Of course, it’s only Week 1, so there are no insurances Jacksonville is for real despite its first-place status in the AFC South. But after entering the season with such a gloomy forecast and six straight years of 11-plus losses, there might actually be sunny skies ahead for a club forced to stay overnight in Houston Cheap Hockey Jerseys For Sale because of Irma’s impact on Florida.
“It’s all about consistency,” said Fowler, who finished Sunday’s game with three tackles and a sack. “We need to be consistent week-in and week-out with a certain mindset and the will to finish off our opponents.
But placing all your chips on the Silver and Black might not prove wise. The Raiders must unseat the defending champion Chiefs and stave off a Broncos squad that should once again field a premier-level defense. Even the Chargers could be dangerous after losing nine of 11 games last season by eight points or less.
Oakland went 12-4 last season and had no shot in the playoffs because Derek Carr broke his leg in Week 16. With major questions on defense, the Raiders have been pegged in some places as a step-back team for 2017. And they might well turn out to be. But going into Tennessee and playing the kind of opener they played — no turnovers, sticking with the game plan on both sides of the ball, exerting their will in the fourth quarter — says a lot of very good things about where the Raiders are from a maturity standpoint. The Titans are a popular pick this season, and Oakland went in Sunday and reminded everybody that doesn’t mean much until you show it. Oakland was Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys Tennessee a year ago and showed it, and the Raiders might just keep it up.