In 1991 the league’s first African-American head coach would lead a silver laden team of football giants to the AFC Championship game. Despite this incredible social accomplishment, the team would go on to be decimated by Jim Kelley and the Buffalo Bills.
The doldrums that is the mid-season bye week is finally coming to a close. The pillaging pirates in black look to emerge from this Bermuda Triangle with a healthy roster of swashbucklers. With the team setting sail to Mexico City to take on the Houston Texans, we take a closer look under the hull and give you the skeleton keys to the game.
The Oakland Raiders find themselves smack dab in the middle of the spotlight as they square off against the defending Superbowl Champions in what will be their first Sunday Night Football appearance since 2006. Though this rivalry has never cooled down at any point in either team’s history, this is undoubtedly the most meaningful matchup the two have had in over a decade. That being said, let’s take a closer look at how these two squads matchup.