Can the Oakland Raiders Take the AFC West in 2011 with a Perfect 6-0 Repeat?

 Last season the legendary Oakland Raiders stepped their game up a notch and worked towards their former greatness as they took the AFC West with a perfect 6-0 record. The Oakland Raiders at the same time put historical numbers in their record books when they defeated the Denver Broncos in Denver with a 59-14 win.

 So what was the recipe for the Oakland Raider success playing their rivals last season? Some of  the recipe may have been the faith that former head coach Tom Cable had for the team. The players seemed to play hard for Tom and they looked good.Or possibly, the presence of Hue Jackson? Jackson helped the running game and helped Darren McFadden blow through holes to gain over a 1000 yd running. Either way this team was much improved than it has been in the past. The running game was fantastic!

 Currently, the NFL is in a lockout and teams are working out potential newcomers to the teams. As for the Oakland Raiders, they to are doing the same but the biggest advantage the Oakland Raider have over their AFC West rivals is the camaraderie between the team mates and also owner Al Davis  keeping this particular unit together.

  Keeping lineman Tommy Kelly and Richard Seymour was huge for Raider fans around the universe. It is also great news to hear that the former New England Patriot and SB champion Richard Seymour wants to end his career in Oakland. He has played just as hard as he did in New England and has not lost a step in his game.

 The defense is actually improving every year. Rookie Rolando McClain had a spectacular year and was as hard a hitter as former Raider great Greg Biekert. Yes, I said it Greg Biekert.

 Another huge reason why the Oakland Raiders can repeat last seasons performance is the talent that stepped up last season. The new guys in particular. WR Jacoby Ford played like a ball hawk. He literally took the ...

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