Re: NFL Thread: Week 1 - Glorious
Oakland overplayed their performance by 1.7 wins (played like a 6-10 team but went 8-8) normally that figure will bounce back the next year. While KC and Denver did the same thing in their own division, KC was ravaged with injuries and Denver improved with Manning at QB. Oakland didn't have many draft picks available due to incompetent management, and you look and they have a few toss-up games (Miami, Jacksonville, Cleveland, KCx2) but with a new coach and such I don't think they will be very good. Certainly not in playoff contention.
Plus Carson Palmer sucks. He's only had 2 good years and they were back pre-injury. Oakland giving up a 1st and 2nd for him just shows you the incompetence of the previous regime.