1. Hunter Renfrow will score the first touchdown of the game on either side
Hunter Renfrow has scored touchdowns for the Raiders in back-to-back games, so why not make it three in a row? Not only will he hit pay dirt for the third time in as many games, but he will be the first player on either side to score a touchdown in this one. Look for the Raiders to move the ball down the field methodically with one designed play after another to set up a first-and-goal spot.
On second-and-goal from the seven-yard line, Carr will find a sliding Renfrow at the front of the goal line for a sweet six points. Will the play get reviewed? Of course, it will; it’s the NFL. After spending close to 15 minutes and wasting everyone’s time, the play in question will result in a Raiders’ touchdown. Daniel Carlson may almost miss the PAT, but the score is all that matters.
Once again, we will be reminded how cool it is to have a good Raiders team playing in front of a rabid fan base in a stadium everyone can be proud of. While the Silver and Black still need a few great seasons to earn a strong home-field advantage, the early returns on the investment seem to indicate that be trending in the right direction. Carr-to-Renfrow in the first quarter. Book it.
After losing a tough game in-division, look for the Raiders to improve to 4-1 after winning Sunday.