeks in losses to the Dolphins, Chiefs, and Vikings, Vegas played hard in all there defeats to muster a 1-1-1 showing against the closing NFL odds.

The team would then go on to win three of its final four games and covered the spread in each en route to finishing the season 8-9 SU and moneymaking 10-5-2 ATS with the under cashing in 11 of their 17 played games. With Pierce calling the shots, the Silver and Black played to the potential of the roster evidenced by going 5-4 SU and 7-1-1 ATS with the players completely buying into what their new coach was selling throughout his nine called games.

Though the overall effort amounted to a losing campaign for the second straight year and fifth in the last seven, the Raiders finished second in the AFC West for the third time in the last four seasons and went into Arrowhead and scored a win against the division winners. The distance between the two teams just might be the shortest it’s been in quite some time with Vegas also hanging with the Chiefs for a half before things went sideways over the final 30 minutes in the first meeting. Regardless, the Raiders went over their season win total for the fourth time in the last five seasons and finally look to have a competent coach calling the shots since the Gruden debacle.

Las Vegas Raiders 2024 Offseason

The Silver and Black enters the offseason with some decisions to make. Hopefully one of them involves removing the interim tag from AP and making it official. If you’ve read my breakdown of the Raiders all season, you know I’ve been banging the drum for Pierce to remain in the desert for the better part of the last six weeks. I get that he doesn’t offer the coaching chops that other suitors will bring to the table in the search for the new shot caller, but the proof is in the pudding.

On top of that, the players seem to love the guy; with franchise standouts Maxx Crosby and Davante Adams already giving him a vote of confidence and Jack Jones and Nate Hobbs jokingly stating they’d boycott next season if he wasn’t brought back, the decision looks clear as day to me. The Raiders haven’t been a good watch for a bulk of the 25+ years I’ve been paid to express my thoughts of the NFL betting environment. I can honestly say they were a joy to watch these last nine weeks, and that statement has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Vegas made me a nice chunk of coin ;)

Resign Josh Jacobs and lessen his workload by giving Zamir White more burn. I love the makeup of the defense, but pairing Crosby with another havoc artist would be welcomed with open arms. Add to the offensive line. If Aidan O’Connell is the guy, fine. With the No. 13 overall pick, it might ultimately come down to selecting the best player on the board that best fits the area the front office wants to improve the most.

Las Vegas Raiders Schedule & Results

Week 1 at Denver Broncos W 17-16 1-0
Week 2 at Buffalo Bills L 10-38 1-1
Week 3 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers L 18-23 1-2
Week 4 at Los Angeles Chargers L 17-24 1-3
Week 5 vs. Green Bay Packers W 17-13 2-3
Week 6 vs. New England Patriots W 21-17 3-3
Week 7 at Chicago Bears L 12-30 3-4
Week 8 at Detroit Lions L 14-26 3-5
Week 9 vs. New York Giants W 30-6 4-5
Week 10 vs. New York Jets W 16-12 5-5
Week 11 at Miami Dolphins L 13-20 5-6
Week 12 vs. Kansas City Chiefs L 17-31 5-7
Week 13 BYE WEEK
Week 14 vs. Minnesota Vikings L 0-3 5-8
Week 15 vs. Los Angeles Chargers W 63-21 6-8
Week 16 at Kansas City Chiefs W 20-14 7-8
Week 17 at Indianapolis Colts L 20-23 7-9
Week 18 vs. Denver Broncos W 27-14 8-9

Once upon a time, the Las Vegas Raiders were the winningest franchise in professional sports. From 1967 through 2002, the Raiders had the highest winning percentage of all teams in the major professional sports. During that time, the Raiders won three Super Bowl championships and threatened for several more.

Just as incredible are the humble beginnings of the franchise. The Raiders were born in 1960 as charter members of the American Football League. They have been in the same AFC West division with the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, and Denver Broncos from the start of operations.

In the Raiders' early years were heavy losses on the field and the balance sheet. The team nearly folded on multiple occasions. But in 1963, Al Davis was the dynamic leader that changed everything.

Davis took over as head coach and general manager in 1963 and improved the Raiders from 1-13 to 10-4 as a rookie. Davis changed the team colors to silver and black and made the team in his image.

However, the final years of the Davis era were sad and pathetic. The Raiders turned into consistently big losers and played before a dilapidated and half-empty Oakland Coliseum. When Al Davis died, the team passed to his son Mark. Knowing he needed a jolt of increased revenue to survive, Mark Davis moved the team to Las Vegas and sparking new Allegiant Stadium in 2020.

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Las Vegas Raiders Past Seasons (2000)

2023 8-9 None
2022 6-11 None
2021 10-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2020 8-8 None
2019 7-9 None
2018 4-12 None
2017 6-10 None
2016 12-4 Lost Wild Card Round
2015 7-9 None
2014 3-13 None
2013 4-12 None
2012 4-12 None
2011 8-8 None
2010 8-8 None
2009 5-11 None
2008 5-11 None
2007 4-12 None
2006 2-14 None
2005 4-12 None
2004 5-11 None
2003 4-12 None
2002 11-5 Lost Super Bowl
2001 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2000 12-4 Lost Conference Championship

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