Good decision for Rice. He gets to play the Chefs and Raiders twice. That is 4 games (1/4 of the season) against teams with no secondary.
This is a team who is battling several major injuries to
key players including Pro Bowl talents like Lee, Austin, Jenkins, Murray,
Carter and Ratliff. Other key starters missing include Costa, Smith, Church and
Coleman. That is 11 key players - that's half the starting lineup. Yet we still went 8-8.