Why the Raiders might not be the Raiders

The Raiders have been a disaster of a franchise for a decade, but that may be about to change.

With the team going through some serious turmoil over the past few weeks, a few factors have made it difficult for the franchise to remain relevant.

1.

Raiders have never won a Super Bowl and they are just 1-12 since 2008.

The team has a history of being awful but the Raiders have not won a title since 2006.

2.

Oakland is currently in the middle of the AFC West.

3.

They are a team that has never had a winning season.

They have won the division only twice since 2007.

4.

The Raiders were built to compete in the NFL.

They should be competing for the Super Bowl.

The last time they won a championship, it was back in 2013.

This time, it’s likely to be the same story.

5.

Raiders owner Mark Davis has always had a strong history of trying to keep the team relevant.

This year is different.

He is trying to pull the team out of the mire and make it competitive in a new market.

6.

The Chargers have an amazing quarterback in Philip Rivers, who is an absolute stud.

They also have some solid pieces.

They will be tough to beat.

7.

The Dolphins have a young team led by Jay Ajayi and Jarvis Landry.

The only thing holding them back is that they play in the AFC East.

8.

They won a division title in 2012 and have been struggling since.

9.

The Broncos have some really good pieces, but they also have a long list of injuries that have made their quarterback, Paxton Lynch, a bit of a question mark.

10.

The Seahawks are the NFL’s best team, but Seattle is in a division that is competitive.

11.

They lost their starting quarterback in Russell Wilson last season and now have a new one in Matt Flynn.

12.

There is a chance that the Bills will be the league’s worst team.

13.

They play in a very good stadium.

They did win a Super Card in 2013 and have had a solid run since.

14.

The Cowboys will be a playoff team, so that could be a concern.

15.

They got hurt badly last year and are trying to get back to that form.

16.

The Jaguars are a really good team and are currently 2-1.

17.

They need to improve a lot of their defense.

18.

They may be able to win a few games if they get the right quarterback.

19.

The Steelers need to find a way to get better at quarterback.

They beat the Raiders in London this season.

20.

The Bengals have been terrible in recent years, but have gotten better this offseason.

21.

They might be able of making it to the playoffs, but it will be difficult.

22.

The Cardinals are a franchise that has won a lot and is still rebuilding.

23.

The Titans have a lot going for them, but I don’t think they are going to make the playoffs.

24.

The Ravens are the only team that is currently 0-16.

25.

The Bills have an elite defense and have a strong quarterback in Tyrod Taylor.

26.

The Falcons have a solid offensive line and can score points.

27.

The Jets are a contender, but the Jets have been really disappointing the last few years.

28.

The Redskins have a good offense and a lot to prove.

29.

The Rams have a bad defense and a young quarterback in Jared Goff.

30.

The Saints have a terrible defense and could be one of the worst teams in the league.

31.

The Eagles have a very talented defense but a terrible quarterback in Carson Wentz.

32.

The Packers are a very solid team, especially when they have Aaron Rodgers back.

33.

The Lions are an elite team that won their division last year.

34.

The Browns need to win the AFC North.

35.

The Texans have a really strong offense and are one of those teams that will be really competitive.

36.

The Colts have a great defense and quarterback in Andrew Luck.

37.

The Vikings are a good team, with a strong defense and an elite quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater.

38.

The Panthers have an underrated quarterback in Cam Newton.

39.

The Chiefs are a playoff contender, with Teddy Bridgewater, and have an offense that will compete.

40.

The Giants have a mediocre defense but good quarterback Eli Manning.

41.

The Bears have a talented defense and good quarterback Joe Flacco.

42.

The Buccaneers have a fantastic defense, and good quarterbacks in Mike Glennon and Josh McCown.

43.

The 49ers have a defense that has been terrible since they were drafted in 2014, but a young QB in Colin Kaepernick.

44.

The Patriots are the best team in the NFC, but also have an awful quarterback in Tom Brady.

45.

The Bucs are in the process of building a new stadium.

46.

The Dallas Cowboys are in a rebuilding mode, and they have