Spirit of Al Davis on the Field for Oakland’s Win Over Houston

We all know that there is no way Al Davis isn’t still hovering over his team from high above the same way he was while still living. However we never could have expected him to actually be on the field. Now you might no believe it’s possible but on the final play of the dramatic win in Houston that might have been the case.

Upon further review a few astute eyes noticed the Raiders were minus one player when Michael Huff snatched victory from the sky Sunday. That’s right. Oakland only had 10 men on the field for that dramatic conclusion…well 11 if you toss Mr. Davis into the mix. Now even if you don’t believe your heart then you’ve got to trust your eyes.

Check the video, count the number of Raiders and we’ll circle back after the jump.


Though it was an unintentional tribute the mistake only adds to legendary victory. As if that wasn’t ironic enough, the Raiders were previously flagged for having too many men on the field in the same game.

You honestly can’t script this kind of stuff.

You also can’t help but think of that pigeon that lined up in formation and went downfield with the Raiders a couple years ago. Justin Fargas would later say that pigeon was the spirit of special teams contributor Marquis Cooper who died in a tragic boating accident before the season began.

All this does is further prove that the Raider Spirit is alive and well and isn’t going anywhere. Once a Raider. Always a Raider. Even in death.

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