For all the focus the Raiders made on the secondary in the draft and with the hire of John Pagano to be Assistant Head Coach – Defense, it has yet to yield a single interception. And we’re six games in.
If you’re thinking that seems like some kind of record, you’re kinda right. Only two other teams in NFL history have had zero interceptions at this point in the season. This little stat was pointed out Sunday evening by Josh Dubow of the Associated Press.
Dubow says thru 5 games, but he means 6 games, which makes more sense as his stats was immediately following the Raiders’ week 6 loss to the Chargers in which they again had no interceptions.
Last season the Raiders had their first interception in week two against the Falcons. They had five interceptions by week five and finished with 16 picks which was 9th most in the NFL.