It has been a horrendous few days for the Oakland Raiders and their fans after falling to a heavy defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins in this season's first Wembley game.
The Dolphins were rampant in their victory over the Raiders in London on Sunday evening and they cruised to a 38-14 win, the Raiders slumped to a 0-4 start to the season.
Following that defeat, it was announced late on Monday that the Raiders had fired their head coach Dennis Allen.
Despite being 0-4 in the 2014 NFL season, the Raiders are currently suffering an NFL high 0-10 streak dating back to November of 2013.
With Allen as head coach, the Raiders have managed a very unsatisfying 8-28 record across the last two NFL seasons this years horrendous start.
The Raiders have been arguably one of the worst teams in the NFL over the last two years after losing by over 20 points in nine of Allen's 36 games in charge.
Having gone 4-12 in each of the last two NFL seasons, Allen shook up his team this off-season bringing in many different faces in free agency.
Arguably the most interesting name was Quarterback Matt Schaub who was brought in from the Houston Texans after leading them to a 2-14 record last year.
It has proven to not be enough for the Raiders however who are now on their bye week and will have plenty of time to find Allen's replacement.
Allen was the Raiders seventh coach since they traded Jon Gruden to Tampa Bay in 2001 - the most by any NFL team in that time.
The organization are expected to provide further details on an interim coach on Tuesday.
It doesn't get easier
Having lost their opening four matches, their schedule shows a high degree of difficulty after their bye week.
Starting with a game against the San Diego Chargers, they have to play the Chargers yet again then two games against divisional rivals the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers make up the other big teams left for the Raiders along with a home match with the currently unbeaten Arizona Cardinals.
Its not all bad for Oakland though with games against the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and fellow strugglers the St Louis Rams all offering potential victories for the Raiders.
While those games may seem easier, given the football we've seen from the Raiders, its hard to predict them to beat anyone.
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