Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills Have Reasons to Be Ravenous

Honor Warren Wells TheTorchSenior Writer IISeptember 16, 2011

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21:  Johnnie Lee Higgins #15 of the Oakland Raiders runs with the ball against Ashton Youboty #26 of the Buffalo Bills during the game on September 21, 2008 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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It's been too long since the Oakland Raiders have won a championship or a Super Bowl. Similarly, the Buffalo Bills had a record with sparse data for wins, and too many losses in 2010.

Both teams ought to have a ravenous desire to win on Sept 18.

A look at the Bills data shows eight consecutive losses, followed by two wins, two losses, two wins and finally two losses.

Since the Bills have the same head coach, you can be certain his head is on the block. A 4-12 record just doesn't look good to most fans and NFL owners.

Also, since the Oakland Raiders have a new head coach Hue Jackson, he, too, needs to produce quickly in order to avoid what has been the historical pattern in the tenure of Oakland Raider head coaches.

Some fans say that the Oakland Raiders have a group of young, talented and hungry players. Well, this should buttress the drive for a victory on Sept. 18.

The dynamics of an NFL game are complex. One thing is certain: teams don't like to lose games in their hometown. The Bills will probably work hard to save face and attain a 2-0 record.

The Raiders also have a point to prove. So, we can expect a competitive game that will be very physical, and loaded with penalties.

Which team will be victorious on Sept 18? My answer is the Oakland Raiders.