Oakland Raiders Could Easily Be a 4-1 Contender and Can Still Salvage the Season

October 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Oakland Raiders started the season 1-3 and the media was quick to claim that this team is the same team of years past. Most assumed that all the hype of the offseason was just that—hype.
New quarterback Jason Campbell was scrapped after one-and-a-half games in favor of the scrappy reserve, Bruce Gradkowski, and they were still giving up big runs.
Then the Raiders beat the favorite to win the AFC West last weekend when they hosted the San Diego Chargers. The Raiders withstood an outstanding performance by Phillip Rivers and played tough from start to finish in order to secure the win.
Despite an impressive win that showed the dedication of this team, the talking heads all still dismiss the Raiders as a bad team not worth discussing.
However, when one really takes a look at how this season has gone, it is easy to see how different things could be right now. The Week One game against the Titans was a bad loss that showed the team was not prepared for the seas...

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