If it’s summertime, it’s NFL preseason power rankings time.
So here we go with our rankings of the NFL’s clubs, stacked from No. 32 all the way down to No. 1.
And like last year, the Oakland Raiders are 32nd and last in our power ratings, which were compiled by a vote of the PFT staff.
All we can say to Raiders fans is this: the games will start soon enough, and Oakland looks to be more skilled than a season ago. The early-season schedule is manageable. It’s quite possible the Raiders could be one of September’s darlings. Three of their first four games are against the Jets, Texans and Dolphins.
The schedule gets tougher thereafter, though. The suspicion here is we will quickly know whether all of the money the Raiders spent this offseason will have made a difference.
And now, we turn to the audience. Should the Raiders be the NFL’s 32nd-ranked team entering the season? Let us know in the poll and in the comments.