The Oakland Raiders are an improved team since a year ago, and should wind up with a better record. Their quarterback, Derek Carr, has an extra year's experience. Last year, he was still young and relatively inexperienced. He is entering his third year, and has improved since his rookie season. In the NFL, you will do well with a good quarterback.
The Oakland Raiders were impressive in their opening game, they displayed an a first class performance and its my prayer that they will continue to do so. A performance like that one will guarantee them a better record compared to last season, this is there season to loose. Go Oakland!
The Raiders seemed to have more spunk that the team did last season. It could be because of the potential move to Vegas, it could just be that their off-season moves added enough to make them a better team. The key is that they seem mentally more prepared than last season, and didn't give up.
That the Oakland Raiders started their opening game dramatically well, does not automatically mean that their record for theis season will be better than that of last season. The beginning does not necessarily determine the end. For them to have a better record, they will need to work harder throughout this season.