AFC West: Cinciinati Bengals

Oakland Raiders: Moving on

October, 17, 2011
10/17/11
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Here are some areas the Oakland Raiders need to focus on after a 24-17 home victory over Cleveland on Sunday:

Recap: It was a bittersweet win for the Raiders. They improved to 4-2 in their first home game since the Oct. 8 death of owner Al Davis. However, the Raiders also lost quarterback Jason Campbell with a broken collarbone; he is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Biggest area to fix: The Raiders need to figure out what they are going to do at quarterback. They will either proceed with backup Kyle Boller or pursue a veteran, perhaps free agent David Garrard. It is being reported the Raiders are trying to persuade Cincinnati to trade Carson Palmer, whom Oakland's Hue Jackson coached in the past. Such a development is unlikely, however.

Biggest area to build on: The Raiders were penalized just five times for 35 yards Sunday — a marked improvement for the NFL’s most-penalized team. Jackson has been concentrating on that area and it was good to see progress made.

What to watch for: The Raiders host Kansas City next Sunday. The Raiders have won eight consecutive AFC West games dating back to the 2009 season — the longest current division winning streak in the league.

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