After 6-0 Dominance in the West, Oakland Raiders Primed for Super Bowl 2011

Last season, millions of NFL fans saw the emergence of Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden, WR Jacoby Ford, LB Rolando McClain, DL Tommy Kelly, DL Kamerion Wimbley, SS Mike Mitchell and QB Jason Campbell.

This was just a small group of talented Silver and Black players that performed well enough to get starter positions and punish opponents in 2010. Oakland's newest roster has the talent to take the Silver and Black to a Super Bowl in 2011.

How so? Well there was the historic beating of Denver 59-14, there's the perfect 6-0 record against the AFC West, and as of late is the addition of an elite coaching staff. Yes, Rod Woodson is an elite coach!

The Oakland Raiders had a legitimate shot at taking the AFC West to the playoffs but a few mistakes during the 2010 season cost the Raiders another Super Bowl trip. The Oakland Raiders were able to defeat their AFC West rivals with a perfect 6-0 but fell short of stopping both Jacksonville Jaguars and the Arizona Cardinals.

The dominance over the AFC West was a nice accomplishment for the Oakland Raiders. The dual wins over the San Diego Chargers was the last hump for the Silver and Black.

The San Diego Chargers had thrived when they used RB Ladanian Tomlinson. LT was a great RB, unfortunately had some big games against the Raiders, he exposed weaknesses and was even able to throw TDs on the Silver and Black. It was not pretty at all but those days are over. The San Diego Chargers are no where near to being the good team they used to be.

The Oakland Raiders were definitely in a slump, they had actually hit rock bottom to become the worst team in the AFC West. They could not stop the run nor could they score in the red zone.

The Oakland Raiders then signed the arm and spirit of  a young quarterback named JaMarcus Russell in the hopes he would perform as he did at LSU. Yet,with no drive or heart Russe...

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