The Las Vegas Raiders are off to a so-so start this season, as they’re 1-1, but they’re coming off an embarrassing performance in Week 2.
They got dismantled by the Buffalo Bills, 38-10, on Sunday, and they allowed Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen to make them look foolish, as he completed 31 of 37 passes for 274 yards and three touchdown passes.
Defensive end Chandler Jones hasn’t played yet this season after going on a tirade against the team on social media, including a recent incident where he made some shocking accusations.
Now he has claimed his social media account was hacked, via JPAFootball.
𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: #Raiders star DE Chandler Jones says his account was hacked in regards to some of the tweets he had been putting out on social media recently…
“Sorry for the mix up. I was hacked.” pic.twitter.com/VTH6YKmAio
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) September 18, 2023
The Raiders currently rank next-to-last in passing touchdowns allowed, and if they are to rebound from an ugly 2022 season and return to the playoffs, they will need Jones’ ability to pressure opposing quarterbacks.
Last season, he managed just 4.5 sacks in his first year with Las Vegas after putting up double-digit sacks in seven of his previous nine seasons.
Jones is a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time selection to the All-Pro First-Team, and when they acquired him during the 2022 offseason, it was thought he would help make them Super Bowl contenders.
The thinking was that he would team up with Maxx Crosby, a two-time Pro Bowler and a monster on the edge, to give them a strong pass-rush attack.
All around, the Raiders struggled on Sunday, and even though they were going up against a legitimate title contender in the Bills, there is every opportunity for them to once again have a disappointing year.
They managed to defeat the Denver Broncos in Week 1, but they did so by just one point, and the Broncos have their own problems, as they’re also 0-2 right now.
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