Just when it looked as if the Raiders might blow another game, safety Michael Huff intercepts a pass in the end zone, the lead is preserved and the win is guaranteed.
Just win, baby.
Playing for the first time after the loss of their owner, Al Davis, the Raiders made just enough plays to push themselves to 3-2 -- which is important for a couple of reasons. First of all, they beat a non-division team. What's more, it was the leading team in the AFC South and a club that could ... should ... make the playoffs.
More important, they may have launched themselves into the bright, blue yonder. Look at their schedule and maybe you'll agree: They next play Cleveland, Kansas City and Denver -- all at home -- and it's not unimaginable to believe they could win all three. Especially after what happened here.
Where the Raiders blew an earlier road game in Buffalo, they found a way to win here. Where they didn't have the right stuff down the stretch, they did here. Where they wondered if they were legit, they know now.
So they survived a scare. They won. Somehow, I don't think Davis would've complained.
Raiders' win could launch them
Posted on: October 9, 2011 5:43 pm