The Raiders sent a late-round pick in the 2014 Draft to acquire Schaub from the Houston Texans, and Allen now feels that he can help them compete against the high-powered offenses of the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers.
Allen told reporters: "We have a quarterback now that's on par with the quarterbacks in this division. The best way to stop those offenses number one is to keep your defense off the field.
"And I think with some of the things we've been able to do up front, both from a protection standpoint, from an ability to run the football, I think those things are going to help us.
"Obviously I think the quarterback's going to help us. But yeah, we strive to be the best defense in this division and it's a tough division to be the best in."
The Raiders finished with a 4-12 record in the 2013 season.