Oakland Raiders vs. St. Louis Rams: Complete Week 13 Preview for Oakland

When the Oakland Raiders step on the field this Sunday, they're going to have a chance to do something they haven't done all season: go on a winning a streak. The team is coming off a thrilling win in which it performed well in all three phases of the game. The question now is whether Oakland can repeat that type of performance this week against the St. Louis Rams.

It's not a coincidence that Oakland's first win coincided with the team's first effective game on the ground. It's also not a coincidence that this breakout performance didn't involve Darren McFadden or Maurice Jones-Drew.

Latavius Murray and Marcel Reece provided 149 of the Raiders' 179 rushing yards. The performance should prove enough for the coaches to finally move away from McFadden and Jones-Drew permanently.

The defense has been the team's top unit since the bye week, and special teams have been effective. It had been the offense that was costing the team wins, but that finally changed thanks to the play of Murray and Reece. They'll have to set the tone once again. And they'll have a great opportunity to do that against St. Louis' 19th-ranked rush defense.

Can Oakland repeat last week's performance? Absolutely. Here's a breakdown of what the Raiders need to do to come away with their second win of the season.

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