Raiders

Raiders

If you ask the oddsmakers, the Raiders have a better shot at winning Super Bowl LIV after trading for Antonio Brown late Saturday night. 

Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas improved the Silver and Black's title odds from 75-1 to 50-1 following the acquisition of the star wide receiver. 

Oakland still is a long shot, and rightfully so. The Raiders finished Jon Gruden's first season back on the sideline with a 4-12 record. Although Brown will provide a shot in the arm to the NFL's 18th-ranked passing offense, there are plenty of holes on the other side of the ball.

The Raiders' pass rush was nonexistent after the preseason trade of superstar edge rusher Khalil Mack, with an NFL-low 13 sacks to its name. Oakland's defense also allowed the NFL's third-most rushing yards last season, and the eighth-highest yards per attempt. The Raiders need help in the secondary, too, after giving up a touchdown on a league-high 7.5 percent of their opponents' pass attempts.

 

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But the Silver and Black's brain trust has shown a willingness to make a splash so far this offseason. With three first-round draft picks in the fold and plenty of salary-cap space remaining, they might not even enter the regular season at 50-1.