The Raiders are already in the playoffs, though it’s a bracket of their own creation.
ALAMEDA – Raiders safety Charles Woodson still plays at a high level, even at age 39. He remains tied for the NFL lead with five interceptions, even at age 39.
DETROIT – The Raiders have developed a habit of letting great skill players be great. Take the last two weeks for example.
Charles Woodson has been a shot in the arm for this Raiders team under coach Jack Del Rio, which you'd come to expect from a first-round talent.
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.