Can The Oakland Raider Have a Top 5 Defense This Season?

August 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders played the Dallas Cowboys yesterday in a surprisingly exciting pre-season game.
The Raiders came out victorious 17-9 after scoring 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
While Oakland's offense was somewhat lackluster, the defense was stout and impressive all game.
It held Dallas' offense (which got 399 yards per game in 2009) to 263 yards.
This is a huge difference to last year's Raider defense, which managed to rank 26th overall and allow 361 yards per game.
Major changes have been made to the defense this off-season, with Kirk Morrison getting traded, Gerard Warren getting released, and Richard Seymour moving to defensive tackle.
New starters include LaMarr Houston, Kamerion Wimbley, and Rolando McClain.
The defense clearly proved that Dallas' first, second, and third string offense was no match for them.
The Raiders look poised to have a top five defense this season. However, there are some concerns and factors that ...

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