The Oakland Raiders finally have a team that is ready to win.
After their Super Bowl loss in 2002, they won at most five games from 2003-2009. Raider fans wanted to crawl into that Black Hole to hide.
But, fresh off a decent 2011 campaign in which they reached eight wins for a second consecutive season, the Raiders have the parts in place to make a playoff run.
Oakland fans have sustained years of torment, but the time has come to make a playoff run. (Maybe the team across the bay could share a little good fortune, too...?)
Here are five reasons the Raiders will make a playoff run in the 2012-13 NFL season.