Breaking Down 11 Games, Record 3-8

After touting how competitive the Raiders were last season and how close we were to turning it around coming into the year, I couldn’t help try to compare this season to last, to see if we indeed were making any progress.

I will be breaking this down into three categories. 1 score games = 7 pt margin or less and + or – 1 competitive pt, 2 score game 8-14 pt margins, and 3 score games, 15+ pt margins. 1,2, or 3 competitive pts plus or minus depending on win or lose. The reason I decided to do this was because record isn’t always the best indicator of how good a team is. Certainly it is a good indicator, but I am just trying to figure out if the team is progressing or regressing. I wish it were obvious, but among fans there is quite a disagreement.

2008
-3
+3
-1
-2
-3
+1
-3
-3
-2
-1
+3

11 Games = -11 (record 3-8)

2007
-2
-1
+1
+3
-2
-1
-1
-1
-2
-1
+1

11 games = -9 (record 3-8)

+2
-3
-1
-3
-3

16 games = -17

In conclusion, we were more competitive last season through 12 weeks, but we are on pace for a more competitive season than last year, barely.

The other thing I noticed while I did this, was graphical in nature.

Noticeable trend: Game 6-11 IDENTICAL to 2007. Take it all with a grain of salt.

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