Direct Snap: 10 Oakland Raiders That Surprised in Win Over St. Louis Rams

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Direct Snap: 10 Oakland Raiders That Surprised in Win Over St. Louis Rams
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The Bruce is Loose!!

The Oakland Raiders defeated the St. Louis Rams, 16-14 at Oakland Coliseum yesterday for their first win of the season.

Though many expected the Raiders to win this game, it was not easy, nor was it a sure thing at any point. The fashion in which the Raiders won, with stifling defense and a spark from backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, was not expected but certainly welcome, as Raider Nation was starving for a victory from a squad who has greater expectations than usual this season. 

Some players and coaches surprised by stepping up their games at the right time and getting the job done when needed, exceeding expectations.

Others went the opposite route and disappointed by not living up to expectations. 

This slide show is dedicated to those players and coaches, no matter which camp they fall in to.

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