Raiders couldn't hide issues anymore, had to fire Guenther

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The NFL is set up to make teams like the Raiders believe they’re good enough. That no matter how stark the truth is about their defensive ineptness, there is always hope for middling .500 teams to make a late-season run to the playoffs.

But trying to conceal how bad the Raiders are defensively gets tougher and tougher each week.

It finally got defensive coordinator Paul Guenther fired Sunday night.

Indianapolis exposed several warts in a 44-27 win at Allegiant Stadium, the Colts on putting some serious distance between themselves and the Raiders if and when any playoff tiebreaker scenarios would arise.

Shortly after, Guenther was relieved of his duties.

Feels a bit silly to be talking about the Raiders and a postseason berth following the last three weeks. Blowout loss to the Falcons. Hail Mary escape against the Jets. Blowout loss to the Colts.

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