Found December 16, 2011 on NBC Bay Area:
When the Raiders host the Lions Sunday, they know they’ll at least have one thing they haven’t had the past two games: the crowd. While key playmakers seem to be disappearing left and right, the Raiders are looking for anything to give them a boost as they head into the final three games of the season with hopes of trying to secure a playoff spot. At 7-6 after two straight road losses, Oakland trails Denver (8-5) by one game in the AFC West. The Broncos – matched against the Patriots Sunday – could have their six-game winning streak come to an end, however. “Oh my God, that’s going to be a huge boost,” head coach Hue Jackson told Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group in reference to Sunday’s seventh home sellout crowd at O.co Coliseum this season. “We’ve been on the road, with angry people screaming at us for the last coupleof weeks and giving it to us. We’ve had to take it. Now we’re at home and our crowd will be there for us.” But how many of the Raiders will be there for the fa
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