As a teacher of a reasonably new curricular effort called Development Mathematics, students who failed to demonstrate proficiency were sometimes given a grade "IP" which stands for "In Progress." Applying this idea to the Oakland Raiders would give us a little more discernment of the performance behavior of our beloved team. The Oakland Raiders get a grade of "IP" for the period spanning 2003 to present. Here are charts to show the win-loss facts for each season we have targeted: A graph of seasonal win-loss patterns for 2008 and 2007 is given. Oakland improved if we view the chart in 2007 (the second chart) and then compare the one for 2008. The 2008 chart has more fluctuations, indicating more wins and a sequence of consecutive losses. During weeks three, four, and five, there were three ...
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