Oakland Raiders have improved in 2015, but still climbing

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Oct 11, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) is tackled by Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Secondary showing promise

The Oakland Raiders have been a bad spot on the defense every since Nnamdi Asomugha left. D.J. Hayden, a 1st-round corner, is a bust but he is getting better along with the rest of the secondary. One thing that has helped already is the addition of corner David Amerson after he was cut by the Washington Redskins.

Amerson been close to intercepting a couple of passes when opposing teams have challenged him and has been sticky in coverage. Pretty soon, those near misses on interceptions are going to turn into interceptions. He will be good to pair up with T.J. Carrie in the base defense when Carrie no longer has to fill in at free safety for Nate Allen.

Allen is eligible to come back from the IR designated for return in Week 10 to improve the secondary more. He’ll pair up with the great Charles Woodson, tied for the NFL’s lead in INTs, to make one of the best safety tandems in the AFC. If the Raiders can win some games between now and then, the Raiders could grab a playoffs with the secondary strengthened down he stretch.

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