Six and a half years of misery came to an end Sunday afternoon in Oakland California as the Oakland Raiders rode great special teams play to a 35-27 victory over their division rival, the San Diego Chargers.
Philip Rivers and the Chargers' passing attack went virtually unchecked, San Diego out gained the Raiders 506 to 279, and created many worrisome moments for Raider Nation.
Despite an injury to starting quarterback Bruce Gradkowski and surrendering an early lead, Tom Cable kept his team motivated and focused, and a few unlikely heroes emerged for the Silver and Black.
A few players that were playing below their potential stepped up and helped lead the Raiders to victory.
This slide show will highlight only some of those that led the Raiders to victory.
Here we go...