Why Oakland might get the NFL's Attention This Year

Bret ArmstrongAnalyst IJuly 13, 2009

Why Oakland might get the NFL's Attention This Year

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    OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 19:  Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders runs against the New York Jets during an NFL game on October 19, 2008 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Defense! *CLAP CLAP* Defense! *CLAP CLAP*

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 23:  Linebacker Kirk Morrison #52 of the Oakland Raiders defends against the Denver Broncos during week 12 NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 23, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 31-10.  (Photo

The Ground Game

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Michael Bush #29 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Kyle Williams #95 on September 21, 2008 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 24-23. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Head Coach That Al Davis Actually Likes

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 23:  Head coach Tom Cable of the Oakland Raiders leads his team against the Denver Broncos during week 12 NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 23, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 31-10.  (Photo

The Passing Game

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    TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 28: Wide receiver Chaz Schilens #81 of the Oakland Raiders grabs a seocnd-quarter sideline pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 28, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

Special Teams

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 23:  Place kicker Sebastian Janikowski #11 of the Oakland Raiders kicks an extra point from the hold of Shane Lechler #9 against  the Denver Broncos during week 12 NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 23, 2008 in Denver,