Raiders: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 7

A troubling performance in a 24-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs brought the Terrelle Pryor Express to a screeching halt in Week 6.

It also exposed a few other key problems the Oakland Raiders have heading into their bye week.

A banged-up offensive line is clearly at the heart of many of the Raiders problems, but there are also issues with the running game as well as with kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

Coach Dennis Allen also left open the possibility that Oakland might add a third quarterback to its roster at some point, though it doesn’t appear to be tied to Pryor’s performance against the Chiefs.

The quarterback, who threw three interceptions in what he called the worst game of his career, was given a vote of confidence by Allen on Monday.

“He’s still got a lot of growing to do and a lot of getting better to do,” Allen said. “But he’s a talented player and we’re going to try and continue to build with him and try to grow with him.”

Here are few other things to consider as the Raiders head into their bye week.


Division Standings

AFC West Record Denver Broncos 6-0 Kansas City Chiefs 6-0 San Diego Chargers 3-3 Oakland Raiders 2-4 The last two remaining unbeaten teams in the NFL are Denver and Kansas City, two teams following vastly different paths.

The high-powered offense of the Broncos got a tougher-than-expected win over Jacksonville to remain the class of the AFC, though quarterback Peyton Manning proved to be human after all.

Pryor’s meltdown at Arrowhead Stadium allowed the Chiefs to pull away late and keep their unblemished mark intact. The Chargers rebounded from their loss to Oakland and stunned the Indianapolis Colts to get back to .500. The Raiders are 2-4 after six games for the second straight season under Dennis Allen and the ninth time in 11 years...

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