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Raiders' win could launch them

Posted on: October 9, 2011 5:43 pm
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.

Category: NFL

Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: October 10, 2011 9:58 am

Raiders' win could launch them

yep another raider fan has joined the club, just a little tribute to Al the man deticated his life to this game he had his ups n downs just like everyone else does,but you all have to admit he made a big difference to the whole picture of pro football ive been a fan of the raiders n Al since 1967 i was 10 yrs old ,Al was always the bad guy and he wouldnt have wanted it any other way if thats what it took to win he was in thats what i loved about him so rest in peace Al and know you will be remembered and loved by your fans always. just win baby!!!!

Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: October 9, 2011 6:50 pm

Raiders' win could launch them

Raiders will be 6-2 after playing Denver in a few weeks.

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