5 Bold Predictions for Oakland Raiders’ Week 1 Matchup

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio might ask himself: What could possibly go wrong, or what could possibly go right in the regular-season opener?

There are extremes in weighing both possibilities that may tilt the outcome of the Raiders' Week 1 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Say what you want about quarterback Andy Dalton, but his completion percentage reached 64 percent behind a solid offensive line in 2014. He’s capable of lighting up a secondary with accuracy, given time in the pocket.

The Raiders have positioned their best defensive player in a spot to collapse the pocket. Defensive end Khalil Mack poses a tough challenge as a solo wrecking ball off the edge.

We’ll discuss statistical projections in terms of extremes. What’s the best- and worst-case scenario for the Raiders this Sunday against the Bengals? Who’s capable of dominating the competition for four quarters?

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