Oakland Raiders Predictions: 5 Players Key to Winning AFC West

Following an 8-8 season in 2010, both the Oakland Raiders players and head coach Hue Jackson believe that they can win the AFC West and send the Raiders to the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

Last season was all about the running game as the Raiders ranked second in rushing yards per game, only behind the Kansas City Chiefs. 

On the defensive side of the ball, the loss of Nnamdi Asomugha puts a lot of pressure on the defensive backs in 2011. 

With all that said, we'll look at the five most important players for the Raiders in 2011 en route to an AFC West title. 

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