Oakland Raiders at Mid-Season: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Holla at me, RAIDER NATION!

Well, here we are at the midway point of the season.

I know that you've been waiting (and waiting) for our team to turn the corner, and with the Raiders winning their last two games in impressive fashion (racking up...oh, lets say 90-plus points) and moving their record to .500, I know that everyone wants to open their windows or go to their rooftops and scream "The Raiders are back!!"

I can't say that I blame you.

However, I'm here to remind you that we need to show a little restraint:

A) The season is only half over, and

B) Let's remember who we were playing when we had these offensive explosions.

First, let's talk about the Broncos, a team coached by Josh McDaniels, who just might be a village idiot! (And you guys complain about Cable!!) This is the guy who got rid of his No. 1 quarterback, then turned around and got rid of his No. 1 wide receiver. Still not satisfied, he decided to get rid of his (proven) defensive coordinator! If McDaniels isn't (very) careful, soon someone is going to be looking to get rid of him!

We should beat this team!

Next, let's talk about Seattle.

Now, while the Hawks have improved (some) under Pete Carroll, let's be realistic—we're still talking about a team that has, what, like a 4-15 road record! No way should they come into the Black Hole and get a win!

We should beat this team!

The good news is that, at least for now, the Raiders are beating the teams that they should beat (It's been a while.) However, I'm Olde School, and where I come from, you don't get praise for doing what you should be doing!!

(Who started that trend?!?)

At worst we should be 5-4 and tied for a share of the division lead!

Speaking of which, next on the docket we have the Chiefs, another team that we should beat. As we all kno...

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