Why does the media always point to the statistic that "The Raiders have a league-low 24 victories over the past six seasons"?
What is so significant about the past SIX seasons? Why is "Six Seasons" always the benchmark?
Why 6 seasons?
Why not 7 seasons?
Answer: Raiders 35 wins, Lions 29 wins (Lions worst team over last 7 seasons)
Why not 8 seasons?
Answer: Raiders 45 wins, Lions 31 wins (Lions worst team over last 8 seasons)
Why not 9 seasons?
Answer: Raiders 57 wins, Lions 40 wins (Lions worst team over last 9 seasons)
Why not 4 seasons?
Answer: Raiders 15 wins, Lions 15 wins (tied for worst over last 4 seasons)
Why not 3 seasons?
Answer: Raiders 11 wins, Lions 10 wins (Lions worst team over last 3 seasons)
Why not 2 seasons?
Answer: Rams 5 wins, Chiefs 6 wins, Lions 7 wins, Raiders 9 wins (Rams worst team over last 2 seasons, Raiders 4th worst)
Why not 1 season?
Answer: Lions 0 wins, Rams 2 wins, Chiefs 2 wins, Seahawks 4 wins, Browns 4 wins, Bengals 4 wins, Raiders 5 wins (Lions worst team, Raiders 7th worst)
The media strategically chooses 6 years as their target time frame in order to paint the Raiders as the league's worst team...over and over again.
The Lions have been the worst team for the majority of seasons over the last 9 years. Why are the Raiders always portrayed as League worst?
Here's a stat that's never mentioned: Even WITH the lack of many wins in the last 6 seasons, The Raiders STILL have the 3rd highest won/loss record in the history of the NFL from 1960 to present. Have you EVER seen an article that mentioned that stat?