What Oakland Raiders Must Improve Most Coming out of Week 5 Bye

The Oakland Raiders have been bad this season. Real bad. There's no other way to put it. Fortunately, The Raiders are heading into their bye week, which means they have two weeks to figure out some way to turn things around.

Oakland has a lot of work and soul-searching to do during the week off. Every member of the team, both players and coaches, knows that something drastic has to be done, and it needs to be done now. But with pretty much everything going wrong through the first four weeks, the most difficult part of the bye week is going to be figuring out where to start.

There are too many issues to address, but there are certainly some that are more prominent than others. While Oakland can't resolve all of its problems between now and its Week 6 matchup at home against the San Diego Chargers, there are a handful that, if fixed, will have the most substantial impact on the team's overall performance.

Of course, the biggest issue now is figuring out who's going to run the show in Oakland. Head coach Dennis Allen was fired on Monday, and the Raiders will have to select a replacement by Tuesday. Nothing else can happen until an interim head coach is named.

Here's a breakdown of the five areas the Raiders need to address before their next game. If the team is able to make significant improvements, this is where it needs to start.

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