5 bold predictions for Raiders against Broncos

Carl Nassib, Las Vegas Raiders. (Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
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Rich Bisaccia, Las Vegas Raiders
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4. Rich Bisaccia will leave his mark in Week 6 with a savvy special teams play

With Gruden’s abrupt resignation, it will be the Rich Bisaccia show in Las Vegas for the time being. While he is not a serious candidate, for now, to replace Gruden on the sidelines permanently, he has been one of the most well-respected special teams coaches in the NFL for some time. Though he may be more of the CEO-type of interim head coach, we know what phase of the game he likes.

For a Raiders team that needs to pick up the pieces after getting publicly embarrassed for the last week and change, do not be shocked if Las Vegas successfully executes a trick play on special teams. It could be one of those plays where the holder picks up the first down with his legs on a long field-goal try. We might even see the punt team try to convert while the Broncos are napping.

Ultimately, the Raiders are going to need a bit of luck if they want to win at Mile High on Sunday. While the Broncos are not that great of a team either, they do have a big home-field advantage, and one that the Raiders will need to find a way to overcome. So if the Raiders can steal an extra possession with some special teams wizardry, then that would be fantastic in Bisaccia’s debut.

When a team has seemingly nothing left to lose, it might as well go for it and see what happens.