The Oakland Raiders have not been a very good football team in 2012.
That may not come as a huge surprise to fans of the NFL, but those clad in silver and black each Sunday can't be very happy with their 2-4 start.
The team ranks 31st in rushing, despite having Darren McFadden carrying the rock, and they've been blown out in three of their four defeats.
But alas, not all is doom in gloom in the Bay Area, and I'm not about to bring up the San Francisco 49ers, either.
The Raiders are still just a game back in the AFC West, and although the playoffs may be a long shot, they've definitely shown improvement since the beginning of the season.
Here are five signs that the team is headed in the right direction.