NFL Week 9 Preview: Will the Oakland Raiders Continue To Dominate?

The Oakland Raiders are on their first two-game winning streak since the end of the 2008 season, and they have done so in dominant fashion. The Raiders have outscored their last two opponents by the score of 92-17. The Raiders have won their last two and three of their last four games, which started with a 35-27 victory over the San Diego Chargers in Week 5.

The Raiders offensive outburst began with a 59-14 route of the Denver Broncos in Week 7, than a 33-3 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8. The Raider offense has been carried by third year running back Darren McFadden who has ran for 276 yards in his last two games. The Raiders' resurgence has left them with the league leaders in offensive categories.

The Raiders are fourth in points per game, second in total points, and second in rushing yards per game. The Raiders' offense will need to keep rolling if they want to defeat their division rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders are back home in Week 9 for which will be a huge game in the AFC West. Coach Tom Cable has his Raiders in second place in the division, and this Sunday will be key for the Raiders if they want any chance at winning their first division title since 2002.

Many Raiders have been stepping up in recent weeks, and it starts with the play of quarterback Jason Campbell. Campbell has thrown four touchdowns during the Raiders two-game winning streak with no interceptions. It is key for Campbell to protect the football to keep the Raiders' offense on the field so the running game can ware down the opposing defense.

Due to the effectiveness of the running game, it has opened things up for Campbell. The Raiders have rushed for almost 600 yards these last two games with the running of Darren McFadden, Michael Bush, and Marcel Reece. The running game has allowed Campbell to find success with second year receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who had a career game in Week 8, catching 5 passes for 105 yards and...

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