Oakland Raiders: 4 Keys to the Rest of the Season

The Oakland Raiders entered their bye week at 4-3, and you get the feeling that they're at a major crossroads in their 2011 season.

The euphoria surrounding the acquisition of Carson Palmer was short-lived, as the Raiders were burned by Kansas City and he threw three picks in his first appearance in silver and black.

The Raiders will come out of the bye and face two straight division opponents—games which could decide whether they really are playoff contenders or not.

Here are four keys to the rest of the season for the Oakland Raiders.

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