Three games into the season and heading to the Los Angeles Chargers in a Monday night football game, the Las Vegas Raiders have got off to a good start.
But a successful start doesn’t mean that all the pieces are perfectly there.
The offensive line, which has been overhauled since last season, is still under construction.
“We’re getting there. We have to put in place a full performance; that’s what we have to do. ” Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said.
“And we’ve had some breakouts where it’s been pretty good doggone, and there have been some breakouts where it needs to be better.”
“But it’s a young group, they play great defenses, good players and a lot of looks, and I think we’re improving, which is encouraging.”
For example, the Raiders offensive line has allowed eight sacks so far this season.
But at the same time, the Silver and Black have generated 1,417 yards on offense so far. It leads the whole league.
Still, when it comes to ground play, it’s a mix of numbers.
Last week was the first game a running back 100 yards this season. Peyton Barber pulled off the feat with 111 rushing yards against the Miami Dolphins.
The Raiders’ offensive line is young but shows that it has the potential to become one of the strongest offensive lines in the NFL.
It is still a work in progress.
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