Oakland Raiders: Finding Bright Spots in a Black Hole

Posted: 4th January 2010 by Joseph Lopez in NFL
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Shortly before the 2009 NFL regular season, many Oakland Raiders fans, including myself, shared a sense of optimism about the team's future. The Raiders closed out the 2008-09 regular season on a high note and seemed to be poised for a decent 2009 season. Well, with the regular season now over and the playoffs in full-swing, Raiders fans are left scratching their heads as they look desperately for answers to a NFL mystery. Since the Raiders' loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Superbowl XXXVII, they've managed to win only 29 games and have suffered 83 losses during the course of the past seven seasons. In 2009, the Raiders managed to win five games, matching last season's total, but were outscored by opponents, 197-379, in a mostly disappointing season that was surrounded by controversy. ...

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