Oakland Raiders: 5 Things Fans Are Counting on in 2012

Al Davis' passing last year signaled the end of an era for Raiders fans. 

The reaction is an undoubtedly bittersweet one. While Davis led Oakland to its greatest periods of prosperity and success, his string of questionable front-office decisions towards the end of his career helped keep the Raiders in the cellar of the NFL for the past decade.

With Davis now gone and coming off back-to-back .500 seasons, the Silver and Black could be poised for a breakout year in 2012.  

To do so, Oakland and its fans will have to count on these five things to happen...

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