The Raiders became the first team to go undefeated within their division and fail to make the playoffs. Pretty typical stuff if you're a Raiders fan. The Broncos, Chargers, and Chiefs couldn't handle the Silver & Black. Problem is, the rest of the league had no problem.
Let's go inside the numbers a little bit.
6-0 - Record against the AFC West
2-2 - Record against the NFC West, the worst division in football
215 - points scored in 6 games against AFC West teams
195 - points scored in 10 games against the rest of the league
1,157 - Yards Run-DMC had, becoming the first 1,000 yard rusher since Justin Fargas (1,009 yds.) in 2007
1,244 - Kickoff return yards by Jacoby Ford
101, 99 - Yardage on opening kickoff TD's for Jacoby Ford
+39 - Point differential for the 2010 season
Good season. Tom Cable has certainly proven that he is the man in Oakland. He's got a little fire inside, and the guys seemed to respond to it. They were in every game but two (TEN 38-13, PIT 35-3) and finished .500.
I'm sweating trying to crunch these numbers here, so it's time to grab a non-alcoholic drink from the fridge. I feel like I've been on a week-long bender.
Back to the gym tomorrow morning, although my resolution has nothing to do with fitness for 2011. Those never work, so if you're one of the people who said to yourself, "I'm gonna get in shape this year" - change your resolution immediately. Gotta go put my workout together for the week.
Take care gentle people.