Earlier this year, newly acquired defensive-tackle Richard Seymour guaranteed that the Raiders would be in the postseason. Barring an extraordinary change of events, that is unlikely to happen for the Raiders.á However, I do believe that the Raiders can still finish with eight wins, and I believe that the Raiders should expect that from themselves. The Raiders have Washington and Baltimore in Oakland, and Denver and Cleveland on the road to finish the season. At this point, losing to Washington or Cleveland would be inexcusable, while I think the Raiders can upset Baltimore and Denver. What's that you say? Play for draft picks? That is no way to build a team.á Winning is how you build a team.á Strangely, the Raiders have done better with lower round draft picks anyway.á So I could not ...
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