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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Las Vegas Raiders

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Las Vegas Raiders rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 7 roundup for the Raiders in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 13

Considering all the Raiders have gone through in the past week, it's amazing the confidence rating hasn't completely bottomed out. But that's what a confidence-building win at Denver will do for a team. It was truly the Raiders' most complete game of the season -- and when they needed it most. The question, then, is: Can Las Vegas, which is still trying to wrap its mind around Jon Gruden's email controversy and subsequent resignation, maintain a balance when it comes to emotions going forward? "We'll see," interim coach Rich Bisaccia said. -- Paul Gutierrez

NFL.com -- Rank: 15

Coming off the week from hell, Las Vegas had every excuse to pull a no-show on Sunday at Mile High. Instead, the Raiders delivered their most impressive all-around performance of the season in a 34-24 whooping of the Broncos. Interim coach Rich Bisaccia had the team ready on both sides of the ball: The Vegas defensive line battered Teddy Bridgewater all day, while Derek Carr continued to make sweet music with Henry Ruggs and his underrated collection of playmakers. After the game, Carr made a point to give credit to offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who pushed all the right buttons in his first game as play-caller in place of Jon Gruden. "I thought (Olson) crushed it," Carr said.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 11

So much for missing Jon Gruden. They beat up on Denver without Gruden, who resigned last week in a scandal. That says a lot about this team.

USA Today -- Rank: 17

WR Henry Ruggs III makes his receptions, all 20 of them, count -- he tops NFL with 22.3 yards per grab.

The Athletic -- Rank: 13

Rookie Heat Check: Mixed results, to put it mildly, for Raiders first-round offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood. He was a Week 1 starter at right tackle and it didn't go well. He allowed 18 pressures and four sacks in the Raiders' first four games, according to Pro Football Focus. The Raiders moved Leatherwood to right guard in Week 5, where they hope he can be a more physical presence as a run blocker and less of a liability in pass protection.

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