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Oakland Raiders Super Bowl Odds

NFL News - August 21st, 2009 - Written by Ryan Smith

After finishing last season with a 5-11 record, the 2009 Oakland Raiders will be looking to turn it around this upcoming NFL season. Tom Cable will begin his first full season as Oakland's head coach this year, after taking over head coaching duties midway through last season. Quarterback Jamarcus Russell will be looking to fulfill the promise that made him the first overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. The 2009 Oakland Raiders will need Russell to finally play up to his potential if they are going to have much success this year. The Raiders' defense showed promise last year, but they will need to be better at stopping the run this season if Oakland has any chance of making the playoffs. The 2010 Super Bowl Odds have the Oakland Raiders listed at 100:1 this year. To find out all of the 2010 Super Bowl Odds, be sure to visit BetUS Sportsbook.

For the 2009 Oakland Raiders to turn around a struggling team from last year, they will need QB Jamarcus Russell to generate much for production for them on offense. He finished last season with only 2,423 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Raiders finished the season as the worst passing team in the league averaging only 148.1 yards per game. Russell needs to make better decisions under center for the Raiders this year if he is going to shake off the label of being a bust. With Jeff Garcia joining the Raiders this off season, Russell will need to play well if he wants to remain as the team's starting quarterback. The biggest strength of the 2009 Oakland Raiders offense will be their rushing attack. They finished last year ranked tenth in the NFL averaging 124.2 yards per game. Darren McFadden, Justin Fargas, and Michael Bush will give the Raiders a trio of talented running backs to lean on this year. If McFadden can stay healthy this year, he may end up having a breakout season for the Raiders.

The Oakland Raiders defense finished last season giving up 360.9 yards per game, which ranked them 27th in the NFL. Where they really struggled was their inability to stop the run, as they gave up 159.7 yards per game which was the second worst in the NFL. The 2009 Oakland Raiders will need to be much better at stopping the run if they are going to find success this year. Linebackers Kirk Morrison and Thomas Howard lead a relatively weak Oakland front seven. Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has become one of the top players at his position in the league. The Raiders gave up only 201.3 passing yards a game last year, which was good enough for tenth in the NFL. The Oakland Raiders will need to sure up their run defense if they are going to improve off of a disappointing season last year. With betting odds listing the Raiders at 100:1 to win it all this year, not much is expected of them this 2009 NFL Season.

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