The Raiders are now 6-4 and sit atop the AFC West.
I know they only played against Ponder, the rookie, but the secondary is shaping up with the improved health of Michael Huff and Demarcus Van Dyke. The acquisition of Lito Sheppard hasn't exactly hurt the the Raiders secondary, either.
With Satele banged up, the Raiders need to go ahead and give Wisniewksi a chance to do what he was drafted to do. The Raiders will then have more size up front to run the ball more effectively up the middle.
Palmer gets another week of work in, and you know what that means for the Raiders offense. Chaz Schilens has always been the one that hasn't been healthy enough to show what he can do, but the health of others at the receiver position gives him another chance.
Then you have McFadden and Jacoby Ford out with injuries, and the Raiders are winning without them. When those two get back, it's going to be on and crackin' for the Raiders at full strength.
The Raiders run defense has now gone back to back games with having a 100-yard running back. The Vikings averaged 5.2 yards per carry as a team, but only 3.6 from the running back position.
Something needs to be done about the quarterback running, but the future looks bright for Raider Nation.