The Las Vegas Raiders are an American football club that competes at the professional level and call the Las Vegas metropolitan region their home.
The Raiders are a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) West division of the National Football League (NFL), which is the professional football league in the United States.
After three unsuccessful seasons in Oakland, the Raiders were formally rebranded as the “Las Vegas Raiders” in a ceremony held on January 22, 2020, at the Allegiant Stadium, which was still in the process of being built at the time.
The city of Las Vegas began the 2021 season with a perfect record of 3-0 after the decision was made to get supporters back into the game.
The Raiders overcame a midseason slump and managed to make it to the postseason for the first time since 2016, beating the Los Angeles Chargers in the final seconds of overtime during a week 18 game.
Despite several incidents off the field that resulted in the arrests and terminations of players such as Henry Ruggs, Damon Arnette and Nate Hobbs, the Raiders overcame off-field issues and managed to make it.
In the 2021 season, the Raiders finished with a record of 10-7, which qualified them for the playoffs. At Paul Brown Stadium, they were defeated by the Cincinnati Bengals, who went on to win the AFC championship. The final score was 26-19.
Are the Las Vegas Raiders changing their name?
As soon as they have successfully transitioned from being known as the Oakland Raiders to the Las Vegas Raiders. The squad has no intention of changing its name anytime in the near future.