Oakland Raiders Spirits High Heading into Bye: Team Is 3-0 vs AFC West Rivals

The Oakland Raiders are heading into a bye week and at 5-4 have reason for excitement. They are currently on a three-game winning streak. In their last three games, the Silver and Black has outscored opponents by 115-37. The average rushing yards per game is 226.3. Jason Campbell has also raised his quarterback rating to an impressive 108.4 compared to the 10 rating he had against the San Francisco 49ers.

In the AFC West however, the record speaks for itself, 3-0. This answers the question, Who is the better team in the race for the AFC West title. The Raiders have defeated the Chiefs, the denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers! They will play them one more time each, but the Raiders should be able to repeat.

Many heard the words of coach Tom Cable when he said, "We are going for the AFC West division title." Looking at how well the Oakland Raiders have played; it's a viable statement.

Tom Cable has been the building block for the Oakland Raiders. In fact, when former coach Lane Kiffin was released and Tom Cable was interim, there were fans claiming that Cable should be released as well. Then there were the loyal who could see that Tom Cable was a different type of coach.

Tom Cable went through a tough year after news of his alleged punching of an assistant coach and the the ex-wife debacle. Still, and very much like the team he coaches, Tom Cable survived it all, kept his focus on Oakland Raider improvement, and is the winner.

The road is still going to be tough for the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have a realistic shot at the playoffs but to do so must play well against some decent teams. the first being their nemesis from days past, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last year it was QB Bruce Gradkowski who was able to defeat the Steelers. This year will be Jason Campbell.

Jason Campbell has really done a great job turning around his career in Oakland. At the start of this season, his play was mediocre....

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