Raider Nation: Five Goals for Oakland To Win AFC West In 2010

2010 brings in a new decade and what Raiders fans hope is a new era for the Sliver and Black. This upcoming season will be a big one for so many reasons, as a Raider fan when on Bleacher Report I try to write my articles to make them unique, I'm not just one of these random people who doesn't even follow the Raiders but tries to write season previews, you feel me?

I live in the Bay Area and attend all Raiders home games, my thoughts and views are from what I see, this is a real bleacher report I guess you can say, however I sit lower level, not bleachers!

Now onto some of my thoughts and what I feel is most needed for this upcoming season if the Raiders want to win the AFC West in 2010

Regardless of record, I believe the most important thing for this franchise is to win the AFC West title in 2010, it will give us an automatic home playoff game, and once in the playoffs anything can happen.


Oakland Raiders Top Five Season Goals


No. 1 - Oakland Must Win Their First Two Games of the Season

The Oakland Raiders haven't won a season opener since 2002 (the season they went to the Super Bowl, and last time they made a playoff appearance). I believe losing our season opener for the last seven years has killed this team and set the attitude for the rest of each season. Winning the first game is validating the training camp, it will give the Raiders the confidence that this season will be different, a solid win on the road will bring this team together, it will set the tone for the season.

If the Raiders can pull out a tough win on the road, they will come back home to a sold-out home opener vs a weak St. Louis Rams squad, the "Black Hole" will be rocking, I believe its key to win that first game. A blow out win and the Raiders starting their season 2-0 will do wonders for the rest of the season. Both games are important, must win games i...

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