Oakland Raiders: 4 Keys to Week 6 Victory over Cleveland Browns

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Oakland Raiders: 4 Keys to Week 6 Victory over Cleveland Browns
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What a weekend.

A messy, tiring, exciting 25-20 win over the Houston Texans brings a bit of closure to the big hole in Oakland's heart. There is still a lot to sort through since team owner Al Davis passed away. The NFL legend was not just one community's figurehead. He was a close friend and mentor to a lot of Raiders players and personnel. 

You can't replace Al Davis.

Yet, the S.S. Silver and Black need a new captain. Head coach Hue Jackson seems ready to be a leader for this club and nobody seems to mind. It's uncharted territory for the Raiders. Letting Hue hold the compass for a while may not be the worst decision.

Sunday's contest against the Cleveland Browns feels like a great opportunity for Oakland to grab some more momentum, and for Hue and the Raiders to keep taking steps in the right direction. Oakland is entering a softer part of its schedule, and while every game says something about a team, this feels like a statement game.

How serious are these Raiders about winning?

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