NFL Power Rankings 2012, Week 3: Raiders Take A Fall

Sept 16 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Oakland Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain (55) sits on the bench in the fourth quarter in a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins defeated the Raiders 35-13. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

After being blown out by the Miam Dolphins on Sunday, the Raiders were knocked even further into the basement of the nation's Power Rankings.

After being dismantled by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Oakland Raiders took a fall down all the power rankings across the web, including SB Nation. It wasn't that they had much further down to go but still, a loss like that deserves that you take somewhat of a hit.

SB Nation dropped the Raiders from No. 28 to No. 31 and harped on the fact that the Raiders had shown so much promise over the last few years and appear to have now reverted back to rebuilding mode.

ESPN dropped the Raiders from No. 25 to No. 30 and mentioned that the next three quarterbacks the Raiders will face are Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan. And this is for a team that lost both starting cornerbacks in the first two weeks of the season to injuries. Yikes.

Sportsline dropped the Raiders from No. 23 to No. 27 and chastised them for not even showing up against Miami, even with the short turnaround from the previous week.

For more on the Raiders, check out Silver and Black Pride.

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