The Las Vegas Raiders will host the Philadelphia Eagles in their Week 7 matchup.
Against all odds, the Las Vegas Raiders not only went out and win on the road, but they did so convincingly over the rival Denver Broncos.
The Raiders were thrown into the crossfire of the Jon Gruden email scandal that cost their former head coach his job. With special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia taking over in the interim, the Silver and Black improved to 4-2 by handing Denver its third loss in a row. With a very beatable Philadelphia Eagles team coming to town on Sunday, the Raiders could very well get to 5-2.
Here are five things that are absolutely going to happen on Sunday in the Eagles at Raiders game.
Las Vegas Raiders: 5 bold predictions for Week 7 game vs. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Daniel Carlson will make a pair of impressive 50-yard field goals
Historically, the Raiders have been a cornerstone of greatness when it comes to special teams play. While they have had so many excellent specialists don the Silver and Black, the Raiders seem to have one of the better up-and-coming kickers in the game in Daniel Carlson. He was a an SEC standout at Auburn in college, but he is turning heads with his powerful leg now firmly in the NFL.
With special teams being Bisaccia’s side of the ball, expect for guys like Carlson to play with a ton of confidence the rest of the way. Winning in Denver is no joke, and do that after the week that was for the Raiders organization was nothing short of incredible. With this game being back in Las Vegas, look for Bisaccia to lean on his kicker to drill a pair of most impressive 50-yard bombs.
Of these two long field goals Carlson is absolutely going to connect on, one will be from way downtown. While the first will be maybe a yard or two past 50 yards, the other will be closer to 60 yards out than 50. In a high-pressure situation, Carlson will connect on a huge 58-yard field goal that will have Raider Nation erupt into a frenzy. This will be the best field goal made this weekend.
Even if he misses a kick from shorter distance, these two 50-yarders will be what we remember.