These Raiders carried an air of unpredictability into the season. There were too many new players, new coaches and unproven commodities to know exactly how this year would turn out.
OAKLAND – Nate Allen’s torn MCL sent the Raiders secondary into an early-season tailspin.
ALAMEDA – Raiders safety Charles Woodson leads the NFL with five interceptions. That stat has garnered national attention, especially considering the drama associated with those picks.
ALAMEDA – Raiders safety Nate Allen was signed to be the starting free safety, an invaluable piece to the defensive puzzle who would rarely, if ever, leave the field.
The Raiders defense had been progressing well, improving skills, personnel fits and schemes throughout the season.