By Kole Musgrove
After narrowly losing to the Los Angeles Rams Week 5, the Seattle Seahawks will once again look to claw their way back to .500 when they take on the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday.
The Raiders are a team desperately searching to recapture some magic and reignite the spark this season. In 2016, the Raiders shocked the NFL by winning 12 games and earning a trip the postseason for the first time since 2002. Unfortunately for the Raiders, Derek Carr broke his leg Week 16 that year and it has been downhill for Oakland ever since.
A promising 2016 was followed up by a disappointing 2017 with Oakland finishing 6-10 last season. The Raiders tried to make a splash this past offseason by hiring former Monday Night Football analyst – and former Raiders and Buccaneers head coach – Jon Gruden to once again lead the team.
Gruden signed a historic 10-year deal worth roughly $100 million, but so far, the Raiders are just 1-4 on the year.
Gruden kicked off his return with a questionable move by trading away superstar linebacker Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears. Mack was easily Oakland’s best defender, and the decision has proven to be quite costly as the Raiders rank dead last in the NFL with only six...