Top 10 Oakland Raiders Video Highlights of 2010
The Oakland Raiders 5-4 start has inspired fans of Oakland and the NFL world alike.
Some of the wins may have been sloppy and the drama may never be over, but the Oakland Raiders have proved one thing: This is the season that gives the Oakland Raiders a new reputation.
There have been countless stars on this mixed squad, with youngsters and veterans working in harmony to achieve this resurgence. Whether or not they can finish the job will be the the question for the non-believers.
I, however, am one of those who believe.
1. Campbell To Ford: The Game Winner
Words can't even do justice for the joy I get from watching this clip. Not only did it signify a winning record, but it also put the Oakland Raiders back in the same sentence as "division" and "incredible".
Thank you Jacoby Ford for being so fast. And what about Jason Campbell? I didn't know he had that accuracy. A shock of the greatest kind, ladies and gentlemen. This play showed the team's resilience to a nation of Raider fans.
2. Michael Huff Knocks the Ball Loose from Rivers, Tyvon Branch Houses Fumble
The Nation goes nuts on a replay. Take that, tuck rule!
In a pivotal part of the game, Huff screams around the corner to hit Philip Rivers arm, causing him to lose the ball before he could grip a forward pass.
In a smart move, Tyvon Branch plays until he hears a whistle, which would eventually lead to a Raider touchdown after a successful replay.
3. Campbell To Ford: The Bail Out
It's never over until it's over. Jacoby Ford proved that on what may have been the best catch I've seen by a Raider since the likes of Timmy Brown.
4. The McClain Train Does the Ram Slam
In the ever-so-important home opener, the Raiders won in crushing fashion. If you missed the game, this play sums it up.
It's been called by the Ram slam, the Rolando bottom, and the body slam, but it's best summed up by a quick view. Watch it for yourself. This is one rookie who demands respect.
5. Darren McFadden vs.Denver Broncos
Darren McFadden seals the deal on his best career game, as well as the Broncos dignity.
6. Michael Bush Catches the Impossible, Tyvon Branch Miracle Interception
Two back-to-back amazing plays in the Seahawks game left fans and the media speechless. First, it was Michael Bush with a wacky tipped ball, which he somehow brought down for a big gain.
Then Tyvon Branch makes his case once again. Stanford Routt sprawls out and Tyvon puts himself in the right place for a big Raider turnover.
7. Brandon Meyers Blocks Punt Against Chargers, Eugene Scores to Make It 12-0
2nd Blocked punt against San Diego
Brandon Myers splits the shaky San Diego Charger special teams and gets the Raiders second blocked punt of the day. The first one went out the back of the end zone for a safety.
Hiram Eugene snatched the second rock, running five yards for a TD, putting the Raiders up by 12.
8. Marcel Reece's Fourth Down Score to Set the Tone Against Seattle
This play took a lot of good fortune, being that the ball somehow found its way into the arms of Marcel Reece. Huge play for the Raiders, a team that would continue to build on this gutsy decision.
9. Chris Johnson with a Pick 6 to Start the Route in Denver
CJ pick 6
Before it was a blowout, Chris Johnson set the tone by intercepting Kyle Orton and putting the Raiders on top from the start. What a play for a player who has largely been underachieving.
10. Marcel Reece
Marcel Reece is a household name
This is not high on the list because of the fact Louis Murphy was hurt on the play.
Despite that fact, what a grab by the emerging Marcel Reece. He's one of the best receiving fullbacks I've seen in years.
Mike Alstott anyone?
Conclusion: Janikowski Ices the Deal
I had to add this into the countdown because, after all, this is what Oakland has done this year. It's the pinnacle of an eight-year drought.
I have my own video from the stands as well, but because of some choice F bombs, I chose to go with a little cleaner testimonial in this fan's documentation.
Enjoy Raider Fans. I know this one sends chills through my body.