Happy New Year, Raider Nation!

Happy 2012, Nation!

Today we begin not only a new year but also a new era of Raider football. Now the Raiders don’t control their own fate as far as making the playoffs goes. We’re going to need some help from the Chiefs in order to win the AFC West. So while you’re nursing that hangover be sure to root for Kyle Orton’s revenge in Mile High today.

In order for Oakland to sneak in as a wildcard team they’ll need some help from the Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens. Make sure to keep an eye on those games too.

But above all else there is one very important mission the silver and black must accomplish today. Same as it was last year, same as it is every year for the Raiders and so it rings true at the beginning of this year as well.

Just win, baby!

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