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The Raiders are on pace for a historic offensive season

Sep 19, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr throws a first quarter pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders are off to a hot start this season. The team is undefeated, and they’re beating playoff-caliber opponents. In addition, the Raiders are on pace for a historic offensive season.

The Raider’s offensive is clicking on all cylinders. For example, the team has four receivers with over 200 yards through weeks. That is the first time that has happened in NFL history.

Henry Ruggs III, Hunter Renfrow, Darren Waller, and Bryan Edwards all have over 200 yards receiving. In addition, Edwards and Ruggs are the leaders in yards in the fourth quarter and overtime this season. That means these two young receivers can make plays late in the game when it matters most.

Jon Gruden notices his young receivers and trusts them to make plays when their names are called.

“Both of those guys had big days today against one of the better secondaries in pro football. The one thing for me is I see these young guys really come to life. I see a different look in their eyes. I see a different confidence.”

Jon Gruden

Quarterback Derek Carr is also playing the best football of his career. It’s his fourth year in Gruden’s system, and he has complete control of the offense. As a result, he’s leading the league in passing yards and averaging over 400-yards a game.

There is still a long way to go in this season. However, this Raiders’ offense is on pace to be something special. In addition, they have a chance to make history and do things no team has ever done.

Carr is on pace to throw for more than 6,400 yards which would be an NFL record. In addition, there’s a real chance the Raiders could have four receivers go over 1,000 yards. That hasn’t happened in NFL history either.

The Raiders are on pace to have a historic offensive season. However, there are many seasons left, and teams will start coming to Las Vegas with everything they got.

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