The Raiders in The Playoffs? Something to Look For in 2009

By NFLSportChannel
for NFLSportChannel.com

Published: April 16, 2009

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... are going, is this a joke?

Well guess what, it is not. The Raiders are going to be the Falcons of 2009. They might not make the playoffs, but they will challenge the Chargers for the AFC West crown.

JaMarcus Russell has another year under his belt and he finally has a coach that is not in the hot seat.

The backfield is healthy and ready to tear it up in 2009, with Justin Fargas and Darren McFadden pounding it down the field, and Michael Bush and Oren O'Neal pounding it into the endzone.

The receiving corps is healthy, but adding a veteran wide receiver like Torry Holt or Amani Toomer, or drafting a stud like Michael Crabtree or Jeremy Maclin, would be a huge gain.

The offensive line is still weak, but with the acquisition of center Samson Satele from Miami will help because we all know Jake Grove is not the answer.

Robert Gallery and Cooper Carlisle are talented, but our tackle position is even weaker. Mario Henderson is an okay tackle,...

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